Do you remember how wonderful your first-ever field trip was when you were in school?
To our teachers, thanks for sharing countless stories about the exciting reaction you see from your students when taking a field trip to museums, live theatre matinees, symphonies, aquariums, science centers, and zoos to name a few. This past year, we approved 124 grant applications to send 9,317 students on field trips to 59 different San Diego venues.  
Simply put, you share our mission of
“Enriching Students One Field Trip Xperience at a Time
With and Without the Bus!”

We are a 501 (c) 3 corporation founded in 2002. Our mission is “Enriching Students One Field Trip at a Time” with and without the bus.  We “Support Teachers to Empower Students” by working with people like you to “fund Field Trip Xperiences.”


It is important to note that we do not endorse one arts and science venue over another.  We simply desire to serve our teachers who know best how to supplement their in-classroom and distance learning curriculum with an exciting Virtual Field Trip Xperience 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 meets 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


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.

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

Thank You! Donors

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 ever grateful!


Our sincere appreciation to our current 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

Louis Engleman Kauffman

Kathleen Kramer

La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation

Linda Brandes Foundation

​Dr. Irma Gigli

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

Welcome! In this section, we hope to inspire you to become part of our donor community who desires to ensure that every San Diego County public and charter K-12 students has the opportunity to see first hand the excitement and educational value of a Field Trip Xperience at a live theatre performance, visit a museum, hear a symphony, see animals, fish and flowers in their own environments or walk into research labs where tomorrow’s future is being discovered today. And while we wait for the buses to roll again, your support is much needed to bring the venue to the students through our Virtual Field Trip Xperience initiative.  Simply put, you share our mission of “Enriching Students One Field Trip at a Time, with and without the bus!

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

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