Community Service Association (CSA)

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Community Service Association (CSA)

Mission Statement

The Community Service Association of San Diego Unified School District is a nonprofit association organized to solicit contributions from district employees for recognized charitable agencies in San Diego County which support the arts, education, health, and human services.

History of CSA

The Community Service Association was organized as the result of meetings among employee organizations that felt the need for a contribution club similar to others in the city. A temporary Board of Directors met for the first time on February 6, 1956, and the San Diego Unified School District Community Service Association (CSA) was incorporated under the laws of the State of California as a nonprofit corporation.

Since the Association's inception in 1956, CSA members have donated over $12M to support local charities.

The Association derives its funds from contributions through the payroll deduction plan. Cash donations are also accepted.

How to Get Involved

District employees can become CSA members either by enrolling in the voluntary payroll deduction plan or by making a one-time contribution with a personal check. Payroll deduction forms are available here.

District employees can sign up for a voluntary payroll deduction through PeopleSoft. Employees may also designate a charity via PeopleSoft. Once either or both of these actions are taken, members' status in CSA will remain intact and no further action will be required. Members wishing to make changes to membership status, donation level, or designated donor, may voluntarily do so at any time.

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Check out our page called "Get Involved" for more opportunities to make a difference in the lives of fellow San Diegans by supporting San Diego County nonprofits.  

If you are a CSA grant-receiving agency or a SDUSD Community Partner In Education and wish to have your event added to this calendar please contact John Ortler, CSA Secretary/Treasurer, at



Click here to review CSA's By-laws

Articles of Incorporation

Click here to review CSA's Articles of Incorporation