It takes a village to run a science fair.
We are extremely fortunate to have very generous corporate donors who believe in our mission and goals and contribute funding to operate ACSEF * (see list below). We also need small donors to retain our nonprofit status and remain in operation.
As a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) we are required by the IRS to demonstrate broad public support to maintain this status. Each contribution that is less than 2% of the total donations is categorized as contributing to broad public support. Nonprofits must have at least one third of their support shown over the last 5 years come from this broad public support. At this time we are far short of this requirement due to few non- corporate donors.
The cost to ACSEF per student applicant for the supply vendors and facility rental is between $95 and $125. The per student registration fee we request does not cover the cost of the Fair. Twenty-five percent of the students do not include a check with their application packet, 7% fail to notify of non-participation by our vendor deadline. Two percent of the fees are waived for Title I schools or financial hardship.
So if you feel our efforts are or have in the past been beneficial to your children, school, district and community please consider becoming a PATRON providing a donation, any size is appreciated and is tax deductible – TAX ID 45-1800245. Checks can be sent to ACSEF c/o Patti Carothers -Director, 3996 Mt. Rainier Ct., Pleasanton, CA 94588. Alternately you may use the PayPal button on this page. We will mail a receipt acknowledging your donation for your tax purposes.
Additionally, if you run a business that can offer some type of IN-KIND support such as a printing company, t-shirt vendor etc. please let us know as this too can be counted as Patron funding and contribute to our IRS requirements.
Patron Donors 2017
Fe Marie Bustos
Peter Castro, Jr.
Robert S. Fisher
Moenes Zaher Iskarous
Supervisor Scott Haggerty
Arthur & Susan Lange
Leanne M J
Venkat R. Raghavan
Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Association
ACLC Creative Community Thornton