Your Donations Help

Quality education is the bedrock of a vibrant society. Our commitment to prepare and equip a new generation to meet the challenges of the 21st century is an enormous undertaking. That’s why AVID needs your support.

You can move us forward, change the lives of our students, and help create a future of boundless possibilities with your donation today. Your financial support will make an incalculable difference in the lives of our students—it begins first with providing for their educational tools.

Imagine Your Impact


A $100 donation
... helps:

  • Support the tutoring component of the AVID Elective by placing the tutorial support curriculum pack (the resource guide and activity guide) into AVID classrooms. Donate now


A $250 donation
... helps:

  • Support schoolwide teaching and learning, by placing into classrooms, materials focused on AVID methodologies (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) in English, mathematics, history/social science, English Language Learners, world languages, and science. Donate now


A $500 donation
... helps:

  • Pay for a school's one-year subscription to AVID's newest curriculum tool, AVID Weekly, an Internet-delivered program that helps teach critical reading skills to students. Donate now


A $750 donation
... helps:

  • Send one teacher to a week-long AVID Summer Institute where he/she will learn innovative AVID methodologies and practical skills necessary to create college-bound students year after year. Donate now

A $1,000 donation... helps:

  • Send a teacher to a week-long AVID Summer Institute, and
  • Provide materials, such as curriculum, to an AVID site. Donate now

A $2,500 donation... helps:

  • Send a teacher to a week-long AVID Summer Institute,
  • Provide materials to an AVID school site, and
  • Fund scholarships for outstanding AVID students.

    Low socio-economic status is a challenge that many of our AVID students face. With your donation, you will be helping students academically and financially prepare for college. Donate now

A $5,000 donation... helps:

  • Send a teacher to a week-long AVID Summer Institute,
  • Provide materials to an AVID school site,
  • Fund scholarships for outstanding AVID students, and
  • Support professional learning training for teachers throughout the year.

    Your donation will allow AVID to continue to impact students and help to train Site Team members throughout the year. The development of strong AVID school Site Teams has a direct effect on the quality of education that AVID students receive. Donate now

A $10,000+ donation... helps:

  • Send a teacher to a week-long AVID Summer Institute,
  • Provide materials to an AVID school site,
  • Fund scholarships for outstanding AVID students,
  • Support professional learning training for teachers throughout the year, and
  • Reach more students through AVID programs and initiatives.

    One of the keys to increasing graduation rates and closing the achievement gap is through targeted AVID programs and initiatives. Your contribution will help support programs, such as the African American Male Initiative, Juntos Latino Summit, AVID English Language Learners Project, and more. Donate now

If you are considering making a donation, or have previously given, we invite you to see an AVID classroom near you. Visit an AVID site or classroom and see the program in action. Meet the students and teachers whose lives are affected by your support.

To arrange a visit, please contact Laura Piening, Director of Development, at (858) 380-4776 or lpiening@avidcenter.org.

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