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Please support our work.

Donate securely here using any major credit card. Your gift will be processed by San Francisco Day School, Breakthrough's fiscal sponsor. SFDS does not assess gift processing fees; 100% of each contribution directly supports our work with students and teachers.

To make a credit card gift offline or pay by check, please download a contribution form. To give via other means, including donor advised fund and stock transfer, please contact Executive Director Andy Shin.

  • $50 supplies a day's worth of healthy snacks for all students in our summer program
  • $100 purchases supplies for an after-school enrichment class
  • $250 funds a week of instructional support for a Teaching Fellow
  • $500 sends a bus full of students to visit Cal or Stanford
  • $1,000 covers a stipend for one Teaching Fellow
  • $2,500 provides summer housing of an out-of-town Teaching Fellow
  • $3,600 sponsors one student for an entire transformational year of programming

Alternatively, please consider providing in-kind support; each of the avenues below makes a significant difference. To talk further, please contact Executive Director Andy Shin.

1. Organize a Supply Drive

Help collect supplies at your company or school. Items our students and teachers use on a regular basis include art supplies (construction paper, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, glue sticks, and scissors) school supplies (dry erase markers, post-it notes, highlighters, looseleaf paper, pens, pencils, staples, tape, paper clips, binder clips, and rulers) and computers (Macs are ideal) for our students to use in completing assignments at home. This is an effective way to support our program while also engaging your co-workers or classmates.

 

2. Host Students for Career Day

Help expand our students’ thinking about what the future might hold by hosting a half dozen 5-8th graders at your workplace on a Friday afternoon in late July. The typical visit involves lunch, a tour, a career panel, and an interactive activity (we help with the planning) to help students get a taste of the work involved. Fields normally include medicine, tech, law, finance, biotech, and design.

3. Provide Summer Housing

Provide a home for one of the outstanding college students taking part in our competitive summer teacher residency. Teaching Fellows can share a home with your family, or look after your home if you’re away. Our residency runs from mid June – early August, though some portion of that time also helps.