Donate today, or give through your Donor-Advised Fund!

Each SMART Scholar receives $197,344 worth of services during their 8-year journey, for an investment of $30,300 from SMART Supporters.
For every $1 you donate, SMART Scholars receive $6.50 worth of services and support!

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Individual donors may contribute to SMART in a variety of ways. Should you have any questions, please contact Kelly Shea, Director of Development & Communications, at 415.865.5400 or email him.


Give a One Time Donation

Online to give via credit card or debit card

Please send checks payable to:
1061 Market Street, Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94103

For wiring cash and donation of securities, please contact Kelly Shea at 415.865.5400 or email him.

Join the SMART Leadership Circle with a pledge of $25,000 or more

As SMART seeks to expand the number of students served and our school and community-based organization partnerships, we invite you to guide the vision and direction of our growth by joining SMART's Leadership Circle.  Members of the Leadership Circle provide transformational funding support of $25,000 or more each year for three years, and are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Help shape the direction of SMART's strategic and sustainable growth;
  • Host future events with Heads of Schools and leading educators;
  • Attend an annual State of SMART event; and
  • Receive quarterly updates on SMART's progress toward our strategic goals.

To join, please fill out this simple pledge form here.

Join The SMART Scholar Circle!

For an annual donation of $2,500 or more, Scholar Circle Donors receive:

  • An invitation to SMART's Major Donor Reception
  • Special recognition in our Annual Report
  • An invitation to events that celebrate our Scholars' achievements
  • Special updates throughout the year

Become a Multi-Year Sustainer

Pledge to support SMART for multiple years to help ensure SMART's life-changing programs are sustainable as they continue to serve more students.

  • 2 years - Support Scholars in our Academic Summer Enrichment Program and Placement into one of our Partner Schools
  • 3 years - Support Scholars in our Middle School Achievement Program (MAP)
  • 4 years - Support Scholars in our College Access and Success Program (CASP)
  • 8 years - Support Scholars throughout the entire 8-year journey of SMART

Sponsor a Student!

Change a life! A multi-year commitment of $5,000 per year supports one student's education and the academic and social support that ensures their success as they continue their journey to college. Sponsors receive periodic updates about their sponsored Scholar, special recognition in our donor reports in addition to all of the benefits offered as a SMART Scholar Circle Donor. Please fill out this pledge form, or contact Kelly Shea for questions or to request more information.


Corporate Matching Program 
To double your investment, please check with your HR department whether your company offers a matching program for your donations.

In-Kind Donations
We are always seeking donated laptops (in working condition, no more than 5 years old), school supplies, office furniture (filing cabinets, shelving, etc), special treats for our scholars (coupons to restaurants for celebratory meals (when they finish college applications!) and food for parties - pizzas, ice cream, candy, etc.), and auction items (gift certificates, wines, new packaged goods). For any questions regarding In-Kind Donations, please contact Nonoko Sato at 415-865-5400 or email her.

Purchase Wine Vouchers and Benefit SMART
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SMART has partnered with WineAgent, a company dedicated to providing wine lovers with vouchers for special offers on fine wines. Every purchase includes a stated contribution - in your name - to support SMART's mission and work.

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SMART is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.