We rely on our parents and community to keep Buen Dia thriving

The money we raise is an important part of covering our costs.  We would like to move beyond covering our basic needs to be able to:

  • Provide additional scholarships
  • Expand staff benefits to include health care and retirement
  • Make building repairs and upgrades
  • Provide quality classroom materials

Buen Dia’s revenue comes from…

  • Tuition - 70%
  • Grants - 20%
  • Fundraising activities - 10%

Our goal is to keep our tuition affordable and our fundraising efforts provide a crucial link in this process.

How much we need to raise: $75,000

Last year we awarded $40,000 in scholarships to make our program more accessible to a diversity of families.  Overall tuition income totaled $469,000 (including $103,000 from First 5), leaving a $251,000 deficit to cover our remaining operating costs.  A portion of this deficit has been raised by grants and other sources. But, for the remaining $75,000, we rely on you.


The Buen Dia Family School depends on individual donations to run our program. Below, you'll find several donation options: (1) Select an amount for a one-time donation, (2) donate by check or money order, or (3) make a recurring monthly donation.

However you choose to donate, we thank you for your continued support!

One-time Donation

Monthly Donation

If you would like to make a monthly recurring donation,
please select one of the options below.

Monthly Options


Donate by Check

To donate by check or money order, please make payable to Buen Dia Family School, and mail to:

Buen Dia Family School
589 Guerrero St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Buen Dia Corporation was founded in 1977 for educational and artistic purposes and is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization under the 501(c)(3) guidelines. Our tax ID# is 94-2590868.

--------------More Ways to Support Buen Dia--------------


Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that allows families to raise money for Buen Dia Family School. Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards.

You purchase gift cards from Buen Dia Family School at face value, and we will order those cards from local restaurants and grocery stores at a reduced price. The difference is an instant rebate for Buen Dia.

It’s really that simple!

Rainbow SCRIP - Buen Dia receives 10% of your purchase!

Good Life Grocery SCRIP - Buen Dia receives 7.5% of your purchase.

Whole Foods Scrip - Buen Dia receives 4% of your purchase.

Peet's Coffee and Tea - Buen Dia receives 10% of your purchase.

Canyon Market - Buen Dia receives 10% of our purchase.


Bi-Rite Market - Tell the cashier you are a “Friend of Buen Dia” at the beginning of your transaction and Bi-Rite will donate 10% of your purchase to Buen Dia.

Cole Hardware - give the cashier our number, *88, and Buen Dia will receive 10% of your purchase.

Community Thrift - Your cast-offs can be a great benefit to Buen Dia.  Donate to the charity code 195 and we receive 80% of the selling price (Community Thrift will pick up large items).

Employee Matching - You could double your contribution to Buen Dia through employee matching! Check with your employer about a gift matching program.

Amazon.COM - WHEN you shop at Amazon.com, Search Amazon through the Buen Dia website and BDFS will get a percentage of your purchase price.

--------------Online Auction & Raffle--------------

We are now accepting donations for our Annual Online Auction and Raffle!

Buen Dia's 2017 Online Auction is May 1–11.

Browse our Auction Catalog to view over $23,000 worth of wonderful prizes!

Proceeds from Buen Dia's annual Online Auction and Raffle go towards our scholarship program for low-income families who otherwise would not be able to attend. Last year our events made it possible to provide scholarships for 45% of our student body.

Are you interested in donating an item to our auction? Donations can be made via mail using the Donation Submission Form,  Donation Certificate or online at www.bit.ly/donatetobuendia.

Mail donations to:

Buen Dia Family School
Attn: Auction
589 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110