Tam High Foundation Quick Facts

• The Foundation was started in 1996 by concerned parents who wanted to raise funds to support teachers

• It has since raised over $5 million

•  It is an Independent 501(c)3 organization

Mission Statement:

The Tam High Foundation fosters academic excellence and innovation in education for every student at Tamalpais High School, by funding relevant and original ideas brought forth by the school community.

Governance:

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of over 30 parents

2014/2015 Budget Numbers

Income:  $569,000
Grants:    $505,000
Recurring Grants*  $105,000
Mini Grants  (<10K)   $100,000
Major Grants  (>10K )   $300,000

* Across campus – library aide, copying, Link Crew

Operations:

The Foundation has an office on campus and part-time paid administrative support for its dedicated volunteers.

Grants Process:

Teachers submit grant proposals that are evaluated by the THF Grants committee and voted on at board meetings

Subsidiaries

The Foundation has three subsidiary organizations, each governed by a separate Board that liaises with the THF Board.  These organizations provide more specialized support for the fine arts department (PATH), the music department (THUMB), and the drama department (CTE).