Giving Programs

Giving Programs

Edventure More believes that ALL children and schools should have access to quality Summer Camp and School Year enrichment programs. Because 5% of our summer camp proceeds support our giving programs, 100% of your donations go towards direct service to kids and teachers in your community.

Edventure More is a year-round 501(c)(3) non-profit enrichment organization. When parents choose Edventure More camps, they not only make a difference in their child’s life, they make a difference in thousands of Bay Area kids’ lives.

5% of camp proceeds and 100% of your donations:

  • Fund camp scholarships for underserved kids, with over $360,000 scholarships awarded since 2004
  • Subsidize hands-on science presentations in local public and private schools, with almost 3,000 teachers and 70,000 students served since 2004.
  • Keep our dedicated Development department applying for science, art and technology grants year-round in partnership with local school districts
  • Reduce Summer Learning Loss, save hands-on learning in schools, and build 21st Century Life Skills in your child and your community

If you don’t see your school listed above, please contact our School Year Programs Manager at outreach@edventuremore.org to learn how we can support the enrichment efforts of your school, teachers, PTA or GATE programs.


Spark an entire classroom’s curiosity. Build a child’s confidence. Teach the true meaning of kindness. Become a Giving Circle Member.

  • Curiosity Circle ($1-$99) 
    • $35 pays for an enthusiastic science presenter for a 1-hour In-Class Program at a local elementary school
    • $75 provides a week of arts, science or technology supplies for an scholarship camper
    • $90 provides a week of extended care for a scholarship camper
  • Confidence Circle ($100- $349)
    • $100 pays for a day of additional staffing for our camp scholarship recipients
    • $250 impacts 50 students through 2 subsidized hands-on in class science programs in a neighborhood school
  • Kindness Circle ( $350-$999) 
    • $350 provides an underserved child with a camp scholarship for a week of Camp Edmo
    • $450 provides an underserved child with a camp scholarship for a week of Camp EdTech
    • $800 ensures bus transportation for 40 scholarship campers to and from camp
  • Founders Circle ($1000 and above) 
    • $1,000 purchases two additional laptops for use by our scholarship campers
    • $2,500 impacts over 500 students through 20 subsidized in-class science programs
    • $5,000 impacts over 1,000 students through 40 subsidized in-class science programs OR 14 camp scholarship weeks for Camp Edmo.

All donations, large or small, are appreciated and fully tax-deductible. In addition to recognition on our website and newsletter, exclusive offers and invitations, and a special card hand-crafted by one of our campers or students, know that your support can make a difference.

You can donate by clicking here or by sending a check written to Edventure More to:

Edventure More
Attn: Development Department
2295 Palou Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

Click here for a list of our 2014 Giving Circle Members who have already spread the Kindness Vibe!

Your donation of a product or service can go a long way to help us raise additional funds as an auction item or reduce supply purchases for our arts and science curriculum.

We are always on the lookout for the following items:

  • Art materials- markers, Elmers Glue, poster board, construction paper, scissors, tape, paint
  • Science equipment- beakers, microscopes, magnifying glasses, specimens and specimen containers
  • Technology equipment- laptops (preferably MAC), digital cameras and camcorders, thumb drives
  • Household items- baking soda, corn starch, vinegar, pickles (giant, kosher kind), sugar, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, food coloring
  • Auction items- gift certificates, artwork, gift baskets

Please email develop@edventuremore.org to make arrangements to drop off or for us to pick up  your wonderful donation!

Corporate funding helps to underwrite the cost of Summer Camp scholarships, School Year classroom science programs and/or special events like an annual fundraiser.

We would be delighted to tailor a Corporate Benefits package to align with your company’s goals and objectives. Benefits include exposure to over 4,000 camp families and 10,000 school year families, recognition on our website, inclusion in our newsletter and special events, volunteer opportunities for your employees, and the knowledge that your company is directly responsible for enriching children’s lives in the Bay Area. Contact develop@edventuremore.org to become a corporate sponsor today!

Edventure More also offer discounted camp to select corporations. Have your Corporate Benefits Manager contact develop@edventuremore.org for more details.

We’d like to thank our generous Giving Circle Members for their tremendous support!

 

More 2014 Donors

list as of 10/17/14

Founders Circle ($1000 and above)
 
Kindness Circle ( $350-$999) 
 
Confidence Circle ($100- $349)
  • Alison Hills
  • Ann Kishore
  • Carla Ramos
  • Carol Bulgatti
  • Hanna Sicker
  • Isabel Heredia
  • Jeff Hull
  • Jerome Heuze
  • Kristin Negulescu
  • Laurel Fain
  • Leela Gill
  • Lisa Roe
  • Maria Shim
  • Michael Hall
  • Michelle Johnson
  • Nicole  Armstrong
  • Peter Rosberg
  • Shandra Yoshimi
  • Thierry Regnier
Curiosity Circle ($1-$99)
  • Aaron  Hardisty
  • Amanda Cooper
  • Amy Wu
  • Anne Rabkin
  • Anya Bruno
  • Bernadette Humphrey
  • Brandy Fleming
  • Carol Prater
  • Caroline Smith
  • Caroline Tran
  • Carolyn Watson
  • Cathy Karlak
  • Charles Chen
  • Dan Zhu
  • David Longinotti
  • Diane Free
  • Dyuti Sengupta
  • Edie Rindal
  • Elisabeth Brown
  • Elizabeth Robertson
  • Ellen Szeto
  • Eve Gilbert
  • Gabriel Stewart
  • Gabriela Chongo
  • GannaZaks
  • Gregory Peters
  • Haiying Zhang
  • Heidi Johnson
  • Richard Mendius
  • Jeffrey Campbell
  • Jennette Leal
  • Jennifer Kirk
  • Jennifer Loftus
  • Jenny Chung
  • Jinsook Kim
  • Jon Corbett
  • Joshua Danson
  • Julie Rinkenberger
  • Kara McCartney
  • Katherine Karriker-Jaffe
  • Katy Kennedy
  • Kristin Ruff
  • Laura Quigley
  • Laura Geduldig
  • Laura Hall
  • Lauren Kowal
  • Leslie  Kernisan
  • Letty Fong
  • Linda Leong
  • Lisa Roberts
  • Loren Weltsch
  • Lynn Horstmeyer
  • Emilyn Lee
  • Margaret Greanias
  • Marianne Wu
  • Michelle Magat
  • Mika Sovak
  • Mikhal Bouganim
  • Milana Ostroy
  • Monic Stuart
  • Nicola Finnerty
  • Padma Subramanian
  • Paula Wilton
  • Piu Ghosh
  • Praveen Arjunan
  • RachelYeaman
  • Renata Shaham
  • Rosemarie Buckley
  • Samantha Campbell
  • Samira Shawwa
  • Sarah Beth Dempsey
  • Sharon Vaknin
  • Shelley Turner
  • Shelly Erceg
  • Stacey Webb
  • Stacy Glick
  • Stephanie Marquet
  • Steve Russell
  • Steve LaFollette
  • Suresh Ramakrishnaiah
  • Susan Allison
  • Susan Vandegrift
  • Sutapa Balaji
  • Suzanne Shade
  • Tara Runyan
  • Tatia Markland
  • Tatiana Shkuratova
  • Teresa Fitzgerald
  • Tom Scott
  • Toshikatsu Nakano
  • Weiyuan Xu
  • Xingmei Han
More 2013 Donors

 

Founders Circle ($1000 and above)
  • Bill & Mary Ann Statler
Kindness Circle ( $350-$999) 
  • Deborah Hong
  • Tony Grant
Confidence Circle ($100- $349)
  • Becky &DeAnn Neiman Cobb
  • Alberto Caballero
  • John Cale
  • Elad Cohen
  • Andreea Francu
  • Eve Gilbert
  • Leela Gill
  • Jim Greer
  • Isabel  Heredia
  • Michelle Johnson
  • Ann Kishore
  • Carla Ramos
  • Karl Reed
  • Peter Rosberg
  • Kirstin Sego
  • Adam  Sicker
  • Bryan  Simmons
  • Sherri Stewart
  • Jack Wei
Curiosity Circle ($1-$99)
  • Lisa Bernard-Pearl
  • Jennifer Berry
  • Gautam Biswas
  • Kira Bronston
  • Rosemarie Buckley
  • Amy Busch
  • Jacqueline Cao
  • Charles Chen
  • Ernest Chow
  • Jon Corbett
  • Kellie Couch
  • JoAnn Covington
  • Nanette Cua
  • Anne Deredita
  • Eva Vander Giessen
  • Eve Gilbert
  • Juliette Goldman
  • Jim Greer
  • Aaron Hardisty
  • Lynn Horstmeyer
  • Tomoko Iwasaki
  • Katy Kennedy
  • Leslie Kernisan
  • Lauren Kowal
  • Valerie Leung
  • Shelley Lindgren
  • Yin Ling Leung
  • Jean Liu
  • Michelle Lynch
  • Morgan McDowell
  • Rene MeisnervWilliams
  • Jason Monagas
  • EunHae Park
  • Beverly Patterson
  • Laura  Quigley
  • Christine Rallo
  • Amir Raz
  • Rori Reber
  • Karl Reed
  • Paul Reeves
  • Maddy Russell-Shapiro
  • Samantha Sanderson
  • Lara Sao Pedro
  • Ryan Smith
  • Carolyn Watson
  • Stephen West
  • Amanda Willian
  • Susie Wong
  • Amy Wu
  • Ruth Wu
  • Weiyuan Xu

Gift Giving

Are you hosting your own special event? Consider Edventure More as a recipient of event donations or in lieu of traditional gifts for events like birthday celebrations. It’s a great way to spread awareness and support for enrichment for all children.

Fundraising

If your organization or company is interested in hosting a fundraising event, contact develop@edventuremore.org. We would be happy to partner with you to make your event both memorable and rewarding for you and your guests.

Inspiring Curiosity, Kindness and Confidence

Lahni’s story
Your donation helps us light the spark of curiosity, confidence and kindness for disadvantaged kids. Take Lahni, a 1st grader from Oakland. Three weeks at Camp Edmo on a partial scholarship made her passionate about ant’s anatomy, the engineering of castles, and dissecting owl pellets. She would never have considered biology a career possibility before the wonder she experienced at Camp Edmo. In her grandma’s words, “Camp Edmo nurtures children’s inquisitiveness and creativity, and it’s all done with such wonderful enthusiasm!”

James’ story
For James, a 5th grader from the Canal District, after a week at Camp EdTech on full scholarship, he got so enthused about creating media that he “became more interested in school and put effort into studying” when fall rolled around. Instead of watching TV at home, he was making TV at camp.

A boy labeled a “lost cause” story
When visiting one of our In Class Programs, a donor was shocked to see a young boy, labeled a “lost cause” by his teachers, spontaneously shout out, “I LOVE science!” in the midst of his Ice Cream Baggie experiment. At Edventure More, we tap into the innate curiosity in the heart of every child.

Watch our Edventure More video and meet Olivia, Cash and Dante and their families and hear them tell their story!

Camp Edmo is part of our family unit… I really wish that it was available for everyone.”
- Shiloh, Dante’s Dad

Bring more of these stories to life by joining one of our Giving Circles today and seeing what a difference it can make in your community!

If you want to find out about applying for a financial aid option for next summer, visit Camp Edmo or Camp EdTech beginning in mid-February.

When parents choose Edventure More camps, they not only make a difference in their child’s life, they make a difference in thousands of Bay Area kids’ lives.

5% of camp proceeds and 100% of your donations:

  • Fund camp scholarships for underserved kids
  • Subsidize hands-on science presentations in local public and private schools
  • Keep our dedicated Development department applying for science, art and technology grants
  • Reduce Summer Learning Loss, save hands-on learning, & build 21st Century Life Skills

If you don’t see your school listed in the appropriate link below, please contact our School Year Programs Manager at outreach@edventuremore.org to learn how we can support the enrichment efforts of your school, teachers, PTA or GATE programs.


Schools served thanks to your support:

More Alameda County
Acorn Woodland Elementary
Alameda Christian School
Albany Middle School
Amelia Earhart Elementary*
Archway School
Aurora School
Bay Farm Elementary*
Bella Vista Elementary*
Black Pine Circle School
Buena Vista Elementary
Chabot Elementary*
Child Unique Montessori School
Cleveland Elementary
Crocker Highlands*
Donald D. Lum*
Edison Elementary*
Emerson School
Franklin Elementary*
Henry Haight
Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Elementary
Hillcrest School
International Community School
Jefferson Elementary
Joaquin Miller Elementary
Malcolm X Elementary
Melrose Leadership Academy
Mission Hills Middle School
Montclair Elementary*
NEA Community Learning Center*
North Oakland Community Charter School (NOCCS)
Frank Otis Elementary*
Paden Elementary
Peralta Elementary
Peter Pan Academy
Prince of Peace School
Proctor Elementary
Redwood Christian School
Redwood Day School*
Rise Community School
Ruby Bridges Elementary
Sequoia Elementary
St. Elizabeth Elementary
St. Joseph Elementary
St. Martin De Porres Catholic School*
St. Paul’s Episcopal School
St. Philip Neri
Sunol Glen Elementary
Thornhill School*
Thornton Junior High
Thousand Oaks Elementary
Zion Lutheran School
Washington Elementary

*Both In Class Programs and camp scholarship recipients

More Contra Costa County

Burton Valley Elementary
Camino Pablo Elementary
Del Ray Elementary
Donald L. Rheem School*
Glorietta Elementary*
Gregory Gardens Elementary

Los Perales Elementary
Murwood Elementary
Silverwood Elementary
Sleepy Hollow Elementary*
Springhill Elementary
Tehiyah Day School
Vista Grande Elementary
Walnut Creek Intermediate

*Both In Class Programs and camp scholarship recipients

More Marin County
Bacich Elementary*
Bahia Vista Elementary
Bel Aire Elementary
Brookside Elementary*
Coleman Elementary*
Davidson Middle School
Dixie Elementary
Edna Maguire Elementary*
Glenwood Elementary
Hamilton Meadow Park School
Hidden Valley Elementary
Lagunitas Elementary
Loma Verde Elementary
Lycee Francais La Perouse
Lynwood Elementary
Manor School
Trinity Preschool and Kindergarten
Marin Primary and Middle School
Miller Creek Middle School
Neil Cummins Elementary*
Old Mill Elementary
Park Elementary
Reed Elementary*
Ring Mountain Day School
Ross Elementary
St. Mark’s School
San Pedro Elementary
Strawberry Point Elementary*
Sun Valley Elementary*
Tamalpais Valley Elementary*
Vallecito Elementary
Wade Thomas Elementary

*Both In Class Programs and camp scholarship recipients

More Santa Clara County
Alexander Rose Elementary
Bubb Elementary
Dilworth Elementary
El Carmelo Elementary
Herbert Hoover Elementary
Huff Elementary
David Starr Jordan Middle School
Lawson Middle School
Loyola Elementary
L.P. Collins Elementary
Lucille M. Nixon Elementary
Mariano Castro Elementary
Meyerholz Elementary
Nimitz Elementary
Oak Avenue Elementary*
Palo Verde Elementary*
Ponderosa Elementary
Queen of Apostles School
Regnart Elementary
Roosevelt Community Center
Theuerkauf Elementary
Westside Cooperative Preschool
Windmill Springs Elementary

*Both In Class Programs and camp scholarship recipients

More San Francisco County

 

A.P. Gianninni Middle School
Alice Fong Yu Elementary*
Alvarado Elementary*
Argonne Alternative Elementary*
Ark Christian Preschool
Bret Harte Middle School
Buena Vista Elementary
Cathedral School for Boys
Children’s Day School
Chinese Education Center
Chinese Immersion School at De Avila
Claire Lilienthal Alternative School*
Clarendon Elementary*
Creative Arts Charter School
Dianne Feinstein Elementary*
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary
Eben-Ezer Family Child Care
Fairmount Elementary
French American International School
Garfield Elementary
Gateway Middle School
Glen Park Elementary
Gordon J. Lau Elementary*
Grattan Elementary
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy
James Denman Middle School
James Lick Middle School
Jose Ortega Elementary
Junipero Serra Elementary
Lafayette Elementary*
Lakeshore Elementary*
Lawton Elementary*
Live Oak School*
Longfellow Elementary
Miraloma Elementary*
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
Monroe Elementary*
New Traditions Creative Arts Elementary
Presidio Hill School
Redding Elementary
Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary*
Rooftop Alternative School*
San Francisco Community School
San Francisco Friends School
Sheridan Elementary
Sherman Elementary
Spring Valley Elementary
St. Anne School
St. Brigid School
St. James School
St. Cecilia School*
St. Philip School
Sts. Peter and Paul Salesian School
Sunnyside Elementary
Sunset Elementary
Synergy School
Tenderloin Community School
Town School for Boys
Ulloa Elementary*
West Portal Elementary
Visitacion Valley Elementary
Willie Brown Jr. Elementary
Yick Wo Elementary

*Both In Class Programs and camp scholarship recipients

 

More San Mateo County
Crystal Springs Child Education Center
Bowditch Middle School
Brewer Island Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Nesbit Elementary
Oak Knoll Elementary
Ponderosa Elementary
Redwood Shores Elementary
Vallemar School

*Both In Class Programs and camp scholarship recipients