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San Francisco Day School has sponsored Breakthrough since 1993, as part of its commitment to academic excellence for all students, whether in public or private schools. SFDS makes an extensive in-kind investment, including classroom and office space, tech support, gift entry, accounting, and strategic guidance. The School also makes a yearly cash contribution. Breakthrough's history at SFDS dates back to 1990, when a Summer Program Steering Committee comprised of parents, administrators, and Trustees was convened to explore how the School could benefit a wider cross-section of young people in the city. The School has preserved and deepened its commitment in the two decades since. As a result, Breakthrough enjoys great stability for a small non-profit and can invest resources where it matters most: in our students and teachers.



Breakthrough San Francisco is an affiliate of Breakthrough Collaborative, a San Francisco-based non-profit committed to increasing opportunity for high-potential, low-income middle school students and inspiring outstanding high school and college students to pursue careers in education. Breakthrough Collaborative fosters the success of two dozen affiliates nationally. Among other key services, it provides tools and resources related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment; supports the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of intern teachers and Instructional Coaches; and connects former interns with career opportunities via the Teacher Pipeline Project.



AT&T is not only a market leader in communications technology. For more than a century, it has worked to increase the educational attainment of America's youth, with a particular focus on high school graduation rates. Through its Aspire program, AT&T has committed $350 million nationally toward educational initiatives, and for years has topped the San Francisco Business Times’ Bay Area corporate philanthropy list. Breakthrough extends its deepest possible appreciation to AT&T for its investment in young people.



Capital Group is one of the world’s most respected asset management firms, working with its clients to invest for the long term. The organization takes a similar long-term approach to charitable giving, developing enduring partnerships with nonprofits with which its associates are meaningfully involved. The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation has funded Breakthrough’s summer academic programming since 2009. Breakthrough thanks Capital Group for its deep commitment to bettering the communities it serves.



The Walmart Foundation has made Breakthroughs possible since 2012, providing exceptionally generous financial support through both its Local Giving and Executive Matching Gift Programs. Walmart has also hosted Breakthrough students at its eCommerce Division for our annual Career Day. In 2012, Walmart contributed more than $1 billion nationally toward work in youth development, women's economic empowerment, hunger relief, disaster relief, and more. Breakthrough extends our deepest appreciation for all of Walmart's many efforts in the community.



The Giants Community Fund has supported Breakthrough's literacy programming since 2011, helping our students make significant strides in reading and writing each summer. The Fund has also donated game tickets to Breakthrough students - for some of them, their first opportunity to set foot in AT&T Park. The Fund's investments in education are just one aspect of its philanthropy, which includes work in violence prevention, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS education. We applaud the World Champion San Francisco Giants for leading and inspiring our city, on and off the field.