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El Dorado County Education Fund

In El Dorado County, our vision is to create the conditions for every student to succeed in college, a career, and in their community. The El Dorado County Education Fund collaborates with community partners and supports programs that meet the diverse needs of our student population.

These annual programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Decathlon – expands the minds of almost 100 high school students through academic competition.
  • EDCOE Coat Drive – provides more than 300 coats to students whose families cannot afford one during cold winters.
  • Golden Star Student Program – recognizes more than 5,500 students county-wide for academic achievement, citizenship, extracurricular activities, and more.

The El Dorado Community Foundation generously serves as the fiscal agent for the El Dorado County Education Fund. To make a donation visit the El Dorado Community Foundation Donation page and select El Dorado County Education Fund from the drop-down menu.

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Membership

Become a member of the El Dorado County Education Fund today! Contact EDCOE Communications Director, Dina Gentry, at (530) 295-2411 or dgentry@edcoe.org

  • Education Champion (individual, annual membership) - $100 per year
  • Diamond - $10,000
  • Gold - $5,000
  • Silver - $2,500
  • Bronze - $1,000

Sponsors (for the calendar year of donation)

You will receive ongoing recognition on our website, marketing materials, and during special, large-scale events including the County Fair.

Legacy Gifts

You can support students through the El Dorado County Education Fund with a bequest in your will as a recipient of a cash gift, or a percentage of your estate. You may also designate the El Dorado County Education Fund as beneficiary of a charitable trust, life insurance policy, or IRA. The El Dorado County Education Fund is a group fund of the El Dorado Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible. For more information visit the El Dorado Community Foundation - Ways to Give page