Donate

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

Simplest

Click "Make a Donation" above to pay through PayPal or by credit card. This is quick and easy. 

Monthly Donation

Recurring donations allow us to better manage our cash flow. Email info@makernexus.org to set up a recurring monthly donation of any amount you like.

The Biggest Impact

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

234 East Caribbean Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

By Credit Card

Use the "Make a Donation" button above or, if you don't wish to enter your card online, email us at info@makernexus.org with a phone number and we'll call to take your card. On all credit card charges we pay fees of ~3%.

Company Matching

If your company matches charitable donations, please email us at info@makernexus.org to let us know what we need to do to receive the match. We are registered with Benevity, TechSoup, and Guidestar. 

Scholarships

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 info@makernexus.org 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!

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234 East Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089   ph: 408.685.2500

We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization | Federal EIN: 82-3925333 | California Corporation Number: C4104356

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