On November 13, 2003, the Articles of Incorporation of the School Nurses of California Foundation (SNOCF) received approval by the IRS to operate as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Many of the funds that SNOCF has raised over the past 14 years have been directed toward financially supporting the California School Nurses Organization (CSNO) in their efforts to provide relevant educational information and assistance to school nurses in California. In 2006 SNOCF financially supported a very important collaborative effort with CSNO to revise the California Department of Education’s (CDE) Green Book to standardize many Specialized Health Care Procedures that school nurses provide to their students with special needs. SNOCF has been a $5,000 Gold Level Sponsor at the annual CSNO Conference for the past two years.
- Gold Level ($5,000) Sponsor of the 2017 California School Nurses Organization's (CSNO) 67th Annual Convention MARCH 16-19, Monterey, CA.
- $5,000 DONATION to CSNO for on-going education and training (presented during the March convention in Monterey).
- $700 DONATION to School Nurses International (SNI) scholarship program to the 2017 conference in San Francisco, CA.
- Obtained $10,000 in grant funding from the American Association of Pediatric Opthalmology and Strabismus and the American Academy of Opthalmology. This funding assisted CSNO in partnership with the California Department of Education (CDE) to revise "A Guide for Vision Testing in California Public Schools" manual. Currently (February, 2017) being reviewed by the CDE.
- SNOCF is currently seeking additional funding through a variety of sources to match funds for another $10,000 to assist CSNO in obtaining training materials, provide workshops, etc. to disseminate the new protocols.
- SNOCF will continue to offer grant funding opportunities for school nurses who recognize a need and have a solution to improve the overall health of his/her students, and subsequently, become a resource to others for information and school health services that can be expanded.
- SNOCF Board Members will continue to receive training in order to function effectively as a cohesive team working toward our shared mission and vision.
School nurses understand the link between student health and academic success, and the complex factors involved in promoting and supporting student health.