Please donate to help keep Maker Nexus’ makerspace and maker expertise here for the community, in good times and in bad. Donations help us fulfill our mission of providing STEAM education for youth and lowering the barriers to access to equipment and learning for people of all ages to create, make and invent. These funds help keep our summer camps for youth affordable and available to underprivileged and underserved populations. They help us increase our base of equipment and instruction, which in turn empower individuals to make--for enjoyment, for personal businesses or employment, and to provide for community needs.

During our 3-month COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, we became a nexus for production and distribution of protective equipment for healthcare and essential workers, coordinating over 600 volunteers and a dozen partner organizations to provide 200,000+ face shields and 5000+ face masks. Your donation will help keep vital maker expertise and equipment that enabled that effort available within the community.


We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization so your contributions are tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for details.

Thank you to those who have already donated to support our mission.


There are several ways you can support our mission:

Cash Donations


Click here to pay by credit card. This is quick and easy. 

Monthly Donation

Recurring donations allow us to better manage our cash flow and commit to longer term programs. Click here to set up a recurring monthly donation of any amount you like.

Send a Check

Sending a check makes your donation go the furthest since there are no fees. Make checks out to Maker Nexus, and mail them to the following address:

Maker Nexus

1330 Orleans Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Company Matching

Maker Nexus has partnered with Amply, a nonprofit company that provides donors with all the information they need to take advantage of corporate donor matching benefits. If your company matches charitable donations (or even if you are not sure if they do), please email us at to ask for help.  With Amply, it couldn’t be easier to get your matching benefit, so please help to magnify your gift to Maker Nexus by asking us for information about Amply. Maker Nexus is registered with Benevity, TechSoup, Bright Funds, Blackbaud and Guidestar. 


Your donation can sponsor a deserving member of the local community to take classes, become a member, or fund an educator. 


Examples: Our camps for kids are a great opportunity to learn and grow, but not all families can afford to send their children to camp. Others in our community can't afford the monthly dues to join our makerspace. Your donation can also sponsor a makerspace membership for a deserving local STEM educator. 


You can make a difference - contact to discuss funding a scholarship.

While Shopping Online


Amazon Smile

Amazon they will donate 0.5% of the total price of your purchases to Maker Nexus. Simply go to Amazon and designate Maker Nexus as your charity. This is an easy way to support our mission at no cost to you.

Thanks To Those Who Support Us

We have received many generous donations and with much gratitue we acknowledge our Sponsors and Donors. Thank you!

We acknowledge those who have contributed large founding donations by listing them in our shop.

  • Donations of $1,000-4,999 are listed as Shop Founders

  • Donations of $5,000-9,999 are listed as Shop Angels

  • Donations of $10,000-199,999 are listed as Shop Patrons.

  • Donations of $200,000 or more are listed as Masters of the Art


If you would like to contribute in some other way, please contact us by email ​and let us know!