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Your support of Shanél (Sanel) Valley Academy will help create one of the best K-6th educational experiences.

Ways to support our mission and vision

Facilities Committee

With the entire Hopland School facilities sitting vacant for over 10 years, if approved by Ukiah Unified, we will need help restoring the site. Pledge your expertise in this area.

The Grant Committee

If you have experience writing grants, we need your help! Grant support will play a crucial part in creating the innovative curriculum and experience our students receive.

Pledge Business Services

Are you an expert in your field and willing to pitch in? We foresee the need for licensed contractors, farmers, and more! For the first opening year, it will be all hands on deck!

Board Members

We are looking for board members with a background in finance, business, education, or agriculture to help enhance the expertise of current board members.

Lead Our Ag Program

Help build our Farm to School program - an extensive sustainable farm and nutrition program. Help rebuild the local 4H program in addition to science/technology innovation.
For students to thrive, we need community support
Are donations tax deductable?

Yes! Sanel Valley Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 85-2473844.

All donations to Sanel Valley Academy are voluntary. Your decision to invest and the amount you give has no impact on whether a child is accepted for enrollment or continues to be enrolled in SVA. 

Why are you seeking donations?

The state of California funds charter schools based on each student’s daily-recorded attendance (ADA). ADA is calculated by dividing the total number of days of student attendance by the number of days of school taught during the same period. California ranks among the last in the nation in per-pupil spending. There is a shortfall between the funds that the state provides for a basic public education and the enriched education that our children will receive at Sanel Valley Academy.

What is the most beneficial way to donate?

The most beneficial way to donate is through our online donation page, or with a check sent to our business address (1595 University Road, Hopland CA 95449) 

You can also fill out a Pledge Sheet and email it to us with your pledge amount and future contribution date.