About Foundation

  • John Muir Foundation


    Our Mission
    The mission of John Muir Elementary Foundation, is to provide funds to enrich, maintain, and expand educational programs, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Music, that offer opportunities for all students to learn and to become responsible and productive citizens. 

    Who We Are

    • A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit tax-exempt philanthropic organization

    • An independent registered community based corporation incorporated on April 20, 2015

      Our Purpose

    • To benefit our students and staff by supporting activities not funded by tax dollars

    • To foster creative approaches to education through innovative grants and student scholarships.

    • To increase private support for educational activities at John Muir Elementary School

    • To increase parent involvement at school

      Our Results

    • Since 2015, we’ve raised over $30,000 to support our school

    • Provided Chromebooks for classrooms

    • Launched music class as part of curriculum for all 1st – 3nd grade students

    • 2018 Added recorder courses to our 3rd grade music curriculum

    • 2019 Subsidized an after-school robotics program for K-6 students

    • Moved our music program to an online platform during the 2020-21 pandemic school year

      Our Fundraising Goals

    • Continue to fund music classes, including K to 3rd grade

    • Incorporate and build on enrichment programs such as art classes, robotics, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) and more

    • Seek grants to award to teachers and students

    • Raise awareness within the community of the mission of the John Muir Elementary Foundation to benefit the students and teachers of John Muir Elementary


         Board 2023-2024
         President- April Fulton 
         Vice-President- Willow Votyko 
         Treasurer- Elizabeth Todd
         Secretary- AnjaLi Carrasco
         Dining Fundraising Coordinator- Helen Lynn
         Garden Coordinator- Alex Fay
         Social Media Chair- Deborah Hurtado
         Music Program Coordinator - Nigel Cordeiro 
              Bronwen Bateman
              Genevieve Berrones
              Cindy Dardon
              Sonal Patel 
         Teacher Liaison- Taleen Petrossian
         Principal - TBD
         Vice Principal - Vie Nazarian