Support CS#1


Community School Foundation (CSF) was incorporated as a public charity with its sole purpose to support CS#1's mission and vision.  Incorporated in Kansas in July 2013, CSF is recognized as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service.  All donations given to the Community School Foundation are tax-deductible in accordance with tax laws and regulations.  

CSF consists of parents, grandparents, alumni parents, teachers, social workers, and community representatives that volunteer their time, energy, and resources to help CS#1 realize its vision through administrative tasks, marketing activities, strategic planning, and fundraising.  

Our fundraising goals include:

Broadening Our Community
We are a small school of no more than 24 students. We have an intimate teacher-student ratio of 12:1 or better, and we thrive on extensive parent involvement. On principle, CS#1 mobilizes and repurposes existing community resources. Our very low tuition is one of the best deals in town, but our tuition is still out of reach for some families. We want to provide:

  • More scholarships for school tuition, extended day, and weekend “homework helpers”
  • Social support services to help connect and mobilize existing community resources, supporting children in need through our Tuition Assistance Fund.

Experiential Learning
A hallmark of our curriculum is learning by experience in our arts-intensive classrooms or on one of our 30+ field trips each year. CS#1 students are exposed to working professionals: from authors to dancers, architects to musicians, chefs to librarians, yoga practitioners to entrepreneurs. Our community partners welcome the chance to work with our creative and curious students. To meet this goal, we need to attract, retain, and enhance our human resources; renovate our classrooms; and update and maintain our teaching materials and technology.

How You Can Help

The CSF can accept tax-deductible donations in cash, in kind, in services, and in all sizes. Gifts can be accepted on a one time, annual, or endowment basis. Consider donating directly to the CS#1 Endowment. If you have a particular goal in mind, you can designate your gift for that fund. To make donations:

  • Click the DONATE button to submit a one-time gift or set up monthly payments.
  • Send a check to: Community School Foundation, 6400 State Line Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66208.
  • Contact Andrew Stuart Bergerson, father of Skye, and founding President of the Board, at, 816.536.3869.

Other ways to support CS#1:

  • Shop Amazon Smile:  Make this page your "go to" for Amazon shopping: and choose CS#1 as the non-profit you support!  You can find CS#1 by typing "Community School Foundation Mission Hills" in the search.  They give a percentage of each purchase to the school!

  • Shop Office Depot:  When you shop online, you have the option to enter a school to receive 5% of your purchase as a donation.  Our school ID is 70056505.

  • Collect Box Tops:  Bring your box tops into the school and we will turn them into cash.

  • Collect Rummage Sale Items:  We have brought back the CS#1 Rummage Sale and have three specific categories of items for donations:  1)  Items of higher value that we will sell online.  2)  Clothing, towels, sheets that may not be nice enough to sell.  We can get cash at Savers for those items.  3)  Everything else!

Be part of the solution. Help us educate young people, build community, and place children at the heart of Kansas City’s urban core.