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 email Development & Communications Director Lauren Hall or call 415-455-8088 ext. 2.
We’re grateful to the foundations that support our work.
Ascendium Education Group
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
The Barkley Fund
Bright Funds Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The CrankStart Foundation
FJC- A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds
Frank & Denise Quattrone Foundation
Irvin Stern Foundation
The I&G Charitable Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The Jewell Foundation
J. H. Robbins Foundation
J.K. Irwin Fund of Tides Foundation
J.M.R. Barker Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
La Centra-Sumerlin Foundation
Lipton Family Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
Mary A. Crocker Trust
Miranda Lux Foundation
Paul and Antje Newhagen Foundation
Present Progressive Fund from Schwab Charitable
River Styx Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Sonoma Women’s Giving Circle
The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation
Sunshine Lady Foundation
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
Yerba Buena Fund
To learn more about how your foundation can support the Prison University Project, please email Development & Communications Director Lauren Hall or call 415-455-8088 ext. 2.
We welcome gifts of all shapes and sizes. See our list of current needs, and please know that these change all the time! To arrange a donation of goods, please contact us first.
Many companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made or volunteer hours served by their employees. Check with your HR department or see this list of companies we know have matching programs, and contact us to learn more.
We would be honored to speak with you regarding a gift in your will or living trust, memorial or honorary gifts, and donor advised funds.
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Check out our online store for Prison University Project t-shirts, tote bags, and student publications.
Other Giving Programs
There are plenty of ways to donate to the Prison University Project through other means, from corporate sponsorships to using Amazon Smile. You could also set up a partnership of your own, and donate a percentage of your business’ sales.
We’re here to support you! If you’d like to discuss other ways you can contribute to the Prison University Project, please email Development & Communications Director Lauren Hall or call 415-455-8088 ext. 2.