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Who is AEF?

The Alameda Education Foundation is made up of people like you who support educational opportunities, innovation and equity for Alameda public school K-12 students.
High School Enrichment: Please click the blue College Prep Academy button below to view and/or register.
After School Classes: Please click the blue Enrichment button below to view and/or register for after school classes.
Click here to view the Winter/Spring Class flier schedule.
Middle School Sports: If you have received a letter from your coach to register, please click the blue Sports button below or for more information click here.
Alameda Education Foundation
501(c)(3) non-profit
Tax ID #94-2867769
P.O. Box 1363, Alameda 94501
Tel. 510.337.7189
Fax. 510.748.4706
To visit our office
(no mail please)
2200 Central Ave., Suite B, Alameda

Equipped 4 Success

Equipped 4 Success 2015 has been a success once again thanks to the generosity of our community!  In addition to our sponsors and grantors, we’d like to extend a special thank you to:

  • Alameda Chamber of Commerce
  • Alameda Peeps
  • Alameda Firefighters
  • Alameda Main Library
  • Alameda Natural Grocery
  • Bank of Marin
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Coffee & Tea Traders
  • David and Melodie Graber
  • Family Giving Tree
  • Financial Benefits Credit Union
  • Jim Franz
  • Harbor Bay Club
  • Lilac Boutique
  • Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • Singulex Corproation
  • Temple Israel
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream
  • Twin Towers Methodist Church
  • Janet Weisman
  • Wells Fargo Mortgage Department, Pleasanton
  • Wind River

Countless individuals who donated backpacks, supplies and money!!

Equipped 4 Success is made possible by grants from:

Thank you to our sponsors:

Help Alameda students start off the school year ‘Equipped 4 Success’ with new backpacks and school supplies! Our goal is to support homeless, formerly homeless and very low income Kindergarten – 12th grade students with new backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies that they need to be ready to learn on the first day of school.

Research shows that the average family spends $109 per year per child on school supplies. Families struggling to overcome poverty or the trauma of homelessness lack the resources to buy these school supplies. Students who begin school without the school supplies they need are at risk of falling behind their more affluent peers.

Equipped 4 Success is a collaboration of the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF), the Alameda Unified School District and Alameda nonprofits that serve children and families.  By working with our partners, we are able to ensure that the students most in need receive the tools they need to start the year ready to learn.

Here’s how you can help!

    1. Make a donation. Your cash donation enables us to take advantage of bulk orders and price breaks to get the most bang for the buck. Tax-deductible donations may be made by clicking one of the “donation” buttons below or by mailing a check to AEF (please indicate E4S in the memo line) to PO Box 1363, Alameda, CA  94501.
    2. Donate backpacks and school supplies. Donation bins will be at convenient locations around town in August. Check back soon for locations.

Donate Items

Binder paper, college ruled
Binder paper, wide ruled
Binders, 1” hard cover 3 ring
Colored pencils
Crayons (Crayola)
Drawing pads
Erasers, pink
Glue sticks
Highlighter pens
Index cards
Markers, broad tip
Markers, thin tip
Notebooks, college-ruled
Notebooks, wide-ruled
Pencil Sharpeners
Pencils, #2
Pencils, colored
Pens – blue and red
Pocket Folders
Post-It Notes
Rulers, 3 hole punch
Scissors, adult
Scissors, blunt
Subject dividers
Musical instruments*
(*used OK)

School supplies are distributed to low-income students served by the:

Dropoff Locations

Alameda South Shore Center Summer Beats Concerts
July 18, Aug. 2, Aug. 15, Aug. 29, 5 – 7 PM
Alameda Free Library 1550 Oak St.
Alameda Chamber of Commerce 2210 South Shore Center
Alameda Natural Grocery 1650 Park St.
Bank of Marin Otis and Park St. branches
Coffee & Tea Traders Harbor Bay Landing
Fire Station #1 2401 Encinal Ave.
Fire Station #2 635 Pacific Ave.
Fire Station #4 2595 Mecartney Rd.
Financial Benefits Credit Union 1528 Webster St.
Harbor Bay Club 200 Packet Landing
Lilac Boutique 1918 Encinal Ave.
Tucker’s Ice Cream 1349 Park St.

Click here to view a photo album of Equipped 4 Success 2014.

Donate $

Monetary donations enable us to purchase items at greatly discounted bulk rates, stretching your dollar maximally to help support more students. Click the “Donate” button below to make an online donation today!  Monetary donations may also be mailed to Alameda Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1363, Alameda, CA 94502. Please indicate “school supply drive.”

We gladly collect monetary donations all year around so that we are always ready to Equip Students 4 Success!

$30 = a backpack + school supplies for an elementary student

$40 = a backpack + supplies for a middle or high school student

$100 = 12 backpacks

Other amount:


Equipped 4 Success is a collaboration of the following organizations: