Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) is a donation-dependent public charter school. No student is offered or denied admission based upon financial capacity. Through a public-private partnership, the State of California provides funding for the academic instructional program offered at OCSA. However, the school must privately raise approximately $10 million to fund the arts conservatory programs each year. OCSA relies solely on generous contributions from families, alumni, foundations, members of the community, and corporate sponsors to help reach this goal.
All families are required to complete the Conservatory Funding Agreement (CFA) form once per school year as a part of the annual enrollment process.
The collective CFA pledges from all of our families determine the annual budget for each conservatory. Any pledge or donations you make will be allocated directly to your child’s individual conservatory budget. Your donation specifically pays for salaries for your child’s conservatory director and teachers, facilities, equipment and supplies, performance opportunities, guest artist master teachers, and field trips. All cash contributions to the school are fully tax deductible.
We recognize that each family has a unique financial situation; however, our goal is 100% participation at the highest level possible from each family. You also have the option to sell or purchase program advertising space in the school’s yearlong performance program and/or Gala program.
We also encourage all families to check for matching gift eligibility through their employer. Detailed information on how to do so can be found at the bottom of this page.
OCSA is organized as a nonprofit organization under IRS code 501(c)(3). Our tax ID number is 33-0891574. All cash donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law. Please click here to download a copy of the IRS letter.
Please contact Family Liaison Becky Parsons at 714.560.0900 ext. 5535 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.