Become A Donor

We are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation founded in 2002. Our mission is “Enriching Students One Field Trip at a Time.”  We “Support Teachers to Empower Students” by working with people like you to “Raise the Funds to Pay for the Costs of Transportation.”  


It is important to note that we do not endorse one arts and science venue over another nor recommend one bus provider over another.   We simply desire to serve our teachers who know best how to supplement their in-classroom curriculum with an out of classroom experience via a field trip. We do work with venues by including them in our list of “Places to Go” on our website so teachers can explore meaningful and valuable venue sites and programs that have proven very beneficial to students. 


Our grant application requires teachers to complete a field trip report so that we know your donations are being properly used for the overall educational growth of students.


As a donor, you have the flexibility to donate in multiple ways that meet your specific passion to support our San Diego County students. Regardless of your donation amount, you can designate your donation in any given year to the following:


  1. General fund (used by ABX staff as needed)

  2. A school/teacher

  3. A school/grade level

  4. A school

  5. A district

  6. A venue or program


All donations are designated for the fiscal year they are made unless there are extenuating circumstances in which case the funds will be reserved for the following school year.


Simply put, it’s up to you on how ABX uses your donation to support the students.  Please note that 80% of all donations are used to fund field trips. Only 20% funds the ABX infrastructure which currently comprises our software platform, facility rent, insurance, website and marketing services. 

We hope you’ll join our list of Amazing Donors who help us support
our Terrific Teachers.  

Over the years, we have been very fortunate to enjoy the support of many corporations large and small, foundations, and individuals that share the value of field trips to the arts and sciences that create life-changing experiences and valuable learning opportunities for nearly 200,000 students since the ABX inception in 2002.  We are so grateful.


Our sincere appreciation to our 2019-2020 donors!

Gary D. Allard

Amazon Smile

B and T Association, Inc

Stephanie Bergsma

Billie Karen Bidgood

Casa Aldea - University City Village

Bret Cleveland

Mary and Paul Croft

Louis Engleman Kauffman

Exclusive Wallcovering Inc.

Barbara Fitzimmons

Karen Gerstoft

Michelle Gilmore

Amy Ginnow

Mark B. Horton

Kathleen Kramer

La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation

Caryl Lees Witte

Linda Brandes Foundation

MUFG Union Bank

Network for Good

Robert and Catherine Palmer

Ted and Laura Peña

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Scott A. & Elizabeth V. Christensen Foundation

Tracy Shaw

Judy Berman Silbert

Dave and Patty Smith

Jenna K. Smith

Kathleen Stoughton

The Rice Family Foundation

Thomas and Darlene Ventimiglia

Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation Inc.

Adam Troc

Albert N. Williams

Thank You! Donors

Choose Your Donor Level

Friends of ABX

Up to 60 students

Support a Classroom

Up to 30 students

Send a Few Students

$6 per student

Bus Superintendent

Support up to 4200 students

Major Sponsors

Support over 60 busloads of students

Bus Mechanics

Support up to 415 students

Bus Driver

Support up to 830 students

Bus Owner

Support up to 2500 students

Fill a Bus

Special Donors

Major supporters

Make your donation by clicking a box above.

You may designate a donation for a specific school,

school district and/or program.


After  you make your donation, please send an email to designating where the funds will be directed. Please list the school, teacher, their email address, and phone number so we can contact them immediately and notify them that they have monies in reserve for their next field trip application. A single bus load can cost $210 - $450.

ArtsBusXpress retains 20% of your contribution for operational purposes. We are a Not for Profit 501 (c)(3) corporation. Our Federal Tax ID is 20-2793281. Please refer to your tax accountant for proper filing purposes.

If you have any questions please call 858.367.0813


If you prefer to send your donation via check through the mail, please CLICK HERE  to print out the form, complete it, and mail the form with your check to:

4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd. #400
San Diego, CA 92121

On behalf of ArtsBusXpress and our amazing
San Diego County K-12 students,


The Rice Family Foundation | Stephanie Bergsma | Bret Cleveland | Amy Ginnow | Exclusive Wall Covering |
Caryl Lees Witte | Robert and Catherine Palmer

Let's Talk!


4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd. #400

San Diego, CA 92121

(858) 367-0813

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A special THANK YOU to our Major Donors!

©2020 ArtsBusXpress.  Non-profit 501 (c) (3) Tax ID. #20-2793281