Digital NEST Launch Event

Our generous Digital NEST supporters are changing lives

All Digital NEST technology and services are provided free to youth members, made possible entirely by individual contributions, foundation grants, and in-kind donations. Read our Corporate Donations Policy.

Foundation Support

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Logo
Community Foundation Santa Cruz Logo
Community Foundation for Monterey County Logo
Freida C. Fox Foundation Logo
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Logo
Pebble Beach Company Foundation Logo
United Way of Santa Cruz County Logo
Newman's Own Foundation Logo
Crocker Philanthropic Foundation Fund, Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

Company Support

Universal Audio Logo
Wells Fargo Logo
Tanimura and Antle Logo
Taylor Farms Logo
SunRidge Farms Logo
South Swell Ventures Logo
Reiter Local Giving Logo
Sambrailo Packaging
Product Ops Logo
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Logo
Naturipe Logo
Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust Logo
Organic Produce Summit Logo
Martinellis Logo
Mann Packing Logo
Looker Logo
Lighthouse Bank Logo
Dignity Health Logo
Coastal Manufacturing Incorporated Logo
Adobe Logo
Annie Glass Logo

Government Support

A special thanks to our Founding Funders

Our Founding Funders gave more than $300,000 to launch Digital NEST on November 30, 2014. A generous community of 271 Founding Funders and 19 In-Kind Donors raised a total of $316,723 to create opportunities, inspire and motivate, and put tools in the hands of young people to transform their lives. Our Founding Funders* are indicated below with an asterisk. In addition to these generous donors, there were more than 200 additional donors of gifts from $10-$999 who helped launch the Digital NEST as Founding Funders.

Angel Funders:
$25,000 and above

  • Bud and Rebecca Colligan*
  • Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County*
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation*
  • Anonymous*

Startup Funders:
$5,000 – $24,999

  • The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation
  • Marilyn and Drew Calciano
  • Coast Manufacturing
  • Lakeside Organic Gardens*
  • S. Martinelli and Company*
  • George Ow, Jr. and Gail Michaelis-Ow / Ow Family Properties*
  • ProductOps*
  • Sereno Group
  • Nina and Sibley Simon*
  • Toole Fund, CFSCC
  • Anonymous*
  • Anonymous

Wing Leaders:
$1,000 to $4,999

  • Consuelo Alba and John Speyer
  • Karina Cervantez and Luis Alejo*
  • Michele and Dean Bassi*
  • Borina Foundation
  • Bread for the Journey*
  • Samuel Burns
  • Dan Carillo*
  • Timothy Dillion*
  • Driscoll’s
  • John Eaton
  • Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
  • Lee and Luzia Hanna*
  • Granite Construction
  • Hutchison and Bloodgood, LLP*
  • Lighthouse Bank*
  • Kathy Martinez*
  • Monique Martinez*
  • Donna Murphy and Mark Mesiti-Miller*
  • Kelly and Maria Neisheim
  • Chris Neklason and Peggy Dolgenos
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company*
  • Donna and Chris Paisley*
  • Reiter Berry Farms
  • Randy Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers
  • Penny Rich
  • Santa Cruz County Bank*
  • Santa Cruz Seaside Company
  • Rose Filicetti and Neal Savage*
  • Service Corps of Retired Executives*
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Gary Whizin*

In-Kind Donors

  • Adobe Systems Incorporated*
  • Crow’s Nest*
  • Law Offices of Nathan Benjamin*
  • Mackenzies Chocolates*
  • Ray Martin*
  • S. Martinelli and Company*
  • Monterey Bay Catering*
  • Nielsen Studios*
  • Teresa O’Neill*
  • OpTerra Energy Services*
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District*
  • Plantronics*
  • RVS Computers*
  • Santa Cruz Tech Beat*
  • Scott Design Inc*
  • SupShack*
  • Edgar Vargas*
  • Lynn and Bill Walton*

*Founding Funder

Digital NEST is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID #46-5757256

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