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The Peralta Fund

What is the Peralta Fund?

Each September, we ask Peralta families to contribute to the Peralta Fund, which supports the variety of programs paid for by the Peralta Parent Teacher Group (PPTG). The Peralta Fund helps pay for:

  • Music
  • Art
  • Tutoring
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Classroom helpers for grades K-2 (“aides”)
  • Mental health services
  • Field trips
  • Spanish lessons
  • Garden upkeep and learning programs
  • Anti-violence curriculum (Second Step)
  • Earthquake and disaster preparedness
  • And other enrichment programs that make Peralta the school that you want to send your child to!

Over 80% of our students’ families contribute to the Peralta Fund, often with monthly payments. Make your donation online now or bring your donation to the main office at Peralta. Donations to the Peralta Fund are tax-deductible.

How much should we contribute?
Many families ask how much they should consider donating to the Peralta Fund. Last year, donations ranged from $3,600  ($300 a month) to $5 per child. All donations are important and help our kids! Unfortunately, money from the school district does not cover the expenses of a comprehensive education like the one your child receives at Peralta. Donations to the Peralta Fund help fill that gap.

Kindergarten families: Please consider donating at least JUST ONE MORE MONTH of what you paid for preschool or childcare before Peralta – and you can spread that amount out over the whole year with automatic, monthly payments.


Contact Laura Mytels (mom to a kindergartener and third grader) at laura AT lauramytels DOT com.

To make a donation, use the secure online link below, or if you prefer, mail a check payable to Peralta Parent Teacher Group, to:

Peralta Elementary School
460 63rd St.
Oakland, CA 94609

On behalf of the children, thank you!