With about 150 days left of the Build A School They Deserve Campaign, we need the community's help...


Since its inception in 2010, Inspire School of Arts & Sciences has provided students with the unique opportunity to explore and intensively learn in the areas of theatre, music, dance, visual arts, digital media arts, engineering, and science - unlike any other high school in the North State. This award-winning high school commits to preparing the greatest number of students possible within a small school environment for a successful transition to college, work, and life experiences that reflect a lifelong love of learning, a fearless approach to risk-taking, a healthy work ethic, and a passionate commitment to service. READ MORE ABOUT THE SCHOOL

For the past 10 years, Inspire has been running award-winning, state-of-art programs without state-of-the-art facilities. Imagine a school with cutting edge maker-spaces for the engineering and science classes and a technologically advanced theater for the whole community to enjoy! Inspire is ready for a 21st century campus to meet its 21st century education.

Inspire School was poised to launch a crucial capital campaign before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Now more than ever, our commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, imagination, and creativity could not be more important. The students we serve are the students that will build our future and find the answers to complex problems facing our communities and the world. Inspire School is the organization that will help them get there.

Inspire has just a year and a half to raise $10 million in order to receive matching funds from the state to build their new school, and we need your help to jump start this effort.

Our first goal is clear: We need to raise $200,000 in 200 days.


Give One Time: Make a one-time donation to help us get to our goal.

Give Monthly: The Inspire Foundation dubs their monthly donors as GEMs (Give Every Month), which perfectly fits the role of these sustainers in the work of building a legacy for our community. If you can afford to give any amount on a monthly basis, please help us continue this life-changing work. With your help, we will create a legacy that will last a lifetime.

Put Together A Team: You decide on the team name, upload a picture, set the goal and invite people to join you. After clicking on link, select "Become A Fundraiser" and then "Create A Team". You will get to choose a URL and you can share with family, friends, co-workers, etc.

Volunteer: We are looking for grant-writers, social media content writers, data-entry volunteers, and much more! Call the Foundation at (530) 999-2882 to discuss the options.


We can't accomplish this goal without you! And as a thank you, we promote your business on our website, social media, newsletters, and more!

Here are the options:

Business Sponsorship: Businesses can select how much they can give and they get promotions based on the level they choose. From promoted on social media, website and more to logo on school's performance programs. Thank you to Golden Valley Bank who has kicked off this option!

Donation Page: During this trying time, we understand that businesses may want to support the cause but don't have the funds. This option is completely free! You send us your logo, set the fundraising goal amount, and we set up a fundraising page for you. Every time someone donates to your page, your business logo is shows up on the main campaign page. PLUS, we promote your business through newsletters, social media and on our website. See a sample here. Thank you to Growing Up Chico Magazine and Loeta Robles DDS for kicking off this option!

Please email ccramer@inspirechico.org for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences Foundation

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences Foundation is vigorously working on raising enough funds to build a truly inspiring campus. A campus that includes state-of-the-art classrooms and dynamic maker spaces, to provide the environment to invent, create and collaborate for thousands of students in years to come.