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“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

Anne Frank

San Diego Education Fund exists thanks to the generosity of private grants and donations from individuals and corporations. No donation is too small to help a SDEF Scholar.  

Please donate today!

  • $5,000 buys a SDEF scholarship for the teaching credential year
  • $2,000 buys a SDEF one year university/college scholarship 
  • $1,000 buys a SDEF one year community college scholarship   
  • $500 buys books for one year
  • $250 buys a used computer 
  • $250 buys books for one semester
  • $150 buys bus/trolley pass to college/home
  • $100 buys books for two or three classes  
  • $50 buys college program and lab fees       
  • $25 buys a backpack, organizers and supplies

Simply click on the Donate Now Button at the bottom of any page to make a donation by credit card.

Checks may be made payable to the San Diego Education Fund and mailed to:

San Diego Education Fund (SDEF)
Attn: Julie Nguyen
4100 Normal Street #3251
San Diego, CA 92103
In addition to cash donations, SDEF gladly accepts a variety of other type donation, including

  • In-Kind
  • Appreciated Assets
  • Stocks and Bonds
  • Life Insurance
  • Planned Gifts and Bequests

For a list of funders and grantors, please click here.

For more information, please contact Nancy Smith at (619) 886-7124 or

All contributions to SDEF, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible to the full extent by law.