“I was surprised to learn how our desire for something changes how much we are willing to pay for it.”

Giving is easy. Donate online via Paypal or Network for Good by clicking one of the buttons below, or send a check to Game Theory Academy, PO Box 11225 Oakland, Ca, 94611. You will receive a letter acknowledging your tax-deductible donation by the end of the quarter. If your company provides a match, we will provide any documentation needed. Tax id# 30-0500172. Thank you!




Game Theory Academy relies heavily on the support of individual donors like you. Youth participants receive a cash stipend as an incentive to treat the course as a job, and as a demonstration of the central concept of opportunity cost. We recognize that young people have choices, and that in the very real game of the streets, ‘bad’ options often pay more in the short term than the ‘good’ options.

Donor $1-$149        $150 gift sponsors one student

Mentor $150-499

Adviser $500-$1,499

Scholar $1,500-$2,999

 Investor $3,000+        A $3,000 gift supports one full ten-session program


Foundation Support

All Stars Helping Kids

Lowell Berry Foundation

Clif Bar Family Foundation

Dodge & Cox

Scott Evans Foundation

Five Bridges Foundation

The GGS Foundation

Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Crescent Porter Hale Foundation

Jonas Family Fund

Lesher Foundation

Thomas J. Long Foundation

Miranda Lux Foundation

Quest Foundation

Red Oak Opportunity Foundation

Scully Foundation

The Y&H Soda Foundation

Union Bank Foundation

U.S. Bank

Van Loben Sels/Rembe Rock Foundation

Dean Witter Foundation

In-Kind Support…Special Thanks!

Jon Bauer

Seng Chen, Photographer

Susan Cheng

Sandy Close, New America Media

Dan Fichte, LCB Associates

Tori Johnson, Madrona Floral

Calvin Ketter

Philip Krohn, WOW Farm

Ellin O’Leary, Youth Radio

Merav Tzur

Elisabeth Watson