Our Fiscal Sponsor

We are fiscally sponsored by the Alliance for Youth Education, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. AREF is the only non-profit corporation dedicated solely to enriching the educational experiences of the students and families of Alum Rock.

District administrators, staff, friends, parents, and alumni founded AREF, recently renamed A4YA, in 1999 in order to improve, enhance and advance the education of Alum Rock students. Since then the Foundation has raised over $2 million to enrich the educational experiences of Alum Rock students. 

All donations to East Side Community Arts go through our fiscal sponsor, and are therefore considered tax deductible.