Giving to the SelfDesign Foundation

Matching Grant-Donate Now!

Every dollar donated here between now and December 1st up to and including $10,000 will be matched by David Marshak. It’s David’s Challenge!

When you invest in SDF, you are co-generating a positive future with others who are choosing to be catalysts in regenerating a world that works for everyone through bringing forth their authentic gifts and talents with responsibility and compassionate action.

Our visionary commitment to facilitate the wisdom in education, awakening the potential for evolution in our consciousness is larger than life and we can’t do it alone. We recognize that we are all on a life-long learning journey, one that requires attracting stakeholders to participate in aligning efforts and resources to become part of the solution. We offer a place where people can continue to grow and evolve their capacity to make a difference. Meaningful conversations generate new possibilities for courses, mentorship, community building and leadership. Our learners are adults who live in the real world while integrating their studies in an unique living system grounded in relationships through mentorship and possibility thinking. SDF’s programs foster the philosophy of transformational, learner-centered inquiries emanating from a sense of being, knowing, and doing. There is a ripple effect in play when learners of all ages awaken to each of their own uniqueness and discover how to integrate that into a life well lived. And when this is cultivated in a learning community of care-it nurtures the evolution of a more peaceful humanity living in sustainable ways on the earth. This is a noble purpose-where each of us can be and do our part.

Thank you for your support!



SelfDesign Foundation is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the SelfDesign Foundation are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes. There are no donation limits or restrictions on contributions to the SelfDesign Foundation.

Annual Fund

SDFs annual fund provides for the day-to-day operation of the Foundation. From the web-based learning platforms, webinars, courses, certificate programs to attracting and retaining excellent facilitators, faculty and administrative leaders. Unrestricted gifts of any size contribute to the capacity for SDF to provide quality programs and offer scholarships, financial aid within SelfDesign Graduate Institute, Personalized Learning Academy, our Certificate Programs and with the SelfDesigning My Elderhood.

Academic Scholarships

These scholarships were created to support new learners to the SDGI. Every dollar raised will support the SDGI learners in the upcoming fiscal year.

Planned Giving

Leaving a legacy by making a bequest to SDF insures that the SD offerings exist for generations to come.
If you choose to include the SelfDesign Foundation in your will, here is some suggested language: “I give (the sum of ___dollars) or all or a ____% of the residuary of my estate) to SelfDesign Foundation of Bellingham WA for its general purposes.”

Stock Transfer or Other Assets

Should you choose to give a gift of stock, you are entitled to a tax deduction for the market value of the stock. If you have held the stock for more than a year, you can avoid capital gains on appreciation by donating the stock prior to sale. SDF benefits by the gift itself, by selling it without paying taxes on the gain. Please contact us for further information on how to make a transfer of appreciated gifts.

Life Insurance

When you name SDF as the owner and irrevocable beneficiary of a paid up or variable life insurance policy-can give you an immediate charitable deduction (for income tax purposes equal to the fair market value of the policy.

Share Your Skills

The SelfDesign Foundation invites people to engage in generating authentic learning experiences – ones that inspire spirals of discovery for each of us and for others who choose to participate in a learning community centered on reciprocal relationships. Learning to trust the capacity to unleash ones potential with support and collaboration of others is not common and yet it is core principal to designing a life of meaning.

We are growing our community with many of our alumni leading the way. Their feedback is that although they have graduated, they do not want to leave-instead they want to grow the movement of people who choose real meaning through evolving their full potential. Our Board of Directors join in this compassionate effort to be a catalyst for positive change needed for schooling to spiral up to meaningful learning for the 21st Century world. We believe that if we build it they will come…we are bold in our endeavor. This requires the energy of many, not a few. If you are called to make the world a better place, and if you are looking to align with others who resonate with “be the change you want to see,” then step forward , let us know and choose your point of connection. Lets get started!



We are attracting people who are ready to share what they are passionate about. Your natural talent, skills and experience are highly valued as we grow our learning community. Please take a moment and fill out the interest form.