The Commonwealth Fund

The Commonwealth Fund supplies nearly 12% of Commonwealth's yearly operating budget.

The generosity of the Commonwealth community along with foundation grants and matching gift companies allow us, each year, to close the gap between tuition revenue and what a Commonwealth education actually costs.

The School appreciates donations of all sizes. Groups of volunteers will be canvassing parents and alumni/ae for gifts this fall. If you would like to volunteer your services, please contact Carly Renshaw, Director of Annual Giving at

Commonwealth Fund gifts like yours have helped to provide:

  • Partial and full scholarships to students from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods
  • The Homework Project, a twice-weekly evening study hall for kids who need a quiet place to work and extra tutoring support
  • Opportunities to travel to Barcelona, Greece, Peru, France, and other countries and cities around the world
  • Inspirational Assembly speakers
  • Enhanced athletic, arts, science, and Health and Community programs
  • Hancock and Museum Day
  • Project and summer internships in labs, national parks, museums, and more
  • General operating expenses

Most annual contributions are used where they are needed most in the year they are received. If you wish to designate your gift to a specific area, you can learn more about our named funds and designations here.

If you have any questions, please contact Carly Renshaw, Director of Annual Giving, at