We are a non-profit

The Jim Burke Education Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with Tax ID # 77-0387337IRC.

Contributions of time, resources, and talent from advisors, directors, and community supporters enables the Foundation to grow in its support of education through scholarships, grants, and leadership programs like the Ford Dimension and Dream Builders.


When you donate, you help students discover their full potential. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to found companies such as 31 Bits and Table Group, work in various levels of public service, pursue higher education all the way up to the Doctorate level, and so much more! We are very proud of our alumni and we are passionate about providing opportunities for future classes of student leaders. Your generous contributions to the Jim Burke Education Foundation help make students dream come true!


Jim Burke Education Foundation

Ghost Party ‘17

Donate to our Ghost Party!

With Halloween coming ghosts are the theme.
You donation is appreciated, but no one will be seen!

Thank you for your donation! It will be used to support our Dream Builder leadership program including student community projects and college scholarships.


Each team is given a starting budget of $250 by the Jim Burke Education Foundation. Unless the students receive in-kind donations, their entire project must stay within this amount.  Is there a specific project that you are passionate about?  This year the Dream Builder team projects will focus on the following topics:

Team Garlic Company: Developing awareness and curriculum regarding human trafficking.

Team Dignity:  Establishing “Best Buddies” program in high schools

Team Bank of the Sierra:  Educating the elderly about muscle degeneration and its prevention

Team Aera Energy LLC: Creating community awareness of animal services and promoting donations

Recognize & Honor Someone Special

Recognize and honor someone special by making a donation in celebration of a birthday, special event, or memorial.

A formal letter will be sent to the recipient or a family member to inform them of the charitable donation (amount not specified) that you made in their honor. You will also receive a confirmation of your contribution for tax purposes.