Make a gift, change a life.

Donate Today

If you are interested in discussing a bequest or other planned gift please contact Laura Gonzalez-Reed at (415) 986-5650 or

Get involved and make a difference

There are many ways to participate:

  • Support a student
  • Visit a BASIC Fund school
  • Meet with a member of our staff
  • Become a BASIC Fund Partner

For more information please contact Laura Gonzalez-Reed


Volunteering and Internships

The BASIC Fund works with a network of over 300 schools across the Bay Area. These schools are always looking for help, in classrooms, with administration and special events.

Contact us today and let us know where you are located and we can match you up with volunteering opportunities in your neighborhood!

"I thank you for what you have done because you have given us something no one can ever take away: hope and the courage to strive to reach whatever we aspire to be."

-Tammia, a BASIC Fund alumna, and graduate from Ithaca College


More Ways To Give

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. 

Contact Rachel Elginsmith at (415) 986 5650 x701 or to request instructions.

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.

Be sure to check with your employer if they have a matching gift program, many do!

If you are interested in discussing a bequest or other planned gift please contact Laura Gonzalez-Reed at (415) 986 5650 or

"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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