Deer Canyon Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) organization with a Tax ID# 33-0905438.


Welcome to the Deer Canyon Elementary School  Foundation

We welcome back our returning families and extend a warm welcome to all our new families!  We hope you all had a wonderful summer.  The Foundation board and committees are actively working on fundraising activities.  Our Fall Fund Drive kicks off on Friday, August 23rd and our first DC Dining Out event will be September 18th at Flippin' Pizza in 4S Ranch.

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT: It is the mission of the Deer Canyon  Elementary Foundation to provide the fiscal resources to enhance the learning opportunities for all of our students and to support the educational goals of Deer Canyon Elementary. Through gracious donations from Deer Canyon families and local businesses, the Foundation provides the funding for science, art, music, PE, classroom supplies and invaluable learning resources such as Compass Learning and a Language Arts Learning Lab teacher.

For 2019-20, we have a financial goal of $93,000 which breaks down to $200 per Deer Canyon Student to fund this years' expenses.  Help us continue to support and fund supplies and academic enrichment programs at Deer Canyon. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated.

If you would like to make a donation, you can click on the PayPal link above and donate with your credit card or PayPal account.  If you would like to donate via check, please make checks payable to Deer Canyon Elementary Foundation. You may drop your gift off in the office or mail to Deer Canyon Elementary School, 13455 Russet Leaf Lane, San Diego, CA 92129.

We are currently seeking individuals interested in serving on the board or helping with events. Would you like to volunteer to help the Foundation? Please email Lisa Thakkar at

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