501 3c Organization


Frequently asked questions


The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established to support the programs and activities of Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs, GA. A board of trustees governs the Foundation and is made up of volunteer representatives from the parent, business and civic communities. The Board guides the direction of fundraising to benefit Riverwood.
The Foundation was formed in 2005 as a 501(c)(3) with the intention of serving the needs of the entire Riverwood student community.
The Foundation’s primary funding focus is on long term, strategic, school-wide initiatives. Specific funding priorities are determined each year by the Foundation with input from the Riverwood administration. Current funding focuses on creating an engaging learning environment for every student at Riverwood.
Since 2005, some examples of past funding by the Foundation have included the items listed here.  For a recent list of projects that have been funded, see our News Section and Photo Gallery:
  • Seed funding to support faculty for International trips for World Language trips
  • Field Trips for AVID students to visit colleges
  • International Fair held at Riverwood to expose students to different cultures
  • Subsidies for tutors in the AVID classroom
  • Culinary Students Field trip to the Buford Highway Farmers Market to learn about International cultures and food
  • Sending teachers to a week long continuing education program in Colorado: PEAK Learning Systems Teaching For Excellence
  • The World Champion “RoboRaiders” Robotics Club
  • Classroom technology including interactive whiteboards and document cameras for use across several departments
  • Multi-language lab technology to enhance the student learning experience
  • Tutoring and mentoring programs targeting impact on graduation rates
  • The Fulbright Language Teacher Exchange
  • The Japanese Festival
Corporate and business partnerships are critical to developing a consistent and strong source of funds and in-kind involvement that are developed through parent relationships within the business community. Funding from outside grants and other foundations is currently being sought. In addition, financial support from the parent and alumni communities is essential for continuing the impact that the Foundation will have in the years ahead.
The Riverwood Foundation is an all volunteer organization. We invite active participation by parents alumni and members of the community. In particular, we need your connections to the corporate and business community, as well as your financial support. Please e-mail us at: foundation@riverwoodfoundation.org to learn more about how you and/or your business can become involved in the Riverwood Foundation.