Donate to the Mission


As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, DCP relies on the generosity of individuals, companies, and foundations to support critical elements of DCP’s program that are not fully covered through public funds. These include: college counseling, social-emotional counseling, intervention and enrichment programs, and parent education.
Gifts to DCP’s General Operating Fund impact 1500 students and families and over 900 alumni annually.


Support the class of 2020!


Dan Valdespino was a beloved Social Studies and Science Teacher at DCP Alum Rock Middle School. He came to DCP, having taught many of these same students in elementary school. He valued meaningful relationships with students and found great joy in their growth and success. Though he was at DCP for a short time, he left a profound imprint on students, families and his colleagues. Recently, a wing in our new DCP Alum Rock Middle School facility was dedicated to Dan. The “V” wing honors and celebrates his impact and his love for our students. The Memorial Fund will go towards college scholarships for DCP graduates with compelling stories who are pursuing majors in Social Studies or Science.


Bob Grimm was instrumental to the launch and success of Downtown College Prep. From 2000-06, Bob served as President of DCP’s Board of Directors where he provided invaluable leadership with a commitment to ethics and integrity. Bob delighted in seeing DCP students succeed. He believed EVERY student could achieve and make meaningful contributions to the world.

Bob believed literacy was the foundation of learning, which is why when DCP launched its reading program Bob agreed to purchase books for our classroom libraries. Today, there are several thousand young adult novels throughout all DCP schools.

Your contribution will continue Bob’s commitment to literacy by ensuring students have access to high-quality books.


  • Tribute or Memorial

    Select a fund listed above and on the review page you will be given the opportunity to designated your gift as a memorial/tribute. Be sure to Click on the link “Is this gift a memorial or tribute?” and enter the name of the person to whom you would like to dedicate your gift to!

  • Legacy Gift

    By remembering DCP in your estate plan, you can leave a lasting impact.

  • Securities

    Transfer stock, bonds or mutual funds and avoid paying gains tax on appreciated assets. Stock Donations:  UBS Financial Services, DTC Clearing #0221. Downtown College Prep   Account #: SJ43554. Once gift has been made please notify us:

    Lisa Carbajal   408-918-8013  50 W. San Fernando St., 8th Floor San Jose, CA 95113

  • Cash Gifts

    Contact your employer about matching gifts.