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Help us develop global changemakers.

Why give to Yu Ming

Yu Ming’s break-through model for schools is changing futures in Oakland, California and making an impact on the national landscape of Chinese-immersion and intentionally diverse schools. Our consistently strong academic results show how we are closing the opportunity gap and creating high-quality, high-impact educational options for all our students regardless of background.

Through dual language immersion, academic excellence, personalized learning and integrated social emotional learning, Yu Ming is preparing all our students to be bilingual and bicultural global leaders who use their education to make a positive difference in the world.

Make a difference

Like most other public charter schools in California, Yu Ming receives fewer per pupil resources and must fund or finance our own facilities. Despite these obstacles, Yu Ming has consistently produced strong academic outcomes, but know that our impact can be even greater with partners like you. As a non-profit organization, financial support is critical to Yu Ming’s ability to fulfill our mission and promise.

Please join our community of individual donors, community partners, and foundations helping to change futures and re-define public education.

Every gift counts

Every gift counts. When you give to Yu Ming, you help build education for a bright future. Your donations equip our classrooms with educational technology and critical supplies, provide safe and supportive learning spaces, professional development for teachers, music and art for all students, enrichment opportunities, overnight expeditions, and more!

Yu Ming Charter School is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and your donation is tax-deductible. Tax ID: 27-4260393

Ways to Give

By Cash, Credit Card or Check

To donate by Credit card, please visit our Online donation page

Contributions by cash, check, or credit card are tax-deductible in the year the gift is made. Make checks payable to Yu Ming Charter School and mail them to: 675 41st St., Oakland CA 94609.

Please enclose your check with your name, address, phone number, and/or email address, so we can show our gratitude for your support.

Gifts of Stock

You can contribute the fair market value of appreciated securities and avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the stock. Please email with questions. 

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that can double or triple employee contributions to nonprofit organizations. Find out if your employer participates in matching gifts, and email with questions. 

Volunteer – Gifts of Time and Talent

Volunteer involvement in any school can make the difference between a good school and a great school. At Yu Ming, there are many ways that family and community members can participate and contribute, regardless of availability, skills or interests. We have opportunities to volunteer in school and outside of school, including hands-on volunteering in classrooms, organizing events, and sharing a personal passion or professional expertise with students and the school. If you are interested, please email