Foundation Projects

The Walden West Foundation has been supporting Walden West’s environmental science and stewardship mission, under the auspices of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, since 1996. The journey continues to transform Walden West’s 35-acre campus from a collection of old and obsolete structures to a state of the art, comprehensive science learning center to benefit all children living in Santa Clara County.

Phase I (completed Spring 2001)
Construction of two lodging cabins, complete with bathroom and shower facilities, and an on-site pool complex to enhance summer session programming.

Phase II (completed August 2007)
Construction of a multi-purpose lodge, housing a commercial kitchen, dining hall,
indoor amphitheater and staff offices.

Phase III (completed May 2012)
Construction of a sustainably built science learning lab and classroom facility to provide Santa Clara County schools full- and half-day science programming opportunities for students.

Phase IV (future projects)

  • Capital improvements
  • Student Scholarships

Since embarking on this journey, the Walden West Foundation has completed three phases of this endeavor – on time and under budget.  The project continues to move forward.


We welcome donations and gifts that will support Walden West programs and projects.

Make checks out to Walden West Foundation and mail to Lisa Ketchum M/C 264, Walden West Foundation, c/o Santa Clara County Office of Education at 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose CA 95131.

For further information, please email Lisa Ketchum or call (408) 453-6574.

Your gift is tax deductible. Federal Tax ID # is 77-0450789

Thank you for your consideration!