Support Our Work

A college degree is a critical and essential link to opportunity and well-being. When individuals thrive, communities thrive. Organizations thrive. Boston thrives. Our holistic and proven model develops students academically, socially, and emotionally, equipping them to meet challenges and achieve the future they seek. Your participation is power as we invest in and work toward a better tomorrow.

For us, today has never felt so important and urgent, because the next generation’s success starts here. It starts now.
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Ways to Give

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Invest in the Future of a Steppingstone Scholar

Thank you for considering a gift to Steppingstone. We rely on the generosity of individuals and foundations to operate our programs.

Donors support Steppingstone in a variety of ways, generously committing their time, talents, and resources to advance our work. Giving opportunities range from volunteering to underwriting entire programs.

Here are several ways to show your support for Steppingstone and the Scholars:

Donate Online

Make a secure online gift through DonorBox.
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Send a Check

Please make checks payable to Steppingstone and mail to our main office:

One Appleton Street
Boston, MA 02116

To make a donation by phone, please contact Jess Hamilton, Advancement Associate, at (857) 201-0581.

Stock Gifts

If you are interested in making a gift of stock or mutual funds, please contact Kate Wood, Chief Advancement Officer, at She will assist you in this transaction and answer any questions you may have.

Planned Giving

Planned giving can help donors accomplish a lasting impact. To discuss options for including Steppingstone in your estate plans through a bequest, beneficiary designation, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, charitable IRA rollover, and more, please contact Kate Wood, Chief Advancement Officer, at
Rated Four Stars by Charity Navigator
Steppingstone has been evaluated by Charity Navigator and earned a Four-Star Rating!

This is the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator’s third-party accreditation validates our organization’s operational excellence. Learn more.


Steppingstone donors also give of their time and expertise to the organization. Please explore our available volunteering opportunities and complete the interest form.
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As Steppingstone is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, donations may be tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. We value the privacy of our donors and never sell, share, or trade your personal information.
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