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Direct Donations

Use the button below to donate online. Please note that we pay a 3% transaction fee on credit card transactions.

 Monthly Donations
Monthly donations help us manage our cash flow, and can make giving easy. To set this up, click Donate above and change the Donation Schedule.

If you would like to contribute in some other way, please contact us by email ​and let us know!

Give via Check 
Checks give us the full amount of your donation. Make your checks payable to Maker Nexus, and mail them to:

Maker Nexus
1330 Orleans Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Donate Stock

Donating stock to Maker Nexus can be a win-win situation for both you and us. Here's an overview of how this works:

Benefits for the Donor:

  • No Capital Gains Tax: If you donate appreciated stocks that have increased in value since purchase, you won't have to pay capital gains tax on the appreciation. 

  • Tax Deduction: You can claim a tax deduction for the full market value of the stock at the time of the donation, not just what you originally paid for it. This can be a substantial deduction, depending on the current value of the stock..

  • Simplified Process: Donating stock directly is often simpler than selling the stock and then donating the cash proceeds. 

Benefits for Maker Nexus:

  • Supporting  our  Mission: Your stock donation directly helps Maker Nexus in our mission to lower barriers of access to the tools and equipment that empower innovation for all and helps us expand our reach in delivering our programs to underserved youth

  • Larger Donation: For the same cost to you, you can make a larger donation to Maker Nexus.

In summary, donating stock to Maker Nexus is a tax-efficient strategic way to support a worthy cause while also obtaining financial benefits. 


Your donation can sponsor a deserving member of the local community to take classes, become a member, or fund an educator. 

Examples: Our camps for kids are a great opportunity to learn and grow, but not all families can afford to send their children to camp. Others in our community can't afford the monthly dues to join our makerspace. Your donation can also sponsor a makerspace membership for a deserving local STEAM educator. 

You can make a difference - contact info@makernexus.org to discuss funding a scholarship.

Thanks To Those Who Support Us

We have received many generous donations and with much gratitude we acknowledge our Sponsors and Donors . Thank you!