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Ways to Give

You Can Make a Difference!

What if we could improve student engagement in the classroom, increase standardized test scores, and offer a way for students to feel more emotionally connected to their peers? Arts Education Connection San Diego's programs do that and more! We serve as a resource for schools, making it easy for them to provide their students with high-quality arts lessons that teach the craft and skill of an art form, along with crucial social/emotional skills: effective communication, respectful self-expression, and positive self-image.


When you give to AECSD, your gifts help:

  • low-income students overcome challenges, excel academically, and realize their potential,

  • incarcerated youth learn to use art as a resource for positive self-expression, to make better choices, and celebrate their accomplishments,

  • every child learn creative problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking skills.


Past donations have supported:

  • multi-week artist-in-residence programs that bring in-depth learning to local classrooms,

  • workshops that bring military families together creatively,

  • professional learning program for classroom teachers that help them infuse their daily lesson plans with innovation and creativity.

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San Diego Gives 2024

San Diego Gives is more than just a fundraising campaign; it’s a testament to the collective spirit of San Diegans coming together to make a difference in our community. 

Help us make a difference today by donating below!


Make a Donation

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts.

To make a direct monetary gift, click this button to make a donation with your credit card through our secure portal. Consider making it a recurring monthly donation to extend the impact of your gift!

You can also send a check to:

Arts Education Connection San Diego 

1286 University Avenue, #267

San Diego, CA 92103.

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If that sounds like something that interests you please consider donating through Goodshop to AECSD.

Donate an Old Vehicle

If you have an old gas guzzler taking up space in your driveway, you can donate it to us through our partnership with Charitable Adult Rides and Services (CARS). Just follow the link for instructions:

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