The Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO) is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization which is dedicated to providing financial support for quality educational and enrichment programs for EVERY student in Orinda’s public schools.
Established in 1979, EFO has become a leader among educational non-profits, setting the standard for fundraising and accountability. Working in partnership with the Orinda Union School District (OUSD) and Miramonte High School, EFO steps in where state funding leaves off, keeping our schools academically sound and nationally competitive.
EFO is composed of dedicated parents and community members who believe in our mission and believe that our schools are our community’s greatest assets. Each Orinda school is represented on the EFO Board of Directors and every aspect of our fundraising efforts is performed by enthusiastic volunteers who bring a multitude of talents to their assigned tasks. About ninety-five percent of the monies raised from parent donors and non-parent contributors goes directly to Orinda’s schools.
EFO’s annual budget for Orinda schools is developed collaboratively with OUSD and Miramonte through a yearly prioritization process and in accordance with our funding guidelines. The budget serves as the basis for our fundraising campaign goal, which is $1.515 million for the 2012-2013 school year. Interested in more details? Click here to view the EFO Financial Statement May 31, 2010 – Audited [PDF].
For details of the 2011-2012 campaign, an overview of the funded programs and lists of donors, here’s an online version of our EFO Annual Report published September 2012.