Mission Statement

The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to realizing CCA’s educational programs and priorities through financial, volunteer and community support.  

The mission of the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is to enrich the experience of every student, every day.

Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, Inc.
Executive Director: Joanne Couvrette (joanne.couvrette@sduhsd.net) - 858-350-0253 x-4005
5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130

Non-profit Status

Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID 03-0542702. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Please consult your tax professional. Twenty-five percent of donations specified for a designated discipline or sport of a program will go toward unrestricted funds for the entire program. For more information, contact Gina Mahmood, CCAF Finance Manager (gina.mahmood@sduhsd.net) or 858-350-0253 ext 4086.

Canyon Crest Academy, where are we now?

Since 2004, when Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) opened its doors to 364 freshman students in portable buildings in a parking lot, the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation has been working to raise funds to support the extraordinary range of programs and exceptional quality of education that have become the hallmarks of CCA. In 2013, Newsweek ranked Canyon Crest Academy as the 97th best high school in the United States. That is a remarkable achievement for a school less than a decade old. The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is pleased to have helped CCA to be of one of the nation’s top-ranked high schools.

What is the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation?

CCAF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to realizing CCA’s educational programs and priorities through financial, volunteer, and community support. Our primary objective is fundraising. The Foundation raises the funds necessary to support the spending priorities determined by CCA’s principal and staff, mostly through parent contributions. We also collaborate with students, parents, staff, and our local community to assist CCA with its volunteer needs.

Why A Foundation?

Although CCA receives funds from the State of California, the amounts are insufficient to pay for the exemplary classroom instruction and numerous special programs that are the reason so many students choose to attend CCA. The gap between public funds and CCA’s actual needs seems to expand each year. The Foundation’s role is to raise funds to bridge that gap to support the expansive curriculum and enriching educational and athletic programs available to CCA students.

Where Does Foundation Money Go?

The donations raised by the CCA Foundation fund arts, engineering, technology, the sciences and humanities, college and career counseling, and athletic programs. Every student at CCA benefits in some way from the generous donations made by CCA families to the Foundation. A few examples of what Foundation donations pay for include:


  • Technology, including computers, software, and digital cameras
  • Books and materials for the media center
  • College and Career Center
  • Lab equipment and supplies


  • Guest artists for Envision Day classes and conservatory classes in Cinema, Dance, Digital and Fine Arts, Theater, Vocal Music, and Instrumental Music
  • Arts equipment and supplies
  • Facilities improvements for Proscenium and Black Box Theaters


  • Coaching stipends and assistant coaches fees
  • Sports equipment and supplies
  • Transportation Fees
  • Facilities improvements for the gym, weight-room and fields

And much, much more. In short, the Foundation raises the money that helps make the difference between an ordinary high school experience and the exceptional educational opportunities available to all Canyon Crest students.

How to Help

Now you can direct your gift specifically to one or more of seven giving categories, and specific athletic teams and Envision disciplines. Please give generously. Your dollars make the difference.

Want to Learn More?

Visit www.canyoncrestfoundation.org for more information on giving categories, contributing online, fund an-item, volunteer opportunities, the Legacy Wall, Foundation events, and activities.

Canyon Crest Academy Foundation
5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130

For more information, contact our Executive Director Joanne Couvrette (joanne.couvrette@sduhsd.net) - 858-350-0253 x-4005.