La Catalina Educational Foundation is looking for sponsors, supplies and donations  to keep our programs operating.  To view our supplies wish list please click here.

To donate via PayPal to any of these programs please click on the donate button: 

Tax Deduction

To receive a tax deduction for your donation within the U.S., you can pay with a check via our U.S. Fiscal Sponsor, Cultural Media Services (CMS), which is a 501(c)(3) corporation.   For donations of $250US or more, you will receive a letter of acknowledgment in the mail from CMS as proof of your contribution. For donations of less than $250, your cancelled check will serve as proof of your contribution.

Checks should be made payable to  Cultural Media Services.  (Please put in indicate in the memo line of your check that funds are designated for "La Catalina Foundation").

Mail checks to: Cultural Media Services, Inc., 413 Western Drive #15, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3078

Wings Scholarship Donations

Please note that if you are donating to our Wings scholarship program through PayPal or CMS, we kindly ask that you increase your donation amount to cover transaction fees and fiscal sponsorship costs.  This will ensure that our foundation will receive the full amount necessary to cover all of the expenses associated with the student you are sponsoring.  Please see the following table:

Form of Donation 

Middle School Student 

High School Student 

University Student 

LCEF cash payment or payment with check from Mexican bank

$7700 pesos

$13,300 pesos

$16,500 pesos


$8,200 pesos

$14,100 pesos

$17,500 pesos

CMS (includes U.S. tax deductible receipt)

$8,500 pesos

$14,700 pesos

$18,200 pesos