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, at any level, you are making a real difference in the future of a student in our community.

Our scholarships are meant to bridge the gap, covering expenses like tuition and housing deposits, textbooks, technology for distance learning, and usage fees, that are often not covered by financial aid packages. When a family has limited disposable income to pay these expenses up front, it jeopardizes a student's opportunity to attend the school at which they've worked hard to gain admission.

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

— Fatima, 2018 Gunn Foundation Scholar

Back to School Challenge grant

Double your impact in August when donations will be matched by the Gunn Foundation Board of Trustees. The class of 2022 will greatly appreciate your support!

(donations up to $15,000 will be matched)

We offer Several ways to donate

At whatever amount you wish to support our students ($50, $100, $250, $500, or other), we offer several ways to donate, most without transaction fees. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization (Tax ID: 32-0661928). We can now accept donations of of publicly-traded stock! Please email to learn how.

Use your PAYPAL Account (no transaction 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):

Please make check payable to

Gunn Foundation’

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

Download our form

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!