About EFO

The Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support for quality educational and enrichment programs for EVERY student enrolled in Orinda’s public schools.


Established in 1979, EFO has become a leader among educational non-profits, setting the standard for fundraising and accountability. Working in partnership with the Orinda Union School District (OUSD) and Miramonte High School, EFO steps in where state funding leaves off, keeping our schools academically sound and nationally competitive.


EFO is composed of dedicated parents and community members who believe in our mission and believe that our schools are our community’s greatest assets. Each Orinda school is represented on the EFO Board of Directors. Together with a professional Executive Director, our enthusiastic volunteers bring a multitude of talents in support of EFO's fundraising efforts across school, community and business segments.


EFO’s annual budget for Orinda schools is developed collaboratively with OUSD and Miramonte through a yearly prioritization process and in accordance with our funding guidelines. The budget serves as the basis for our fundraising campaign goal which is $1.7 million for the 2019-2020 school year.