Friends of Willow Tree
Our bridge loan allowed Friends of Willow Tree to increase access to affordable K-8 education for a student body that is over 70% low-income.
What They Do: Friends of Willow Tree is a Waldorf-inspired enrichment center for children in Kindergarten to 7th grade. Willow Tree strives to integrate intellectual, practical, and artistic development with imaginative learning.
What They Stand For: Friends of Willow Tree inspires a passion for learning and helps students develop the skills they need to develop their full potential. Their well-rounded approach enables them to lead rewarding and meaningful lives.
Impact Objectives:Willow Tree provides enrichment programs on a sliding pay scale. They needed a bridge loan to maintain low student-teacher ratios and arts programming ahead of state payments.
Learn more about Friends of Willow Tree on their website.
- Impact SegmentAdvancing Formative Education
- Impact VehicleAdvance fund
- Investment Details$100,000 loan made in September 2018
- Impact GeographyNorth San Diego County
- LeadershipBethany Chaffin, Director
- Year Founded2015