How your donations go to work for your kids:

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Things we think are important...

  • Every single dollar counts. Give what you can. Every family has a different budget.

  • You can break up your gift into smaller monthly payments. It’s easy to set up, just click on the “donate now” button above or below

  • For the 2019-2020 school year, FOF will provide $600 per student in programs and materials.

  • We ask that for those who are able to give more—please consider a gift of $1,000 per child.

  • The reason that there is a difference between the cost—and the ask—per student, is that there are a substantial number of families that will likely not be in a position to give anything. We all bring different talents and gifts to our community—that is what makes it so special. So, our hope is that for those who can give, we ask that you help us close the gap, and gift $1,000.

  • The reason that the cost per student went up two years ago is two-fold: First, not only does FOF pay for Teaching Assistant salaries, we also pay for their benefits. Second, due to shifting LAUSD regulations, we are no longer allowed to schedule the Foxtrot jog-a-thon fundraiser. This brought in a large amount of funds every year, and we had to make up the difference.

    As a Thank You…
Give more than you did last year (even $1 more!), and you’ll get a cool Franklin license plate frame. (Yes, if you didn’t give last year, and you give $1 this year, you’ll get the license plate frame.)



Friends of Franklin (FOF) raises money through special events and individual donations, and recruits parent volunteers—all to help bridge the gap between LAUSD’s budget and Franklin Avenue Elementary’s fiscal needs. FOF’s proceeds go directly toward funding important positions and programs such as these:

  • Teaching Assistants’ Salaries & Benefits

  • Visual Arts

  • Music, Chorus & Orchestra

  • Dance

  • Physical Education

  • Field Trips & In-Class Experiences

  • Computers, Software & Technology

  • Classroom Supplies

  • Teacher Grants, and more

In order to meet our goals and fund the programs we all cherish, FOF needs to raise $300,000 during the 2018-2019 school year.

Take a look at the budget breakdown flyer to the left to see more detail on how your donation goes to work for your children.