How You Can Help

GEF is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization (TAX ID 77-0223008). To succeed, the Goleta Education Foundation (GEF) depends on you!

The Goleta Education Foundation (GEF) works to identify and secure resources to help fund a range of projects, with 95% of the money raised for program support going directly to these programs including core academic support for after-school programs that cannot, by law, be funded through fee-based revenue; scholarships for low-income after-school program participants; expansion of enrichment options and spaces; technology upgrades throughout all 181 GUSD classrooms; enhancing STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) resources; and much more.

GEF is also looking to build a sustainable organization that can provide for student needs in perpetuity. To help with this goal, capital investments are also very welcome.

Are you interested in funding a specific program or making a capital contribution? Please contact GEF Board President directly at

To support to the success of GEF programs benefiting elementary school students throughout the Goleta Valley, please donate here:

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