Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the CVSF?

A: The CVSF is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of Castro Valley community members. Established in 2003, the CVSF is governed by a Board of Directors that meets monthly.  CVSF board members are appointed for a two-year term.

Q: What is the CVSF mission statement?

A: The mission of the CVSF is to continue on in perpetuity as a fund-raising vehicle for community groups and organizations active in supporting and improving sports and athletics in Castro Valley.

Q: What is the purpose of the CVSF?

A: The foundation board works toward promoting health and fitness for Castro Valley’s youth by raising money to support sports-related activities and projects such as student athletic grants, field upgrades, landscaping or other capital improvements in the community. In some cases, CVSF may partner with other civic organizations toward a common goal, such as the recently completed Castro Valley High School stadium and tennis courts.

Q: Is the CVSF a volunteer organization?  

A: Yes! The CVSF is made up entirely of volunteers—community members, parents and business people. The CVSF has no paid staff, advisors or consultants. 

Q: How can I donate to the CVSF?  

A: Donations may be made by clicking on the "How to Help" tab on the menu bar. 

Q: Is my contribution tax deductible? 

A: Absolutely! 

The Castro Valley Sports Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donors may deduct contributions to the CVSF as provided in section 170 of the Code.  Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to the CVSF are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of sections 2055, 2106, and 2522 of the Code.  The CVSF's Tax Identification Number is 54-2101025

A copy of the IRS letter concerning tax-exempt status is available upon request.

Q: What does my donation support?

A: Your donations help fund much needed improvements related to sports and sporting activities in Castro Valley including student-athlete grants and athletic facility improvements. As an unincorporated town, Castro Valley shares Alameda County tax revenues and services with other unincorporated communities throughout the county. But CVSF membership donations directly benefit Castro Valley—these funds are not distributed outside of the community. And since the CVSF does not have any paid staff or office expenses, 100% of donated funds goes directly to its projects. 

Q: What are the Hall of Fame nomination criteria?

A: Click here for the Hall of Fame criteria. The CVSF Sports Hall of Fame is held every other year. The next Hall of Fame will be in 2012.

Q:  How do I nominate someone for the Castro Valley Sports Hall of Fame?

A: You can download the Nomination Form and mail your form directly to: CVSF/HOF Nomination, P.O. Box 1234, Castro Valley, CA  94546.  The nomination period is closed now and the HOF inductees have been chosen. Check the Castro Valley Forum weekly paper for more information on this year's HOF individuals.  

Q: Does CVSF participate in eScrip?

A: Yes. Our id number is 500024077. Go to and register your cards using our organization name or id number. Your purchases will support the CVSF.

Q: Are the high school’s new stadium and tennis courts open to the public?  

A: Absolutely. While students and student activities have priority in the use of all school facilities, other organizations may reserve or rent the facilities. However, the public is welcome to use the facilities at other times. The stadium and tennis courts are open to the public on weekends from 8 a.m. to dusk during the school year, provided there are no scheduled school or other organized activities.  

During the summer and school breaks, the stadium and tennis courts are open to the public every day from 8 a.m. to dusk, provided no one has reserved those facilities.  

Q.  The main gate to the CVHS stadium and tennis courts on Redwood Road are locked on weekends.  How do I get in?  

A.  Public access to the track and football field is through the South gate, adjacent to the CVHS Art Center.  Tennis court access is through the West gate, adjacent to the softball fields.  Securing the Redwood Road gates to both facilities helps guard against vandalism.  Anyone using the facilities should be alert for any improper behavior and immediately report any misconduct to the Sheriff's Department. 

Q: Are these facilities available to rent? 

A: To reserve the stadium or tennis courts at the high school for your group you should contact Deb Rose at the CVHS front office.  Her phone number is 537-5910 

Q:  I'd like volunteer at CVSF fundraisers. How?

A: Just click on the "Contact Us" tab at the top of the page and send us an email.  










  Q: How do I contact the CVSF for other questions?

A: Same as above--click on the “Contact Us” menu tab on the home page.   We look forward to hearing from you!