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. 

Plus, 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 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 for another opportunity to be able to attend this extraordinary summer camp again.


…this camp sparked an interest in science in me, that I have never felt in my life.”
~Ashley Alarcon, Girls Summer Science Camp Scholarship Recipient 2019

Three Ways to Support Students: 

Headwaters EIN: 47-1714438

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

Help us continue to offer engaging virtual science lessons to students for free. 

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