Malcolm X Elementary is a fantastic school with an incredible arts and enrichment program.  As well funded as the Berkeley schools are, there is not enough money to cover all the expenses of a comprehensive education like the one your child receives at Malcolm X.  Our families and community generously step in to fill the gap with our annual fundraisers. 

The money raised helps pay for our award-winning performing arts program, including drama, dance, and music, as well as physical education and recess support, academic and literacy support, and vibrant community programs. 

ANnual Fundraisers

MaLCOlm X Fund

Each year, the MX Fund kicks off our annual fundraising with a monthlong drive. Our goal for 2019 is to raise $70,000 by September 30 to support all of our existing arts and academic programs plus our PE and recess coach.


Every fall, the Malcolm X Walk-a-thon raises more than $20,000 and is a great way to connect with the MX community.  Families are welcome to participate.  Students can earn laps by walking, reading, dancing, hula-hooping, sprinting, and more!

Auction and Gala

The Silent Auction happens every year in February or March. Come and have fun with your community and get some great deals along the way! Do you have a business or a special talent?  Do you want to host a party or a gathering? Add it to the auction and raise money for MX.

Raffle and Spring Fair

The Malcolm X Raffle is a very low-cost, low-impact way to raise money for school (bring your kiddo to work to sell tickets, take them around the neighborhood, call family/friends--get creative).  Top sellers get prizes and the winning tickets are drawn at the Spring Fair.


Did you know that you can double your contribution to the Malcolm X PTA by taking advantage of your employer's matching benefit? 

Learn more by visiting the Employer Matching Gifts page.


Support MX While You Shop

You may not realize but many businesses will donate to schools like ours while you shop! Please consider registering – the options below require very little cost or effort. Simply register at these sites and start earning money for MX!  For help with any of these, contact Jane Tunks Demel at

Looking for gift ideas?  Use this link to shop at Boon Supply for beautifully designed housewares, jewelry, gardening tools, tote bags, accessories, and more — and Boon Supply will donate 50% of your order to the MX PTA.

Register at and select “Malcolm X Arts and Academic Magnet Elementary School” as your charity. Then 0.5% of your purchases will go to MX. All of your regular account settings will carry over. Don’t forget though, each time you shop you must use the link to get our school credit!

Chinook Book has a new Mobile App with hundreds of local Bay Area coupons on your phone! Only $15 for a yearly subscription, and 50% of the subscription price goes to MX. Simply download the Chinook Book App and open this link on your phone:


Do you or your business order office supplies from Office Depot? Visit Office Depot’s 5% Back to Schools page to register your purchase and to designate Malcolm X Elementary as your school of choice and 5% goes to MX – School ID# 70006108.


Visit Sports Basement at 2727 Milvia Street, mention our school name and get 10% off your purchases plus 5% back to the school.