The Sun Fund

The Sun Fund

Helping Our Community in a Time of Need


The Sun Fund is a newly created initiative to support the Richmond Waldorf School community during COVID-19 and specifically, to provide emergency tuition assistance for our families for school tuition payments in the current or next school year.  We need each other now more than ever before. Many families in our community are suffering, and RWS is committed to helping families in financial crisis due to COVID-19 to continue their Waldorf education!

That’s where the Sun Fund comes in. Help a family, help our school, help our community. This is our chance to come together in this time of great need to ensure that our children continue to be empowered by this amazing Waldorf education. 

How the Sun Fund works: 

Creating the Fund: 

The Sun Fund is comprised of generous gifts from both within and outside of the community, and by RWS via the CARES act. Please consider supporting our community if you are in a position to do so. Together, we can find a way to keep this one great family united. Please know that every dollar makes a difference!

Any donations made to The Sun Fund will go into a funding pool. Any family who is struggling with tuition costs for the remainder of this year, or with tuition for next year, can apply to benefit from these funds. Decisions will be made on an individual basis by an unbiased, impartial committee and any details shared throughout this process will remain confidential.

For Families in Need:  

Families who are experiencing financial hardships and/or job uncertainty due to the COVID pandemic should submit an application to the Sun Fund for additional tuition assistance. We want to keep our community together through this unprecedented time. Each family is considered individually and confidentiality by an objective, impartial committee. Awards are made on a rolling basis and are determined by the funds available in the Sun Fund. The school will strive to meet as many needs as possible and will use funds from the Sun Fund to allocate emergency tuition assistance awards. These can be applied to the 2019-2020 balance or to 2020-2021 tuition agreements. 

How to Apply for The Sun Fund Relief Funds: Please fill out this SUN FUND APPLICATION

How to donate: 

Scroll down to make an online donation through the website, or via check or cash mailed to:

Richmond Waldorf School, 1301 Robin Hood Road, Richmond, VA 23227.

When to Donate By: Donations will be accepted on a rolling deadline in accordance with the VA State Covid-19 guidelines. If no further restrictions are placed past the current orders, donations will be accepted through August 31, 2020. Pledges will be accepted to be paid by the donation deadline. 

As always, and now more than ever, thank you to our Parents, Faculty and Administrative staff during this difficult time for continuing to do all you do for our students. Thank you to our family, friends, alumni, community members and donors for your continued support during this time.  

Please contact Dayna Guadagno for any questions, comments, concerns or ideas.