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Donate to SDMC

The San Diego Math Circle is wholly dependent upon charitable contributions. We are a California public benefit corporation with 501(c)(3) non-profit status certified by the IRS.

Simple contributions: If you intend to make a contribution directly as an individual, not coordinated with any employer matching program, we can accept your contribution at any time according to the directions provided further below.

Company-matched donations: Most company-matched contributions require some special processing that is often company-specifi9c. If you intend to make such a matched contribution, please contact us first before sending us any check so that we may coordinate appropriately between you, your company, and SDMC.

Donations can be made to SDMC in a number of forms:

  • Direct contributions from families of active SDMC students. This is by far the largest and most critical component of our support.

  • Employee match programs. These are programs through which some companies match charitable contributions of their employees.

  • Volunteerism grants. These are similar to matching programs, but provide small grants tied to employees' volunteer service to qualifying organizations.

  • Direct corporate sponsorship. As a 501(c)(3) charity primarily concerned with education, SDMC meets the primary requirements of most corporate giving programs.

  • In kind donations. In kind donations may include items as diverse as software, services, books, calculators, printer ink, or appreciated stock. Some such items may be passed through directly to students, others used for operations, others may be sold or otherwise converted to fund programs.

Donations should be made by check for optimal accountability. Donation checks should resemble the following:

Make your check payable to the "San Diego Math Circle"; please do NOT abbreviate the payee as "SDMC" and please do NOT make your check payable to the name of any individual.

If you are a family member of an SDMC student, also PRINT your student's name in the memo field of your check, which will facilitate tracking; including the student's SDMC ID code as well is even better.

Mail your check to:

San Diego Math Circle
P. O. Box 500091
San Diego, CA 92150-0091

You will receive a receipt with our thanks for your donation as it is processed.