The Walden West Foundation believes deeply that ALL children should experience the power of outdoor learning. Thus, a primary focus of the Foundation is to provide tuition assistance, reducing the cost by nearly 40% for students who otherwise may not be able to afford to attend science camp.

Your 100% tax-deductible donations directly provide financial support for children of Santa Clara County to attend Walden West Outdoor School as well as provide support for program enhancements that benefit all campers.

Join us in supporting outdoor learning by sending a tax-deductible donation today.

Walden West Foundation participates in matching gift programs through all major giving portals. If you have a company that will match your donation, please consider submitting this gift in order to double your impact! Contact Andrea Maes, Executive Director if you have any questions or need any additional help.

If you prefer to donate by mail, make checks out to Walden West Foundation and send to Walden West Foundation, 15555 Sanborn Road Saratoga, CA 95070.

For more information, contact Andrea Maes, Executive Director, at

Walden West Foundation is a 501(c)(3) so your gift is tax deductible. ID# 77-0450789



  • Amethyst Abuda
  • Gretchen Arnold
  • Marie Bacher
  • Anne Baumgarten
  • Steve Betando
  • Jessica Bonduris
  • Vikki Bowes-Mok
  • Linda and Scott Caplinger
  • Mike Fox
  • Virginia Gomitolo
  • Jared Goor
  • Anita Herrmann
  • Jasmine Jin
  • Pavel Jirousek
  • Jordan Kattan
  • Alex Keilty
  • Lisa Ketchum
  • Chandra Khan
  • John Kim
  • Kristina Koret
  • Alexia Krispin
  • Jennifer Campbell & Bob Lapcevic
  • Sheryl Lawless
  • Jason Lee
  • Andrea and Stephane Maes
  • Nick Moless
  • Rob Moore
  • Patricia O'brien
  • Gloria Pedretti
  • Marisa Perry
  • Melinda Gilstrom Rybak
  • Katie Sassaman
  • Avani Sharma
  • Sharareh Tajbakhsh
  • Vernon Turgano
  • Krisz Varro
  • Dilafruz Williams
  • Diana Wilson
  • Robert Woolsey



  • Bass Pro/Cabelas Outdoor Fund
  • Baumgarten Family Foundation
  • Farrington Historical Society
  • Network for Good
  • Sereno Charitable Foundation
  • Sharks Foundation
  • Summit League
  • Unitarian Fellowship of Los Gatos
  • Whole Foods Community



We are grateful that many companies support their employees by providing matching gifts and encourage you to ask your human resources department to see what the process is or to reach out to the Walden West Foundation if you have questions.

  • Abbott Labs
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • ServiceNow

Join us in teaching science today and changing the world tomorrow!

Photos by Drew “Otter” Doty, Jeff “Jellyfish” Olshan and John “Crow” Scharpen