The School of the Arts Educational Foundation (SAEF) is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation as defined in section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. SAEF exists to enhance the educational experience for the community of students, teachers and families at Nevada City School of the Arts.  By fostering and modeling a culture of giving, SAEF creates opportunities for parents and the larger community to make contributions, financial and other, to support this endeavor. All school fundraising is conducted under the aegis of SAEF, which also administers all funds for field studies. In conjunction with the Charter Governance Council, SAEF provides essential and supplemental financial administration and support to NCSA. SAEF is governed by up to eleven (11) directors, nominated and elected by the SAEF Board.


The School of the Arts Educational Foundation has held our Jog-a-Thon event since 2004.  The whole student body participates in this event, which has them jog as many laps around our pond as possible for one hour.  The students receive pledges from parents, grandparents, family friends, and the community.  The Jog-a-Thon is the one fundraiser where the students of NCSA feel empowered: they are able to raise money for their education.

This event helped raise funds to build our students playground last school year.  The funds for our future Jog-a-Thons will go to support our Field Study scholarships.  To date we have raised $33,240.00 in pledges to support our children.