Ways to Give
Everett General Fund
Cash is versatile and always in need. Cash donations from our supporters makes up almost a quarter of our entire operating budget. Consider making a lasting impact by becoming a recurring donor. Cash donations offer flexible support and allow us to do a plethora of great things.
Impactathons are our newest initiative and we would love to do more of them. Impactathons are very intense and usually on-site in the community, which means we always rack up food and transportation expenses. Your donation would make doing impactathons a lot more pleasant.
Executive Fellow Fund
Executive Fellows are recently graduated students who work full time for the Everett Program for one to two year commitments. They are crucial to supporting Fellows and students as well as managing our major programming like impactathons. Executive fellows are paid a living wage.
With dozens coming in to work everyday, Everett has one of the busiest co-working spaces on campus. Add to that our various initiatives and we have tremendous need for things like software, hard drives, post its, and coffee. Software licenses allow us to access great class-wide tools.
Donate to the Everett General Fund
Become a Donor
The most flexible form of donation is to our general fund. This allows us a great deal of flexibility when it comes to how we allocate funds. Sometimes we need money for transportation, sometimes we need money for staff, sometimes it’s equipment, but always we need capital to support the work we do.
Help make us truly sustainable by becoming a monthly donor. Your patronage will help us remain secure and autonomous.
Two Ways to Give
The Impactathon Fund
Impactathons are a day or weekend long event where Everett students and staff support local nonprofits by creating products or conducting a training in a short and intense burst of work.
We keep costs low, but without proper funding we are limited in the frequency and scope of what our impactathons are capable of. Your donation to our Impactathon Fund will help pay for things like:
- Food to fuel the event
- Transportation costs
- Overnight stays for impactathons far from Santa Cruz
Your contribution could help a local organization get the help it needs. Please give today.
The Executive Fellow Fund
Executive Fellows have emerged as one of the most important forces for innovation and progress in the Everett Program. Having full-time staff managing big initiatives like Impactathons allow Everett to serve civil society in new, exciting ways.
Your contribution to the Executive Fellow Fund will help ensure that students are supported and new opportunities will await them in the Everett Program.
What Have Executive Fellows Done?
We have no end of needs (or desires) for the materials that make our work possible. Office supplies, computers, recording equipment, software licenses, etc. The list is endless.
We would be thrilled to receive anything that will help us in our work! If you have materials you’d like to donate from your own personal collection, please get in contact with us. Please note that we’re not in the market for old, cheap computers.
Take a look below or visit our Amazon Wishlist for some of the things we’re hoping to get. Gifts may be sent to the address listed here.
Everett Program Mailing Address
UCSC, Social Science 2, Faculty Services
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
- A couch
- LastPass for Teams
We would love to take your old computers, phones, tablets and other devices…with a few caveats. Years of receiving the generosity of lots of well meaning folks has taught us that when it comes to donated electronics, sometimes the gift can be more of a white elephant.
With planned obsolescence and the breakneck development/release cycles of consumer electronics, sometimes the devices we get are not actually usable in any meaningful way. That blueberry iMac you’ve had gathering dust may sound like a fine gift, but in practice we don’t really have a use for it.
For that reason, we ask that you consult the guidelines below.
Any Apple laptop running OSX 10.7 or higher (2011 onward)
No more than 4 years old. Minimum of 8GB of RAM
If you have a blinged-out rig you’d like to donate, we’d love to discuss it with you, but with limited office space and a strong student preference for laptops, we’re not currently looking for desktop computers.
Phones and Tablets
We would be happy to take any iPhone newer than the iPhone 4 and any Android device newer than 4 years old.
All tablets are welcome!