We begin where academics end.
Audacious Foundation is fiercely devoted to the idea that childhood experience is the foundation of adult success. We invest in Whole Child Education because a child’s brain requires a balance of academic education and experiential learning to reach peak potential.
School Gardens, Edible Forests, Camp Experiences and Nature-Based Education take kids out of the classroom and into the world.
Learning new skills like swimming or bicycling and understanding the importance of hydration helps kids make their health a lifetime habit.
Essential Life Skills
Financial literacy, reading, etiquette, exposure to the arts, and confidence-building all round out a child’s education with essential skills they will be able to use for life.
Partners We Support
The Audacious Foundation supports a small number of both public and parochial schools as well as out-of-school programs that serve low-income communities, mostly within Santa Barbara County. These schools are selected based upon leadership, and the Principal or leader’s alignment with a “whole child” learning philosophy.
Programs We Support
The Audacious Foundation works with carefully selected organizations to foster an environment of Whole Child Learning for all students.
“Children live in the world; let them learn in the world.”
– Paul Orfalea
Our approach is to fund non-academic programs within the school day, so that all students benefit. We select partners who embrace a whole-child learning philosophy. We are a no-frills charity with low overhead and high standards. We focus on proven programs, with simple execution, and minimal reporting.