The Equity Fund for OUSD Schools raises funds for OUSD public schools who are working hard to educate despite serving our highest stressed students, being located in communities facing economic and other challenges, and staffed with newer, less experienced teachers.  Our work on the Equity Fund reflects the following beliefs:

  • We need to prioritize funding and resources to our most stressed schools

  • As a larger community we need to be invested not just in our own children's school--but in all our children

In the end the Equity Fund provides a small, concrete way for each of us to demonstrate our commitment to equity.  

Equity Index

The Equity Index helps us prioritize the schools facing the highest stress. Ratings are based on the following indictors.

  • Neighborhood Environment: stress, food security, and community health factors in the neighborhood surrounding the school.

  • Staff Preparedness: Teacher retention, % of new teachers

  • Student Demographics: Percentage of students enrolled in school lunch program, with learning disabilities, and english language learners.

Detailed Information

Our goal is to make information on the Equity Fund transparent and accessible. Get more information on the equity fund including:​

Have questions that weren't answered above?  Just get in touch.  

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the equity fund.  

  • We encourage all donors to reach out and engage their broader networks.  Reach out if you want issue a challenge or host a fund raising event.  

  • Many schools with high fundraising PTAs are contributing to the Equity Fund.  Help us get your school involved.