Since 1968, Gunn Foundation has been providing need-based scholarships to college-bound Gunn High School seniors so they can further their education and secure their future. When you donate, you are making a real difference in the future of a student in our community. Your support, at any level, truly makes a difference.

Gunn Foundation scholarships help bridge the gap for expenses that are often not covered by financial aid packages. On short notice, students often need to pay a tuition deposit to secure their admission spot. Expenses like housing deposits, textbooks, usage fees, transportation, or a laptop to replace the district-issued Chromebook are necessities for which many families do not have extra disposable income. Lacking funds for these expenses can prevent a student from attending the school to which they worked hard to earn admission.

My Gunn Foundation scholarship allowed me to continue pursuing higher education and opened a path towards success.”

— Fatima, 2018 Gunn Foundation Scholar

We offer four ways to donate

At whatever amount you wish to support our students ($50, $100, $250, $500, or other), we offer four ways to donate. Three have no transaction fees. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization (Tax ID: 94-6182158).

Use your PAYPAL Account (no fees):

Through the Paypal Giving Fund, 100% of donations made with Paypal accounts go to Gunn Foundation.

Choose if you have a Paypal account.

No Paypal Account?

Use your Credit Card:

Paypal will provide a secure transaction with your credit card. Please consider rounding up your donation 2% to cover credit card transaction fees.

Write a CHECK (no fees):

Download our donation form

Please make check payable to

Gunn Foundation’

Mail to: PO Box 60632, Palo Alto, CA 94306

On our FACEBOOK page (no fees):

With Facebook Payments for nonprofits, Facebook covers processing fees and 100% of your donation made on our page goes to Gunn Foundation.

If your company has a Matching Program:

We participate in all employee match programs including Google, Microsoft, Intuit, Adobe, and Apple (via Benevity). Please apply for a matching donation from your company and double your impact.

Your extra step to make a match is truly appreciated.

Thank You!