Schools Mentoring & Resource Team

A nonprofit organization

$22,289 raised by 249 donors

SMART provides low-income students access to an exceptional education and the skills needed to thrive in college and in life.

Compared to the national rate of 46% college enrollment for low-income students, since the launch of our high-school program 100% of SMART students have enrolled in college, forever altering the trajectory of their lives, and the lives of their families and communities.

In the 2015-16 year, SMART served more than 300 San Francisco students and their families. One of these was Mauricio, a graduating senior. As an undocumented, low-income, first-generation student Mauricio didn't have high hopes for his college prospects when he began his SMART journey. Through his 8 years with us, his confidence grew and he knew that college was not only attainable but necessary. Ultimately, Mauricio was awarded one of the nation's most competitive scholarships through The Posse Foundation and is now attending the University of Puget Sound.

We're so proud of Mauricio's growth and success, but we know there are so many more students with the same incredible need. With your help, we can reach more of them and help change the educational landscape of San Francisco.

Please make a gift today to support this crucial work.

To learn more about our program, please visit

For every $1 you donate, SMART Scholars receive $6.50 worth of services and support. Thank you so much for your belief in our program and our Scholars!

  • $25 provides essential school supplies for a Scholar in need. 
  • $50 provides a healthy snack for a Scholar in our summer and after-school programs.
  • $75 covers a college application fee for a high school Senior.
  • $100 provides a high school student with access to professional tutoring services.
  • $250 provides a rising 5th or 6th grade Scholar with an academic 6-week summer program to support their transition into middle school.
  • $500 provides a middle school Scholar with safe transportation from school to SMART twice a week for a year.
  • $750 provides a high school Scholar with an all-expense paid trip to visit northern and southern California colleges.
  • $2,500 provides a Scholar with customized placement support into middle school or high school, including individualized counseling, test prep, application fees, school tours, translation services and more.
  • $5,000 provides a Scholar with all program components for a full year including after-school programming, specialized curriculum, individualized academic support, a family education series and more.
  • INVALUABLE: Donate your time! Volunteer as a tutor, mentor, or participate in a short-term volunteer opportunity. Visit to learn more.




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Schools Mentoring & Resource Team

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1061 Market Street Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94103


(415) 865-5400