• Dunsmore Elementary School Foundation

    What is DESF?


    The Dunsmore Elementary School Foundation (aka DESF or Foundation) is a non-profit organization whose members include Dunsmore parents, teachers, and staff. The Foundation exists solely to raise money for educational support. Currently, DESF spends $60,000 annually, that’s about $100 per child per year. All that money is raised by you!


    Over the last few years, the Foundation has worked hard to fund:


    3 Carts with 40 Chrome Books each, to be used in classrooms 

    Classroom Supplies

    Computer Lab supplies

    Scholarship for former Dunsmore students graduating from CVHS or Clark Magnet HS

    Music and PE instructors for primary classrooms

    Taiko instruction for all grades (Supported in part by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts)

    Playground upgrades

    Accelerated Reader for classrooms

    Science Materials


    Walk Through exhibits



    The Dunsmore Taiko Drumming program is supported in part with a generous grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts. 



    The Mary Pinola & Crescenta Valley Chamber Education Fund allowed us to purchase a new cart of Chromebooks this year. It has also provided monetary support for our arts curriculum, musical instruments, and a new sound system.