We’ve accomplished so much through the generosity of our donors, changing the odds for incarcerated students and building a national model for prison higher education. Your contribution helps us increase our capacity at San Quentin, train and support the next generation of prison higher education providers, and amplify the voices of incarcerated people across the nation.


Monthly supporters make the success of our students possible by meeting daily needs, and are responsible for funding some of our most innovative work. Together, we’re creating new solutions that will ensure the long-term sustainability of higher education programs in prison.


$10/month provides one student with school supplies.

$25/month covers tools and training for one volunteer instructor.

$50/month provides technical assistance to one practitioner at a new program.

$150/month covers the cost of college for one student at San Quentin.


Celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or another milestone? Use it to fundraise for the Prison University Project.

Starting a fundraiser for the Prison University Project is easy. Decide what you’d like to do, and set up your campaign page using the button below. Once your campaign is set up, spread the word about your fundraiser and ask your friends to give.

We’re here to support you! If you’d like help setting up your campaign page or brainstorming ideas for your fundraiser, please contact Development & Communications Director Lauren Hall.


We’re grateful to the foundations that support our work. 

The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
The Barkley Fund
The California Wellness Foundation
The CrankStart Foundation
Ebay Foundation
Ford Foundation
Frank & Denise Quattrone Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation
Hewlett Foundation
Irvin Stern Foundation
The I&G Charitable Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
JK Irwin Fund of Tides Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
Lumina Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
Mary A. Crocker Trust
Miranda Lux Foundation
Namaste Foundation
River Styx Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Sonoma Women’s Giving Circle
The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation
Sunshine Lady Foundation
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
Weissberg Foundation
Yerba Buena Fund

To learn more about how your foundation can support the Prison University Project, please contact Development Director Lauren Hall