Why Give to Mount Tamalpais College?

You have the power to give in support of education that enriches lives, graduates who become leaders in criminal justice reform and advocates for their community, and discourse which creates visibility and opportunities for incarcerated people. Mount Tamalpais College receives no public funding and is entirely supported by philanthropy.

Tuition Coverage

Your gift allows us to provide a tuition-free education for students.


Giving connects you to a community of like-minded supporters.

Students Annually

Your donation expands access to quality higher education for incarcerated people at San Quentin.


Make a gift today!

Every gift makes a difference!

Most gifts made to Mount Tamalpais College are under $350. You can choose to give at any level.

Together they add up to roughly $3 million annually in support of higher education for incarcerated people.

Your monthly giving sustains us!

Some of our most dedicated donors give monthly, contributing $100,000 to Mount Tamalpais College annually.

The average monthly gift is $35.

This consistent show of support ensures crucial resources for carrying out our work.

2021-2023 Strategic Plan

Read about our goals, the ambitious vision for the future of Mount Tamalpais College, and how we'll get there with your support. 

2020 Annual Report

Explore the report to learn more about the impact of your gift. Read stories from our graduates and see what we’ve been able to accomplish with your investment.


Our Donor Community

We extend our deepest gratitude to the dedicated individuals, institutions, and corporations who help us succeed in our mission. We could not do this work without you!


We’re here to help. Our tax identification number is 20-5606926. If you have any questions about making a gift to support Mount Tamalpais College, please email us or call (415) 455-8088 x 7016.

“There are so many valuable currencies we traffic in these days: our attention, our time, our compassion…and yet the age-old currency of the dollar is still king. The incredible full-time staff, the ones who keep the program afloat, need salaries, not to mention health insurance and competitive benefits. Notebooks, pencils, highlighters, course readers—these are essential, tangible tools that Mount Tamalpais College provides as part of its free, accessible education. I’m happy to support with all the currencies I have access to!”

—Courtney Rein, faculty member and donor