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  • News Flash In accordance with recent State, County and CUSD Board actions to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, FOCUS will not hold in-person Board meetings during the 2020-2021 school year until further notice. All meetings will be held via Zoom (please see the Meeting Schedule for dates).  Anyone who is interested in participating can contact Rosaleen Trambley at for information on how to join the Zoom meeting. The safety of our students, families and the community at large is of paramount importance. We wish you good health and peace-of-mind during this stressful time.
    FOCUS awarded $94,600 in large grants in 2020!  

    Congratulations to all the 2020 Large Grant Recipients (please see the Grants page for a full list of awards)!

    CHS Art Students

    CHS Art Students celebrate! Holly Lederle and Steven Russell received $26,300 for a direct-to-garment Epson printer to be used for the art program.


    2020 Large Grant Recipients

    Pictured (from left to right) Jennifer Kremer (Tularcitos), Joe Mello (Carmel High), Mishele Newkirk-Smith (Carmel High), Terri Woodward (Carmel River and Tularcitos), Brian Granberry (Carmel High), Veronica Craft (Carmel River), Holly Lederle (Carmel High) and Diana Govan (Carmel High).


    FOCUS is a California Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation and Education Foundation, Tax I.D. 94-262-8895, Established in 1979. We are here to help our schools!

  •  Our Mission
    FRIENDS OF CARMEL UNIFIED SCHOOLS, a California non-profit Corporation and Public Education Foundation, supports quality education within the Carmel Unified School District. The Foundation raises money for the purpose of providing grants for classroom and site enhancements that directly support student learning and engagement. 
    Who are we?
    FOCUS is a group of staff, parents and community members who raise funds through donations and events. We donate funds on a continuing basis, for the benefit of all CUSD schools. Since its founding, FOCUS has provided close to $3,000,000 in grants that support academic and social-emotional student success. Funds are distributed by the Board of Directors based on applications by teachers and administrators in the school district, and every school in our district has received FOCUS funding.
    Mailing address:
    P.O. Box 223842
    Carmel, CA 93922
    For general questions about FOCUS:
    Contact  Kath Uyeda
    For questions or comments about the FOCUS website:
    Please email the FOCUS Webmaster

Last Modified on January 1, 2021