Support hands-on learning this giving season:

This holiday season, help students access science learning that’s life-changing. Our hands on programs build invaluable skills like critical thinking, problem solving, and more. Your support funds programs like these:

  • research program student scholarships
  • free hands-on digital science lessons
  • free access to professional scientists through our online talks
  • girls camp student scholarships


Donate on #givingtuesday, December 1, through Give Back Tahoe:

The rules: the organization with the greatest number of individual donors on Dec. 1 will win an extra $2500 grant! You can help us win by splitting up donations between family members or friends.

How Your Donation Helps

We can’t do this work alone. Headwaters provides scholarships to over half the schools we work with because we believe every child should have access to a great science education. Providing excellent educational opportunities to students in need takes resources. Donations make up 55% of our annual budget. 

Your donation directly serves students!

We conserve our budget to do what matters most: help students access education. 

Only about 4% of our annual budget goes to overhead and fundraising costs, for a total of 8.5%. Many nonprofits spend almost 10% on overhead and 25% of their budget on costs to cover fundraising alone.

I can’t put it into words on how thankful I am…

…for being sponsored to go to the Headwaters Girls Science Camp. At this camp, I learned how science is everywhere, even when you don’t suspect it. I also learned how important it is to increase the number of women in the science fields and the impact that women have in science.

What I loved most…

…about camp was how we learned and improved on our science skills, but at the same time, we would also have fun. I also got the opportunity to interact with females from all over California, that love science the same way that I do. I truly hope this foundation can give me another opportunity to be able to attend this extraordinary summer camp again because…

…this camp sparked an interest in science in me, that I have never felt in my life.

This camp has really opened my eyes to the science fields and has helped me realized that science can play a big role in selecting my career.”

Ashley Alarcon, Girls Summer Science Camp Scholarship Recipient 2019

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Send checks to:
Headwaters Science Institute
PO Box 913
Soda Springs, CA 95728

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Help us continue to offer science lessons online for free to the public. 


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