Make a gift, change a life.

"We’re doing really important work; we’re literally changing the lives of children, and changing the trajectory of families."

 - James A. McCarthy



With thousands of seats to fill, every gift makes a difference.



Supports a student from PreK through 8th Grade


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THANK YOU for taking the initiative and investing in Bay Area children!

The BASIC Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization supported by a wonderful community of committed donors who are passionate about education. Your donation is tax deductible and every cent of every dollar donated goes directly to helping these children get the education they deserve.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gonzalez-Reed at (415) 986 5650 or

Donor Privacy Policy

Please make checks payable to The BASIC Fund and send to:

The BASIC Fund
Attn: Rachel Elginsmith
1301 Clay Street, #70450
Oakland, CA 94612

Please be sure to fill out this form, with your contact information and any tribute information, to return with your donation so that we can provide you with a tax receipt and acknowledgment for your gift. 

To wire funds to The BASIC Fund, please use the following wire instructions. As soon as we are notified by our bank that a wire has been received, we will mail you a confirmation that will provide support for your IRS deduction.

ABA#: 321081669
Pay to: First Republic Bank
101 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Account Name: The BASIC Fund
Ref/Acct: Savings MMA (011-0005-1630)

As soon as you have sent the wire please let us know so we can complete the transaction. Contact Rachel Elginsmith at (415) 986-5650 x701,

Click here for stock transfer instructions.

Among the many potential tax advantages, you’re entitled to a federal income-tax charitable deduction when you file an itemized return, and many state income-tax laws also allow this type of deduction. When the donated items have been held for 12 months or longer, you may claim a deduction for their full fair-market value, and after appreciated securities are donated, you avoid paying tax on the capital gain.

Note: Always discuss donations with your tax consultant to maximize your benefits.

If you are interested in discussing a bequest or other planned gift please contact Laura Gonzalez-Reed at (415) 986 5650 or, and look at the information on our Planned Giving page for further details.

"Thank you so much for helping us send our daughter to this school. There are a lot of families like mine. God bless you, BASIC Fund!"

Elsa, a BASIC Fund parent


The BASIC Fund is a privately funded 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to advance education equity for low-income families by helping offset the cost of tuition at private schools in the Bay Area.

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