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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.


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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

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), PO Box 1363, Alameda, CA  94501.
    2. Donate backpacks and school supplies. Donation bins will be at convenient locations around town in July and August. Check back this summer for locations.


Equipped 4 Success is made possible by grants from:

Thank you to our sponsors:

Thank you to the countless individuals who donated backpacks, supplies and money!!

Donate Items

Binder paper, college ruled
Binder paper, wide ruled
Binders, 1” hard cover 3 ringClear rulers
Colored pencils
Composition Notebooks
Crayons (Crayola)
Drawing pads
Erasers, pink
Glue sticks
Highlighter pens (various colors)
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
Scissors, adult
Scissors, blunt
Subject dividers

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

Dropoff Locations

Alameda South Shore Center Summer Beats Concerts
July 4, July 16, July 30, Aug. 13

Click here to view a photo album of Equipped 4 Success 2015.

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 = 10 backpacks

Other amount:


Equipped 4 Success is a collaboration of the following organizations: