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Thank you for considering a donation! 

Cash Donations

In addition to the non-cash items listed below, we also accept cash donations via Philanthropic Ventures Fund.  Donations allow us to provide scholarships for students interested in extra-curricular activities, fun monthly activities, and field trips for mentoring matches.  When visiting Philanthropic Ventures donations page please follow these instructions:

  • Go to Philanthropic Ventures Foundation donations page
  • Click the  Affinity Program  button for program designation Then make sure to type  Mentoring For Success  in the further designation box at the bottom to insure that the gift is properly allocated to our youth.

Non-cash Donation Options

**All items are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law**


  • Gift certificates to buy food
  • Non-perishable healthy snack items

On-site Activity

  • Board games
  • Arts and crafts supplies
  • Gift certificates to Michaels, Target, Costco
  • Free lessons (sailing, biking, outdoor activities, sports, yoga, etc.)

Off-site Activity

  • Bowling tickets
  • Movie tickets
  • Museum tickets
  • Sports games tickets
  • Free lessons (sailing, biking, outdoor activities, sports, yoga, etc.)
  • Availability to use event space

Special Events

  • Sponsors of Annual Volunteer Mentor Appreciation Event
  • Event Locations, e.g art gallery, restaurant, cafe


  • BART / Muni passes
  • Private van service


  • Mentors (See “I want to be a Mentor”)
  • Collaborative partner organizations
  • Volunteer docents to lead tours of sites in San Francisco
  • Trainers in youth development, foster youth services, relationship-building


On behalf of the mentoring matches, THANK YOU for your support! 

Erin Farrell, MSW, PPSC District Coordinator Mentoring For Success

Please contact Erin Farrell if you’d like to contribute to our program.


Thank you to the contributors who have supported our matches!


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