We appreciate your

generosity and support!

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano students benefit directly from the generosity of those who support the program. Approximately 50 percent of Breakthrough SJC’s budget is supported by gifts and grants from individuals, businesses and foundations, while the remainder of the program’s operating expenses and salaries are supported by St. Margaret’s Episcopal School. As a result, every gift received in support of the program directly impacts each of our students and helps bring their dream of a college education closer to reality.

Your investment helps provide middle school and high school students in our program with access to an excellent learning environment and opens the door for a better future for them and their families.

Make a Gift!

To make a gift, please visit our giving page (https://www.smes.org/breakthrough-sjc). St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is the fiscal sponsor and qualified 501(c)3 non-profit organization, tax ID# 95-3408913. St. Margaret’s Episcopal School does not assess gift processing fees; 100 percent of each contribution directly supports Breakthrough’s work with students and teachers.

All gifts to Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult with your advisor regarding the deductibility of your gifts.

How your gift impacts Breakthrough students:


$200   provides supplies for fun exploration classes such as observational drawing, soccer and friendship bracelet making.

$300   sponsors Breakthrough SJC students’ events throughout the summer.

$450   provides supplies and materials for Breakthrough SJC’s school year program, In-Session.

$600   underwrites the cost of a field trip for all students.

$1,000   covers the costs associated with training and supporting one teacher for an entire summer.

$1,500   provides the entire funding needs for the College Bound Program for one year.

$3,500   provides students with all their classroom supplies during the summer.

$25,000   covers the program’s food expenses, daily breakfast, lunch and snacks for students and teachers.

Why donors give?

“Breakthrough services are game changers not only for students from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds, but also for the future of California. Providing college resources to these students not only ensures that a greater number of them will graduate college, it will dramatically change their lives forever.”

– Greg Silver, Donor, College Mentor, and CEO of GMU Geotechnical