The CSSSA Foundation supports the students of the California State Summer School for the Arts from pre-application, through college, and beyond.

Program Areas and Funding Needs

The Foundation raises a diverse array of private sector funds and ensures that no student is denied access to CSSSA due to financial need. See our program areas and funding needs below.


Support CSSSA Programs

We guarantee that no California student will be denied entry to CSSSA due to financial need with our Low Income Scholarships. We also fund CSSSA’s Guest Artists program and provide certain high-tech equipment and supplies.

Outreach & Diversity

We work to raise the visibility of CSSSA among all Californians and to encourage and support applications from underrepresented populations and geographical areas. We work with community organizations, regional coordinators, and the media to strengthen CSSSA through diversity.


Advance CSSSA Graduates

23 CSSSA students receive college scholarships each summer thanks to generous donors. Our alum also receive resources and tuition discounts with our partner schools. We're building our Alumni Network, which will engage CSSSA alumni throughout their careers.

CSSSA Sustainability

The CSSSA Foundation continually works to raise a diverse array of private sector funds that will sustain CSSSA and the CSSSA Foundation in perpetuity through our Endowment and our General Fund.


Fundraising for Our Students

As a CSSSA supporter, you will transform the lives of teen artists across California and beyond, enable easier college access, energize arts education and fuel the creative industries. You can make an impact that lasts a lifetime.


Funding Areas

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