Their generosity is the cornerstone of everything Edventure More. From grants for our In Class Programs and After School Programs (School Year Programs) to scholarship support for local families and more, our donors are the bridge between “kids need it” and “kids get it!” If you don’t already know the transformative contributions of our partners, we invite you to be inspired by learning more.
California Coastal Commission
Supports: After School Program (2014)
The California Coastal Commission’s Public Education Program works to increase public knowledge of coastal and marine resources and to engage the public in coastal protection and restoration activities. The commission offers a variety of conservation, education and community involvement programs. Funding for the California Coastal Commission’s grants program is made entirely possible by sales of the WHALE TAIL® License Plate. The WHALE TAIL® License Plate gives drivers a way to help protect and restore the priceless resources of California’s coast and ocean.
The WHALE TAIL® Program’s Grant will fund a 4 week After School Watershed Conservation Program for 160 Oakland Unified School District students from underserved communities. Schools include REACH Academy, Korematsu Academy and Esperanza Academy.
The Oakland Literacy Coalition (OLC) launched in 2008 as a collaboration of literacy service providers, foundations, businesses, public agencies, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), and other community partners committed to the goal of equipping all Oakland children with the life skills of reading, writing, and communication by the end of third grade. The mission of the OLC is to increase the capacity of literacy providers to improve early learning outcomes in order to ensure that all Oakland children are reading at a proficient level by the end of third grade. We fulfill this mission through collaboration, promotion of effective practices, resource development and policy work.
Supports: Summer Scholarship Program (2013-2015)
The mission of the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF) is to ensure that families with children are a prominent and valued segment of San Francisco’s social fabric by supporting programs and activities in every San Francisco neighborhood.
DCYF allocates over $60 million to a wide range of grants and initiatives that serve children, youth, and their families. DCYF’s funding strategy is based on an extensive two year process that includes a Community Needs Assessment and the creation of a Children’s Services Allocation Plan, both of which are created with input from stakeholders throughout the city.
The primary areas of DCYF funding are Early Care and Education, Out of School Time, Youth Leadership, Empowerment, and Development, Family Support, and Violence Prevention and Intervention.
DCYF awarded Edventure More with our first multi-year government grant allowing us to provide a completely subsidized Camp Edmo for 6 weeks each summer for 50 k-4th grade students in San Francisco. We were honored to be reviewed by a DCYF grant reader as, “the most innovative, well-thought, planned, and evaluated programming.”
Supports: Summer Scholarship Program (2010-2013)
Tyler Rigg Foundation was founded in 1996 when Tyler Linfert Rigg was killed tragically in an automobile accident. Tyler was a free spirit and a generous young man who touched many through his kindness, love and loyalty. The Tyler Rigg Foundation is dedicated to honoring Tyler by celebrating his values of kindness, joy and adventure as well as his love of nature. To this end, the foundation supports the charitable interests of the people whose lives Tyler touched and supports organizations that work in the areas of social welfare, alternative education and environmental stewardship.
Tyler Rigg Foundation generously supported scholarships for Camp Edmo and Camp EdTech in Summer 2011 and Summer 2013.
Supports: Camp Edmo Scholarships (2010 & 2011)
Growing Up for Good connects Bay Area children with opportunities to play in the great outdoors, learn through hands-on approaches, and thrive in the modern world. By partnering with sustainable, family-supportive organizations, Growing Up for Good ensures its programs leave a legacy that is “all good.”
Growing Up for Good has sponsored many in-need families through our Summer Scholarship Program in 2010 and 2011, and donated 100 “Into the Great Outdoors” activity kits to K-1st graders in Camp Edmo in Summer 2010.
Supports: Camp Edmo Marin Scholarships (2010 & 2011)
Fullerton Family Foundation, a supporting organization of the Marin Community Foundation, supports new or entrepreneurial approaches and private school scholarships in locations where there are insufficient public school opportunities for low-income students with high achiever skills, special talents, or potential. It also supports vocational education and Bilingualism, especially teaching English-speaking children a second language so they can communicate with other children in their community.
For four years, Fullerton Family Foundation has provided comprehensive support for 20-40 disadvantaged children from the Canal District of San Rafael to experience hands-on arts, science and recreation enrichment at Camp Edmo.
Supports: In Class Programs (2010-2011)
The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education, improve quality of care and access for patients, and support resources that create sound communities where Amgen staff members live and work. Launched in 1991, the Foundation is an integral component of Amgen’s commitment to dramatically improve people’s lives. To date, the Foundation has contributed more than $140 million to non-profit organizations across the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe.
In the 2010 – 2011 school year, Amgen Foundation supported ICP science presentations in 300 under served K – 5th grade classrooms. The In Class Program improves teacher, student, and parent access to resources, raises science literacy, and inspires the scientists of the next generation.
Supports: Camp Edmo Scholarships (2010)
As part of its 10-year community commitment, Union Bank has pledged 2 percent of its net profit annually to charitable contributions. In 2009, the bank’s charitable investment in our communities totaled $11 million, including $9.8 million in grants, contributions, and sponsorships to help finance the efforts of non-profit organizations within the bank’s marketplace.
In Summer 2010, support from Union Bank Foundation gave camperships to in-need youth in our Marin Camperships program, including providing needed transportation to and from Camp Edmo.
Supports: In Class Programs (2010 – 2011)
Established in 1992 by Lisa and Douglas Goldman, the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund is a private foundation committed to providing support for charitable organizations that enhance our society. As natives of San Francisco, the Goldmans place a high priority on projects that have a positive impact on the San Francisco community.
In the 2010 – 2011 school year, the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund supported multiple ICP science presentations in 120 under served K-5th grade classrooms, inspiring science engagement in over 300 children.
Supports: In Class Programs (2009 – 2010)
The Cisco Foundation supports Cisco’s efforts to team with NPO/NGO organizations around the world to develop public investment programs focused on critical human needs, access to education, and economic empowerment. They focus this work on under served communities and look for solutions that harness the power of the Internet and communications technology.
The Cisco Foundation brought hands-on science presentations to over 200 classrooms at reduced/no cost during the 2009 – 2010 school year.
Supports: Edmobile Winter Camp (2009) and After School Programs (2013)
The Institute for Family Development International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals and families through education, training, care for family dependents, and qualitative analysis of social programs.
In Winter 2009, IFDI gave 26 low-income children direct access to the Bay Area’s leading natural science educators – all on a traveling eco-bus! In Fall 2013, IFDI provided support to purchase 5 laptops to enable us to bring After School Programs to schools without technology equipment.