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Eighty (80) to ninety (90) percent of WISR’s annual income is from student tuition. Nevertheless, from time to time, WISR has benefited greatly from contributions from Board members, alumni, friends and even a couple of currently enrolled students.

Since June 2014, and through February 2015, we have received donations and pledges amount to $40,000–toward anticipated expenses associated with our efforts to obtain national accreditation over the next few years.  This is over half of what we expect to be the total cost of this important project.  More specifically, we have received contributions from 5 Board members, 5 faculty, 9 students/alumni, and one retired faculty/Board member and one former Board member.  Our learning community is not particularly affluent, but many our committed to moving WISR forward, and devote time, energy, expertise and money to create an even better future for WISR and our learners.

In the past 15 years, WISR received a substantial, three-year grant from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, and also funding for contract work with such groups as the Bay Area Black United Fund, Neighborhood House of North Richmond and Ecocity Builders [the latter through a grant from Bay Area Air Quality Management District].

From 1980 – 1983, WISR received a three-year grant from the US Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)–to serve as a nationwide demonstration project on the teaching, learning and use of action-research.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to WISR, contact us or go to our page on Giving.