About the Chamberlin Family Foundation

Steve and Susan Chamberlin founded the Chamberlin Family Foundation in 2006 to invest in people and ideas that create great K-12 public schools for our children. In particular, the Foundation’s focus is on students in our community who are too often left behind.

Since 2006, the Chamberlin Family Foundation has contributed more than $5 million to support students in Richmond and the surrounding West Contra Costa public schools.


The Chamberlin Family Foundation envisions an excellent school for every child in every neighborhood, enabling our students in West Contra Costa to reach their full potential.


The Chamberlins have called Richmond home for 20 years, but a troubling opportunity gap exists here. Low-income students, the vast majority of whom are African-American and Latino, lag behind their higher-income peers. In fact, WCCUSD students are 1.7 grade levels behind the average student in the U.S.

These aren’t simply statistics. These are real young people in our community, who each have unique hopes for the future. They all deserve to attend a great school, one that will put them on a pathway to achieve their dreams.

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