EDMO’s goal is to reduce the barriers for ALL children and schools to access high-quality STEAM and SEL summer camps and school year programs so that we can help raise the curious, courageous and kind humans this world needs. See our EDMO Philosophy page for the science behind our work. As a non-profit organization, we cannot fulfill this mission without philanthropic support from Foundations, Corporations and Individual Donors like you.
This year, our goal is to raise $50,000 from individual donors and $150,000 from districts and foundations to help us launch two new EDMO® Equity Camps in Summer 2020.
Make Equity Camps Reality. Donate Today!
EDMO® partners with schools districts that serve under resourced communities to thoughtfully apply their federal funding to fund free or heavily subsidized EDMO Equity Camps. These camps are at Title 1 schools in neighborhoods that experience high rates of crime, poverty and addiction. On top of traditional camp features, our Equity Camps include:
- Free or almost free fees
- Credentialed SEL & STEAM) Coaches
- Staff recruited from the community
- Modifications for kids reading below grade-level
- Trauma informed staff training
- Bilingual staff, materials and leadership
- Weekly Parent Education Workshops
When you join one of our giving circles, you enable us to spark an entire classroom’s curiosity, build a child’s confidence, or teach the true meaning of kindness. Any support will make a difference in our efforts to prepare children to be the makers, shakers and amazinators of tomorrow! Your donation may be tax-deductible (based on your tax situation) and is 1,000% appreciated!
- Donate $1 – $99 (Curiosity Circle)
$40 covers one bin of Legos for a Team Time Room
$85 covers the cost of a week of PM Extended Care
- Donate $100 – $349 (Courage Circle)
$250 covers the cost of one large EDMO Vibe™ game board
$340 covers the cost of one week camp for a Pre-K through 4th grade camper
- Donate $350 – $999 (Kindness Circle)
$550 cover the cost of one set of Kimochis (Toys with Feelings)
$800 covers the cost of renting 8 laptops to teach coding for an entire summer
- Donate $1000 – $4999 (Leadership Circle)
$1000 covers Recreation Equipment for two camp locations
$4,500 hires a Curriculum Specialist to help align our summer curriculum with school district curriculum in severely under-resourced communities
- Donate $5,000 – $9,999 (Change Maker Circle)
$5,000 provides 14 camp weeks of Camp EDMO® or 10 weeks of EDMO Pro to underserved children
$7,500 pays for 20 refurbished MACs for animation and technology curriculum
- Donate $10,000 – $25,000 (Founder Circle)
$12,000 ensures that 6 children receive 5 weeks of summer enrichment, the minimum amount of time required to avoid Summer Learning Loss
$25,000 provides an independent evaluator to assess the SEL (Social Emotional Learning) progress of 100 youth participants
Double Your Donation
Want to double your impact? Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donation made by employees to eligible non-profit organizations.
Finding out if your employer offers a matching program and requesting a matching gift is normally a five-minute process which must be initiated by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.
Matching gifts will enliven our fundraising efforts with new momentum. Won’t it be exciting to see your gift multiply?
Prefer to give the old fashioned way? You may send a check to the following address:
Attn: Development Department
2300 Merced St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Other Ways to Support EDMO
We are always on the lookout for items!
- Art materials– markers, Elmers Glue, poster board, construction paper, scissors, tape, paint
- Science equipment– beakers, microscopes, magnifying glasses, specimens, and specimen containers
- Technology equipment– laptops (preferably MAC), flat screen TV’s, digital cameras and camcorders, thumb drives
- Household items– baking soda, corn starch, vinegar, pickles (giant, kosher kind), sugar, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, food coloring
Your donation of a product or service can go a long way to help us raise additional funds as an auction item or reduce supply purchases for our curriculum.
Please email email@example.com to make arrangements to drop off or for us to pick up your wonderful donation!
Are you hosting your own special event? Consider Edventure More as a recipient of event donations or in lieu of traditional gifts for events like birthday celebrations. It’s a great way to spread awareness and support for enrichment for all children. We would be happy to partner with you to make your event both memorable and rewarding for you and your guests.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
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