Your support helps us provide a powerful combination of financial assistance and mentoring support enabling 90% of our scholars to persist in college and move toward graduation. That success rate has grown every year, so we have set a new goal:

Raise $2 million by the end of 2016 to support 100 new scholarships 100 enrolled scholars, and a 100% graduation rate!

We call it our High Hopes 100 initiative.



(pictured l-r) Berhan Bayeh, 2008 Scholar; and Morris Callegari, Arai Buendia, Bisrat Tekie, 2009 Scholars

(pictured l-r) Berhan Bayeh, 2008 Scholar; and Morris Callegari, Arai Buendia, Bisrat Tekie, 2009 Scholars

100% of your donation goes directly to scholarships and programmatic support for our scholars because our board is committed to funding BCF’s operational expenses. By supporting a High Hopes scholar you are investing in our community. You are having an impact. You are bridging the gap. You are making the future brighter for more Berkeley youth.
  • Doctorate: $4,000 per year for four years or $16,000**
  • Master's: $2,000 per year for four years  or $8,000
  • Bachelor's: $1,000 per year for four years or $4,000

**Doctorate contributors can name their scholarship and will be support a specific student**


You can make your donation online, or send a check to the address below.



If you are unable to support us at the above levels, you can still help our Scholars by clicking the donate button below and making a donation of any amount.


To send a check through the mail, make checks payable to Berkeley Community Fund and mail to:

2111 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
  The Berkeley Community Fund is a charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the Berkeley Community Fund are tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170. Our tax id is 94-3264327.  


We accept gifts of stock. To make a stock donation, download the letter of instruction here. Once you've submitted the letter of instruction to your financial institution, please send an email to so we can follow up and notify you when we receive your donation.

Here are some other ways you can support us:

Through - Customers Shop. Amazon Gives.

1. Click on the link below to set the Berkeley Community Fund as your AmazonSmile charity recipient.

2. Bookmark and start all your amazon shopping from that page.

3. A donation will be made to the Berkeley Community Fund for 0.5% of all eligible purchases.

Berkeley Community Fund