One of the pillars of our mission is to ensure access for the youth of our community to the high-quality educational programming made available by our ten beneficiaries.

We are committed to providing opportunities for young students to reap the benefits provided by science-based, hands-on programs, as well as exposure to the wide array of visual and performing arts offered in Balboa Park.

The arts are an inseparable part of the human journey; indeed, we depend on the arts to carry us toward the fullness of our humanity. We value them, and because we do, we believe knowing and practicing them is fundamental to the healthy development of our children’s’ minds and spirits. That is why - in any civilization - the arts are inseparable from the very meaning of the term 'education.'

Our goal is to partner with community foundations, businesses and private donors to make these educational opportunities a reality for those underserved schools who have no resources to transport the students to enjoy the cultural riches of Balboa Park.

The Bucks4Buses fund provides a wonderful opportunity for members to honor a friend or family member and support the efforts of Patrons of the Prado. If you would like to contribute, please send your donation to the address below and provide the name of the honoree. Patrons will send an acknowledgment to the honoree or family to apprise them of the gift in their honor.

Inquires and contributions can be directed to:

Patrons of the Prado / Bucks4Buses Fund
c/o Carrie O’Brien, Assistant Treasurer
P.O. Box 928530
San Diego, CA 92192-8530