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Thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations and individuals

(including our Board of Directors and Executive Council), we underwrite

the participation of formally nominated and rigorously vetted

non-profit CEOs with our City Scholars® Fellowship,

an innovative, high-impact leadership institute introduced in 2007. 


We currently help 19 non-profit leaders with heart build the skills, confidence and relationships

they need to grow their education non-profits they lead from survival to success to significance. 

Together, they help over 69,000 predominantly low-income youth throughout the five-county

Greater Los Angeles region achieve against the odds in school and in life. 

Each annual Fellowship tuition award is valued at $10,000. 



A strategic investment of $10,000 sponsors a full year

of tuition to our City Scholars® Fellowship
, a

high-impact leadership training institute.

[At least three quarters of every dollar

directly supports our Fellowship.]

Every sponsorship, be it $10,000, $1,000 or $10,

counts towards our 2017 Sponsor-a-Fellow Campaign

goal of $200,000, which sponsors all 20 non-profit

leaders selected as this year’s City Scholars®



  • Donate on-line with PayPal.  donation
  • Donate by FAX or MAIL by completing our  Contribution Pledge Form with credit card
    information or enclosed check made payable to "City Scholars® Foundation" and mailing
    to: City Scholars® Foundation, 611 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1109, Los Angeles, CA 90017

  • Join our Monthly/Quarterly Giving CircleContact us for more information and to set-up
    your recurring payment schedule. 

  • Honor or remember a loved one by making a will or bequest, or a gift of securities. 

  • Shop at Ralph's. Register your Ralph's Rewards Card and a percentage of  your grocery bill
    will be donated by Ralph's to support City Scholars® Foundation.   Click here donate
    on how to register your card today.

  • AmazonSmile ( AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price
    of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

  • Double your donation by completing a matching contribution form from your company and
    submitting it with your contribution.


Is my donation secure?

Yes. The security and confidentiality of your nformation is our highest priority. We use
industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide
a safe and secure environment for online donations.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. City Scholars® Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is
tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your
U.S. taxes, please keep your donation receipt as your official record.

Will I receive a donation receipt?
A donation confirmation letter will be sent to you upon successful completion of your donation.
Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes.

How does my donation appear on my statement?
The donation you are making today will show up on your credit card statement as
" City Scholars® Foundation.

How will my donation be recognized?

Our Campaign Honor Roll salutes all sponsorships of $500 or more.  Sponsor-a-Fellow 
Champions ($10,000+)
are also recognized throughout the year at our Fellowship Kick-Off,
Roundtables, Retreat, on our website and through print, social media and e-communications. 

Can I leave a gift through my will?

Yes, there are multiple options to give through your Will or Trust. Learn more about
planned giving and other ways available to you.




For questions or more information, call us at 213.627.1792.