The SGMS Foundation was established to aid in the fulfillment of the educational functions of the Sidney Gutierrez School, a New Mexico charter school, and support the school, its students, staff and programs. The foundation maintains a tax exempt status of 501 c(3) and is organized as a corporation. As such, the corporation may receive property to be held and administered for the benefit of the school.
The mission of the foundation is to secure resources such as facilities and their improvements, providing programmatic elements not covered by the state equalization guaranteed annual operational funding or other aspects of maintaining an outstanding school.
The Foundation is served by an independent board of directors with no members serving in any capacity that is directly aligned with school operations such as the school’s governing council.