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A Capital Giving Campaign to Build Our School

Shade Canyon School is a new, public charter school that opened in September 2023 in Kelseyville, CA, with TK/K-2 grades and will add one grade each year through Grade 8. The Shade Canyon School team believes choices make for a healthy community. Shade Canyon increases parents’ ability to choose a style of education that best suits their individual child. 


Our tuition-free charter school's curriculum is inspired by Public Waldorf education, a holistic, nature-based model that teaches the state standards and cultivates inspired lifelong learners. This style of education attracts and nurtures families who are connected to their community and eager to participate in it fully. The dividends of investment in Shade Canyon will pay off for years to come as these families choose to stay in Lake County, and their children grow to be caring, forward-thinking, and involved individuals.

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While Shade Canyon School's program is publicly funded, we must privately raise the majority of the funds we need to expand our facility to its full capacity over the coming years, including a significant construction expansion project in Summer 2024. We have strong leads for more grants and startup loans, but the more money we can raise locally, the stronger Shade Canyon’s beginnings will be.

We’d be honored to have you join us in Raising Shade Canyon for the benefit of all of Lake County. 


It takes thousands of acorns, seedlings, and saplings to produce one mature oak. These smaller gifts come in greater numbers and are essential to Raising Shade Canyon.  

Fully-grown, the mature oaks, notable oaks, and great oaks are fewer in number, but only they create shade and shelter. These larger gifts are foundational to Raising Shade Canyon. 


All donors will be recognized at Shade Canyon throughout our first school year on our handcrafted, mural-sized Shade Tree wall display, at the funding levels described below. Whether you make a one-time donation or choose to give a recurring monthly gift, you will be recognized at the level of your total given.


Thank you for supporting educational choice in Lake County!

$5 - $99

  • Listing on website

  • Acorn at base of Shade Tree

$500 - $2,499

  • Listing on website

  • Branchlet on Shade Tree

  • Recognition in all newsletters through end of our first school year

  • Large brick in walkway

$100 - $249

  • Listing on website

  • Small leaf on Shade Tree

$250 - $499

  • Listing on website

  • Larger leaf on Shade Tree

  • Small brick in walkway

$2,500 - $9,999

  • Prominent Sponsorship Listing on website

  • Main branch on Shade Tree

  • Recognition in all newsletters and at school festivals through the end of our first school year

  • Bronze plaque at base of a school landscaping tree

$10,000 or more

  • Premium Sponsorship Listing on website

  • Trunk on Shade Tree

  • Recognition in all newsletters and at school festivals through the end of our first school year

  • Wooden bench at school with custom engraving

Join Us in  
Raising Shade Canyon

Give a one-time donation or set up a recurring monthly gift by filling out this form.

We also accept checks at the address below.



Charlotte Griswold-Tergis

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Laura Hunnemeder-Bergfelt

Leah Dominguez

Nancy Lecourt

Vincent Price Design Group

Mark and Beth Rudiger

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Glenneth Lambert

Law Office of Dennis Fordham

Shake It Off Dog Training

Shirley Foster


Harmony Air

Peace & Plenty Farm

Rosenthal Family

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