Support Headwaters

We can’t do this work alone. Headwaters has provided scholarships to over half the schools we have worked with because we believe every child should have access to a great science education. But providing excellent educational opportunities to students in need takes resources. Donations from families like yours make up 55% of our annual budget and are what allowed us to double our outreach for the third time in a row 2017.

Donations can be made online

or by mail:

Headwaters Science Institute
PO Box 913
Soda Springs, CA 95728

More ways to help Headwaters

  • Check for employer matching. Many companies will match employee donations and Headwaters is registered with most corporate matching lists.
  • Buy your favorite educator a stainless tumbler!

Screenshot 2015-11-09 21.50.42Help further science education by purchasing a Cheers to tumbler. All proceeds support Headwaters. We have two options (see photo above). Cheers to Education or Cheers to Science. They cost $17 per cup (price includes shipping if needed). Buy locally in Truckee and save $2 on shipping. Orders can be made via paypal below or locally by contacting  The tumblers are also available on ebay. Cheers to education: Buy Now Button   Cheers to science:Buy Now Button

  • Use Amazon Smile as your bookmarked Amazon page to have a portion of your purchase go to Headwaters. It doesn’t cost you anything, but our programs benefit. Make sure that you use the link each time. Amazon doesn’t remember!  Or in stall the always smile add-in to your webbrowser. 
  • Escrip: Signup with Escrip and give back to Headwaters while you shop. You can link Headwaters to your grocery card or start your online shopping here. It takes less than a minute to sign on. There is no purchase necessary, it just connects you to Headwaters at places you already shop.
  • Benefit: We partnered with Benefit as a fundraising solution. It is free to members and free to Headwaters. Benefit is a free iPhone or Android phone app that can be used to pay for your everyday purchases such as groceries, clothes, home goods, and more. You can pay on site at the store or online. A portion of your purchase goes directly back to Headwaters. Retailers include Lowe’s, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and many more! For instance, buy $300 worth of golf equipment at Callaway online, and $60 goes back to Headwaters. Learn more here. Be sure to name Headwaters as your beneficiary.

Headwaters Tax ID EIN: 47-1714438Please check out the Headwaters Annual Report 2017

Headwaters is a proud partner of:

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Fundraising Total 2017: $45,137

We have a 100% contributing board and staff!Thank you to our 2017donors:


Nature’s Way Market
Greensburg, PA


Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine, Reno, NV
Charles Seufferlein
Jeri Ann Smith and Tony Francis
Kitty and Barry Tuscano


Apple, Cupertino, CA
Martis Camp Community Foundation, Truckee, CA
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Truckee, CA
Truckee Airport District, Truckee, CA
WN Tuscano Agency, Greensburg, PA
Daniel and Andrea Elkort
Diana Seifert
Bill and Jan Terry


Mary Ellen Benier
Spencer Eusden
Meg Seifert & Ambrose Tuscano
Mark Stanback


Kristen Anderson
Barney Drake
Alan and Lynn Eusden
Robert Gedekoh
Andy and Kristen Giordano
Barbara Hartley
Nathaniel Herz
Nancy Kinner
Ross Libenson
Dan Maurer
Claire and Robert Miller
Romek and Joanna Nowak
Sara Perkovic
Debra Plant
Virginia Tuscano
Erica Seifert and Nate Olson


Jill Blackmer
Steve Blackmer
Juliet Bradley
Maryanne Christoforou
Jim and Ann Christol
Kit and Edward Deglau
Mitch Dion
Dykstra Eusden
Lydia Eusden
Sarah Gallop
Dianne Giordano
Ralph Giordano
Julie Gordon
Team Halvorsen
Caroline Hill
Wayne and Cheryl Johnston
Aly Kendall and Peyton Jobe
Charles and Verona Kendall
Joanie King
Beverly and Peter Lipman
Jack Maher
Elizabeth Naylor
Louise Nunan Taylor
Jenny Rassuchine and Matt Purvance
Lynn Richardson
Eric Rosen
Craig Rowe
Sean Sekora
Meredith and Lou Raso


Gerald Belden
Emily Blackmer
Stephen Blackmer
Jennifer Blide
Adam and Christine Boyd
Ainsley Campbell
Jessica Caron
Bruce Cox
Wilson Dippo
Deborah Espinola
Will Eusden
Erin Faulkner
Nancy Fiddler
Josie Furbershaw
Sasha Galitzki
Devin Gill
Carley Goodnoe
Patricia Haight
Phyllis Hamblet
Robert Hamblet
Carolyn and Jeff Hamilton
Sonja Harris
Anne & Ken Hammer
Patrick Johnson
Karen Jorgensen
Elena Kehres
Ira King
Anne Kuzyk
MaryBeth and Eric Larusson
Katrin Larusson
Nathaniel Leachman
Alice Lee
Carl Lew
Rebecca Linebaugh
Mike Maher
David Margolis
Craig Nochajski
Maya Nowak
Shobha Pai
Laurie Rogers
Claudia and Joseph Sanchez
Gary Schmitt
Gretchen Seifert
David Tormey
Jeff Weaver
Elizabeth Wendt


Daisy Aschehoug
Christie Chandler
Seth Dow
Wyatt Fereday
Rebecca and Rob Gallardo
Krista Helmbolt
Betsy Judge
Kimberly King
Ruth Lambert
Geneva Lewis
Valli Murnane
Patrick Norton
Kelley Carroll and Paige Derdowski
Aaron Pomerantz
Beth Soule
Trevor Tanhoff
Amanda and Chet Van Dellen


Bryan Walker

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Nature’s Way; Greensburg, PA, Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine Sports and Fitness Lab

Thank you to our 2016 donors:
We have a 100% contributing board and staff!
2016: $46,537Please take a look at the Headwaters Annual Report 2016Wyatt Fereday, Bryan Walker, Daisy Aschehoug, Patricia Belden, Noah Brautigam, Ainsley Campbell, Kelley Carroll, Wilson Dippo, Seth Dow, Nancy Fiddler, Rebecca and Rob Gallardo, Morgan Goodwin, Ken Hammer, Sonja Harris, Alyssa Kendall, Erica Larusson, MaryBeth Larusson, Shane Little, Kelly McElravey, Patrick Norton, Gary Schmitt, Betsy Spencer Judge, Amanda Van Dellen, Peter Wetzel, Anonymous, Emily Blackmer, Stephen Blackmer, Jennifer Blide, Kim Buller, Christie Chandler, Marieanne Cullen, Kathryn and Ed Deglau, Deborah Espinola, Lydia Eusden, Riley Eusden, Erin Faulkner, Gerard Furbershaw, Josie Furbershaw, Sasha Galitzki, Julia Gallop, Andrew Giordano, Dianne Giordano, Kristen Giordano, Carley Goodnoe, Phyllis Hamblet, Anne & Ken Hammer, Patrick Johnson, Karen Jorgensen, Kimberly King, Anne Kuzyk, Eric Larusson, Katrin Larusson, Nathaniel Leachman. Alice Lee, Rebecca Linebaugh, John Maher, Paul Maher, David Margolis, James Mccartney, Martini Morris, Nathan Olson, Shobha Pai, Sara Perkovic, Craig Rowe, Claudia Sanchez, Erica Seifert, Sean Sekora, John Svahn, Beth Soule, Kathryn Tuscano, Dan Weinstein, Elizabeth Wendt, Anonymous, Jill Blackmer, James Christol, Janet Deglau, Dykstra Eusden, Sarah Gallop, Ralph Giordano, Julie Gordon, Jonathan Halvorsen, Carolyn Hamilton, Barbara Hartley, Stacey Herhusky, Caroline Hill, Wayne and Cheryl Johnston, Ira King, Joanie King, Cathy Nason, Elizabeth Naylor, Daniela and Jon Pedley, Debra Plant, Michael Powers, Eric Rosen, Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal, Virginia Tuscano, Robert Zimmerman, Sugar Bowl Academy, Karen Axelsson, Alan and Lynn Eusden, Michelle and Gerard Furbershaw, Robert Gedekoh, Nathaniel Herz, Nathaniel Jobe, Elena Kehres, Verona Kendall, Nicole LeClair, Ross Libenson, Robert Miller, Joanna Nowak, Maya Nowak, Jennifer Rassuchine, David Riggs, Jan Rogers, Gretchen Seifert and Karen Parker, Dwight Smith, Mary Ellen Benier, Spencer Eusden, Cathy Krauss, Megan Seifert and Ambrose Tuscano, Mark Stanback, Louise Nunan Taylor, Adobe, Daniel and Andrea Elkort, In Honor of Jeri Ann Smith, Diana Seifert, Andrew Pasternak – Silver Sage Center, Jeri Ann and Tony Smith, WN Tuscano Agency, Kitty and Barry Tuscano, Nature’s Way MarketThank you to all of our 2015 donors. Please take time to read the 2015 Headwaters Annual Report web.2015 Fundraising: $24,285Thank you to our 2015 donors:Anonymous, Benjamin Armstrong, Emily Blackmer, Jessica Caron, Nicholas Crawford, James Crimp, Wyatt Fereday, Morgan Goodwin, Johannes Griesshammer, Krista Helmboldt, Grace Hyndman, James McCartney, Pamela DeRyke, Julie Gordon, Julie Hooper, Kimberly King, Alice Lee, Nancy and Nicholas Litchfield, Kelly McElravey, Lou Raso, Jennifer Blide, Kelley Carroll, Deborah Espinola, Nina French, Andrew Giordano, Phyllis Hamblet, Ira King, Nathaniel Leachman, Mike Maher, Christa and Andrew Nash Webber, Annie Overlin, Caryn Renfrew, Amanda and Chester VanDellen, Benjamin Wieder, Maryanne Christoforou, James Christol, Sarah Gallop, Halvorsen Family, Jeff Hamilton, Cheryl and Wayne Johnston, Joanie King, Jack and Denise Maher, Beth Naylor, Annie Overlin, Debra and Graeme Plant, Jenny Rassuchine, Erin Faulkner, Interflow Hydrology, Truckee, CA, Ross Libenson, Sean Sekora, Michelle Furbershaw, Elena Kehres, Karen Parker and Gretchen Seifert, Erica Seifert, Mary Ellen Benier, Spencer Eusden, Jinny and Mike Ledgard, Diana Seifert, Truckee Airport DistrictSilver Sage Center for Family Medicine Sports and Fitness Lab, Sara Perkovic, Megan Seifert & Ambrose Tuscano, Tuscano AgencyNature’s Way; Greensburg, PA2014 Fundraising: $20,348Thank you to our 2014 Donors:Rebecca and Rob Gallardo, Edward Hilton, Betsy Judge, Kimberly King, Bryan Walker, Danae Anderson, Daisy Aschehoug, Deb Aseltine, Athlete in You, LLC Patrick Riordan, Pamela DeRyke, Lydia Eusden, Mary Hetherington, Nicholas and Nancy Litchfield, Kelly McElravey, Claudia Sanchez, , Stephen Barr, Jennifer Blide, Kelley Carroll & Paige Derdowski, Jim and Ann Christol, Mitch Dion, Deborah Espinola, Dykstra Eusden, Erin Faulkner, Chris, Carrie, Summer and Gwen Feibel, Andy Giordano, Phyllis Hamblet, Robert Hamblet, Anne Hammer, Diane Killeen, Ira King Jr Ed.D, Joanie King, Nathaniel and Julianna Leachman, Ross Libenson, Mike Maher, Bob and Claire Miller, Elizabeth Naylor, Adeline and Paul Penn, Debra Plant, Jenny Rassuchine, Caryn Renfrew, Eric Rosen, Christopher Sanville, Erica Seifert, Garnett and David Shores, Mark Stanback, Chet and Amanda VanDellen,  Adam & Christine Boyd, Alan and Lynn Eusden, Michelle Furbershaw, Robert Gedekoh, Wayne and Cheryl Johnston, Elena Kehres, Nancy Kinner, Shandon Lloyd, Sean Sekora, Mary Ellen Benier, Spencer Eusden, Joanna and Romuald Nowak, Diana Seifert, Megan Seifert & Ambrose Tuscano, WN Tuscano Agency; Greensburg, PA, Kitty and Barry Tuscano, Nature’s Way; Greensburg, PA

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