Give our children the means to excel

You can make a direct impact on the future of children throughout our school district by partnering with the Simi Valley Education Foundation. Established in 1989, the Foundation has supported our schools with more than $2,500,000 in grants and scholarships.

As our community grows, so do requests for funding. Your support is critical to our being able to keep these programs going. Better schools. Every child deserves a great education. Better communities. Is there a better reason?

We depend on the generosity of our friends to continue
our work to improve student achievement by providing grants that:

  • Enrich math skills
  • Support science curriculum
  • Promote 21st century technology
  • Improve literacy
  • Expand social studies
  • Enhance social and world culture
  • Elevate the arts

Our Goal

Preserve quality education in Simi Valley by raising funds for the support of the public schools.

Provide financial support for specific materials and programs which that are designed to improve and enhance learning experiences in academics, activities, and the arts.

Promote and improve education by offering innovative and diverse opportunities for learning.

Involve community-minded businesses, families and individuals to support the Foundation’s goals. Help us give Simi Valley school students the tools they need to succeed. Simi Valley Education Foundation provides the extraordinary for teachers and students that enrich our schools and strengthen our community.

With your help we can further
fund our core initiatives…
Here’s just a few:

  • Honor educators and faculty –
    every month we identify and recognize those that make a difference for our children
  • Fund classroom programs-
    last year alone we invested over $30,000 for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
  • Provide educational materials –
    we’ve furnished books and software district-wide
  • Grant college scholarships –
    we’ve awarded assistance to over 140 students

2018-2019 Board of Directors

President – Mike James
President Elect – Kristin Tignac
Vice President – Sharon Lorkowski
Treasurer – Marty De Los Rios
Secretary – Michelle Scharf

New Board Members:
David Frost, Diana Janke, Suzy Jeffords, Amin Maghsoodi, Anissa Orsini and Kathy Roth.

Current Board Members: 
Kathy Hinkle (PTA Rep.), Kim Holden, Leroy Leyba, Carla Lowe, Eric Lundstrom, Lulu Means,  Lacey Noe, Dr. Jason Peplinski, Scott Rigg,  Brian Ring, Kathryn Stiles, Dawn Smollen (SVUSD Trustee Rep.), and Kathi Van Etten.

Community Advisory Board:
Glen Becerra, Cathy Carlson, Brian Iverson, Bob LaBelle, Chief Dave Livingstone, Allan C. Mann, and Carol Richards

Paul Goodnough – Board CPA
Cindy Jacoby – Executive Director