Fundraising

Get Your Tickets for "The Great Heist" Gala and Auction

Parents!  It’s time to grab your tickets for the Spring Gala!  For those that have never attended, this is the adult-only event of the year where we get to glam up and enjoy our wonderful community at the fancy Hibernia Bank with delicious food, an open bar, great music, dancing, and of course a lively auction.  

Tickets are now live at www.biddingforgood.com/friendsofalamo for $75 or $150.  Either ticket gets you the same access to the event so choose the level that is right for your family.  Remember all funds raised through ticket sales and the auction will go to fund the amazing programs (literacy, arts, music, outdoor ed, etc) that you and your kids love at Alamo.  Feel free to invite friends and alumni parents who would want to support this great cause.   

Location of the event is at 1 Jones by Market street.  We recommend that you use a ride share app but if you prefer to drive, the Civic Center parking garage is 2 blocks away.  The venue's security team will ensure everyone feels comfortable coming and going.  

Costumes are strongly encouraged!  Built in 1890, Hibernia Bank features 2 grand stained glass domes, marble walls and the original vault!  So channel your inner Bonnie and Clyde and dress as a robber, old school banker or just an heiress / gentleman coming to deposit their diamonds.  If your fancy wear doesn’t fit after the pandemic - don’t fret.  Just borrow an outfit from the “Fancy Free SF” group on facebook or through our very own Alamo Buy Nothing Facebook Group!  

COVID requirements for the event will follow city protocols and school guidelines - guests need to be vaccinated / masks are recommended.  This is a large space that will allow us to spread out!

Different Ways Alamo Fundraises

The PTA and Friends of Alamo School Foundation fund a wide range of programs that make Alamo a highly sought-after public school. We are all incredibly fortunate for the diversity of experiences our children can participate in during their years at Alamo.

These wide range of programs are possible because of the funding support from our PTA and Friends of Alamo School Foundation:

  • STEM programs including our outdoor education program
  • Music programs
  • Classroom technology
  • Literacy programs & library supplies
  • Our school garden
  • After School Enrichment Programming
  • Overnight outdoor education experiences
  • Ceramics & Dance
  • “Second Step” for emotional development
  • Field trips for students, including grade-wide trips to Sacramento, Audubon Canyon, Alcatraz & Angel Island

Despite the passage of recent revenue measures, California continues to under-fund public schools like Alamo. That is why we need your help! Maintaining and expanding these programs at our school amounts to nearly $500 per student each school year. 

Every dollar we raise adds to the opportunities we can provide to our children, and any donation amount is welcome and appreciated.

Invest in Alamo Annual Giving Campaign

Donations may be paid by check or PayPal.

Checks and forms may be placed in the PTA drop box in the school office.

Invest in Alamo Donation Form 2020-2021 (Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese)

Your employer may match your donations, doubling the benefit! If you plan to do an employee match, please write your donation to “Friends of Alamo School Foundation.”  The Friends of Alamo School Foundation Tax ID # is 94-3255075.

Please see our partial list of Bay Area companies that match gifts.  If your company is not on the list, please check with your Human Resource Manager – we can help with the required paperwork.

Our overall fundraising goal for the 2020-21 school year is $340,000. We want to hear from every family at Alamo.

Please contact Chris Wright cjwinsf@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

Shop-to-Earn for Alamo

Make your everyday spending go farther for your school and support companies that donate to Alamo! Encourage your relatives, friends and co-workers to do so as well. They do not need to live in San Francisco to sign up. Last year Alamo earned over $9,000 from these programs and we hope to do even better this year.

Take 5 minutes now and enroll in Alamo’s Shopping Programs like Amazon and eScrip.

Amazon School logo

Shop Amazon and Alamo will earn 0.5% (zero point five percent) of the purchase price.


Sports Basement logoBecome a Basementeer and get 10% off all purchases and give 10% to Alamo Elementary at the same time! (There is a one time $25 fee to join the program). Sports Basement has two locations in San Francisco – on Bryant St and in the Presidio. 


Box Tops For Education Scan your receipts with any eligible purchases to earn funds for Alamo. Choose Alamo Elementary School, San Francisco, as your school. Sign up!


eScrip logoRegister any or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards to make earning automatic at more places you shop. Book a cruise, dine out and share eScrip with everyone you know!


Sloat Garden Center logoWhen you buy at any Sloat garden center during their Growing Up Green Fundraiser dates, tell the cashier that you are a member of the “Alamo ES community in SF”. After the first collective $100 spent, Alamo earns a percentage of the total back in the form of a gift card which will be used for gardening supplies.