GiveBIG to TAF

Can you help us reach our $20,000 goal?

This year #GiveBIG is on May 2-3. YOU can make a difference. Give early, give BIG!

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GiveBIG for student futures



Monthly donation (or $360 yearly) introduces students to project based learning at one of our partner schools.



Purchases parts for students to build with in Robotics Club. 



Covers 3 hours of specialized tutoring from a Student Support Specialist .



Covers a year of STEMbyTAF Education for one student at one of our partner schools.



Purchases replacement and updated MakerSpace lab equipment like 3D printers or laser cutters.



Provides 50 students with transportation to a college or STEM industry site tour.

You can eliminate barriers to student success. 

Education should be a place where everyone wins. 

By Giving BIG to TAF, you create access to an equitable education with diverse teachers, real-world problem solving, and the resources and opportunities for students to become leaders and innovators, regardless of socioeconomic background.  

Your gift today makes high-quality public STEM education accessible. For every dollar you give, there is a student that has just discovered their dream career, built their very first 3D printed model, or spent an afternoon soaking in knowledge from an industry expert. The STEMbyTAF model is driven by students who use their own voice to make choices about their learning.  

GiveBIG to TAF and invest in a 360-degree approach to education. 

Students are at the center of everything that we do. When we started in 1996 we wanted to ensure that our students received a complete toolkit for success – not just the nuts and bolts from the traditional public education system. This meant focusing on the whole child. Going beyond teaching hard skills like coding and other STEM industry proficiencies to include soft skills like resume-building and interviewing techniques. Over our 26-year history, we’ve grown and expanded, but our student-centered approach still remains.  

TAF focuses on creating safe academic spaces where the lived and inherited experiences of students and teachers of color are seen, valued , and heard. We are committed to empowering students to explore the world through equitable learning models. Our mission is to transform our public education system into one that develops the whole child and help students become critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, and leaders. To do this, we work with educators who are committed to scholars, providing real-world, culturally relevant problems that students work to solve through project-based learning. Through STEM integration, student-centered learning, and future-focused college and career readiness opportunities, scholars are empowered to imagine, ideate, and create the future they envision for themselves, their communities, and future generations.

This work couldn’t be done without you. Give students the tools they need for a bright future. GiveBIG today! 

GiveBIG for educators of color

This year the Martinez Fellowship Program –  designed to support educators of color in their early careers, had its largest cohort yet. Your contribution increases the number of educators we are able to support, mentor, and uplift and creates access to more university partnerships throughout Washington. 

We have something for you, too!

With your support of students and educators of color, you earn a chance to receive a gift too! Each qualifying GiveBIG donation will enter you into a drawing for two tickets to the Seattle Mariner’s Game June 17th! 

Here’s how it works: 

Each $100 donation counts as one entry towards a prize and directly funds our mission towards equity in the public education system. For example, a $200 donation counts as 2 entries for the prize and also allows us to buy materials for two students to create and present a STEM project through our project-based learning model! 

At the end of GiveBIG, we will select a winner from the entry pool via computer-generated random selection. Winners will be notified via email by 5 PM on Thursday, May 11th, 2023. 

Learn more about our programs

TAF Academies

Our Academies, TAF@Saghalie and Washington Middle School, are the only schools in Washington State co-managed by a nonprofit and school district.


We partner with public schools to create academic environments that eliminate race-based disparity.

Network for EdWork

We recruit and retain teachers of color to classrooms and support leadership development to improve teacher and school leader diversity in Washington State.