We are proud to partner with our closest collaborator, the California Department of Education (CDE). As the fiscal manager for CDE, we manage private donations to invest directly in a public education system that serves nearly 6.2 million students. Our team supports the CDE mission to provide a world-class education for all students, from early childhood to adulthood. The Department of Education serves our state by innovating and collaborating with educators, schools, parents, and community partners. Together, as a team, we prepare students to live, work, and thrive in a multicultural, multilingual, and highly connected world. State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and his team have set forward a bold vision, and we are honored to partner with them.

Together, let’s advance educational equity in California. View our newest video below and additional resources here.


The CDE Foundation works as a trusted partner with state education leaders and entities to create, resource, and implement solutions that result in a strong and valued public education system that serves every student in California. Our team accomplishes its mission in three ways:


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Program Coordinator position

Our team is hiring! The Program Coordinator will provide administrative and programmatic support to Program Directors and Program Managers who manage three key initiatives for the CDE Foundation (CDEF), including the California STEAM Initiatives, [...]

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