Equip tomorrow’s STEM leaders.

SMASH empowers brilliant yet underrepresented students with rigorous STEM coursework, mentorship and life skills that allow them to pave a career in technology and entrepreneurship. This work is made possible by the generous support of our partners.

Cost is often a barrier for students of color to attain high-quality STEM education outside of the traditional high school class room setting. Through our partners’ contributions, we’re able to offer SMASH to our scholars completely free-of-cost!

Genius is evenly distributed by zip code. Opportunity is not.

Mitch Kapor, Board Member, Kapor Capital

Beyond financial support, our partners are key to closing the gap of opportunity through volunteer engagement opportunities, like Networking Nights and Speakers Series.

Our partners also help build our scholars’ networks and give them access to resources and experiences in the forms of field trips, SMASH Rising internships, tech resources and so much more!

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Let’s transform the lives of hundreds of current and future SMASH scholars — together!

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Your support transform lives!

100% of SMASH Scholars graduate high school
By comparison, the national rate is 83%
86% graduate college within 5 years of high school graduation
By comparison, the national rate is 60%
72% complete their Bachelors degree in STEM
By comparison, the national rate is 34%

SMASH alumni graduate college with a STEM degree

2X higher than the national average.

To learn more, check out our 2018 SMASH Impact Report.

Who we serve







Asian/Pacific Islander


Multiple Ethnicities/Other



Female- Identifying Scholars


Male-Identifying Scholars

Socio-economic Status


First Generation College


Free/reduced price lunch

Our Partners


  • AT&T
  • Kapor Center
  • TE Connectivity
  • Google
  • Cosmo Chandler Fund, San Francisco Foundation


$100K – $249K

  • Uber
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Dhanam Foundation
  • Robert R. McCormick Foundation

$50K – $99K

  • Satish Dharmaraj
  • Bayer USA Foundation
  • Todd Park & Amy Geng
  • Brad Feld & Amy Batchelor

$25K – $49K

  • Oracle
  • Amgen
  • Symantec
  • Autodesk
  • SAP Labs
  • Rose Hills Foundation
  • Leslie Family Foundation
  • Heising-Simons Foundation

$10K – $24K

  • Cisco
  • Salesforce
  • Facebook
  • 500 Startups
  • Western Digital
  • O’Reilly Media Inc.
  • Motorola Solutions
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Lookout Foundation
  • Irene Scully Foundation
  • Joseph & Vera Long Foundation
  • John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
  • Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology

$5K – $9K

  • PG&E
  • Airbnb
  • Genentech
  • Wells Fargo
  • Legacy Venture
  • Kelly Foundation
  • D.E. Shaw Research
  • Teichert Foundation
  • Eucalyptus Foundation
  • Ricki & Joseph Akiwenzie
  • Swartz Family Foundation
  • Castellano Family Foundation
  • Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation