Start making a difference for our children and make a contribution today! 

Support Bright Minds today by making a donation in any of the following ways:

 Onetime Online Donation

Please use our online donate button located at the top of the page in order to make a one time donation.

Ongoing Monthly Donations

 If you prefer to donate to us in monthly amounts, you can also use the online SUBSCRIPTION button below to make an automatic monthly payment. 

 Note that this option requires a PayPal account.  If you don’t have one, you will be shown how to open one when you select this option.  



Donate by Check

For check donations, please mail check payable to the Bright Minds Foundation with contact and contribution information to the attention of Pat Sasse, Executive Director at:  Bright Minds Foundation, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City MD 21042.

 Fund a Project via the Bright Minds Staff and Teacher Grant Program

Businesses, organizations or individuals may elect to fund a specific project or initiative that supports equity and equality, education innovation or skills for a lifetime in one or more of the following competency areas. We award grants competitively once per year to staff and teachers in the HCPSS in amounts up to $2000.  You can fund a full grant or help contribute towards one by choosing your donation amount.  Please include your interest area in the comment section of the online contribution form or with the contribution information you mail with your donation.

  • Cultural Proficiency, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Health and Wellness Awareness
  • Informations and Communications Technology Literacy
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)


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Donate Through United Way

The Bright Minds Foundation is considered a charitable, independent organization that is part of the following United Way locations:

Chesapeake Bay Area Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) 

How to Donate

The Chesapeake Bay Area Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)  is a once-a-year workplace appeal for Federal employees to support charities of their choice through a payroll deduction. Using the 5-digit program code 98568, Federal employees can donate to the Bright Minds Foundation through the Chesapeake Bay Area CFC.

About the Organization

The Chesapeake Bay Area (CFC) provides financial support to charitable organizations in the following counties: Baltimore City, Accomack, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Hartford, Howard, Kent, Northampton, Queen Anne‚ Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties, as well as Baltimore City. More information.

United Way of Central Maryland

How to Donate

The United Way of Central Maryland is a once-a-year workplace appeal for Howard County employees and other private companies to support local Maryland charities. Using the 4-digit program code 4571, Howard County employees and others can donate to the Bright Minds Foundation through the United Way of Central Maryland. Payroll deduction information will be available through your employer this fall.

About the Organization

The United Way of Central Maryland has 2 primary goals: to address basic human needs in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Hartford and Howard counties, as well as Baltimore City, and to be an efficient, effective and trusted fundraiser. They improve lives for the better, calling together human service experts, corporate partners, government and community leaders to identify outcomes that lead to real change.