Invest in the future

EAST believes that communities can be strengthened through service, technology, and your help. Your donation can empower students, teachers, and their communities today.

With your help, we can inspire change. We can transform schools and communities by empowering people with technology, by encouraging critical thinking and creative problem-solving, and by engaging them in positive, real-world experiences. We can advocate lifelong learning and community service.

What happens to my gift?

EAST doesn’t exist without you and we are committed to treating you and your donation with respect. Here is our Donor Bill of Rights, Gift Acceptance Policy, Annual Report, and Platinum Certified GuideStar Profile.

Why donate monthly?

Monthly donors provide a sustainable source of funding that we can use to challenge students to improve themselves and their communities.

How can I change my Monthly Donation?

You can change it at anytime. Simply call us at 501-371-5029 or send an email to

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes! The EAST Initiative is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization (EIN: 71-0863568).

How will I get a receipt?

EAST will send an electronic receipt to the email you provide.

Employer Matched donations?

Many employers match their employees contributions; to find out if yours does, contact your Human Resources Department. If they do, you will likely need EAST’s Tax ID Number (EIN: 71-0863568).

can I send a check?

Of course! Please make it payable to "EAST" and mail to:
EAST Initiative
6215 Ranch Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72223

How can I make stock and legacy gifts?

You can list EAST as a beneficiary using our EIN (71-0863568), but we encourage you to contact the development office or call 501-371-5029 so that we may acknowledge your gift and talk through options with you and your financial advisor.

Can I sponsor an event?

Yes! Looking to impact over 3,000 students and 200 educators? Contact the development office to learn about sponsorships for our annual EAST conference and professional development seminar.