Our Mission

The purpose of the VAPA Foundation is to enhance the quality of arts education in the San Diego Unified School District via:


  • Funding teacher collaborations with community arts organizations and artists to create additional opportunities for TK - 12 students to have meaningful learning through exposure to the arts. 
  • Improving access to VAPA professional development for teachers.
  • Investing in instruments, art materials and other arts equipment to further classroom learning goals.