Fundraising helps keep our tuition costs down and funds school improvements and equipment. Explorer Preschool is an IRS recognized 501 (c)(3) organization (EIN 94-1483367) and money provided for fundraising purposes is tax deductible.

Explorer’s fundraising committee is working hard to bring a variety of fun and exciting events to our school community this year. Please consider supporting us by participating in one of our exciting on-going projects!

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A big THANK YOU to our 2018-2019 Explorer Auction Donors!



AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Explorer Preschool every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Explorer Preschool.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping, Make sure to choose Explorer Preschool in San Jose, CA. AmazonSmile will remember your selection and every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. Unfortunately it does not work on the app, but you can add items to your cart through the app and  then check out through the website. 

*Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.*

Explorer knows how to throw a party! Join us in the Spring for Explorer’s biggest and most fun fundraising event of the year! Tons of silent auction items donated by local businesses as well as class projects will be featured at the start of the event. A delicious dinner and hosted bar are capped off with a rousing live auction, making for an exciting and fun night out with other Explorer parents, alumni, friends, and teachers. Attire is cocktail/semi-formal. This year’s evening event will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020.

Annual Silent and Live Auction

Employee Matching

Many companies in the Bay Area encourage their employees to give to and volunteer their time to nonprofits in the community. As Explorer is a nonprofit, time working in the class and donations are often eligible for corporate matching. Check with your companies HR department to learn more!

See's Candies

During the late fall we will have a See's Candies sale to raise funds for the school and make it easy for Explorer parents and friends to purchase holiday treats. You can shop online and pick your items up at school in time for quick stocking stuffers.

Dining Nights Out

Support Explorer by dining out with friends at local restaurants in the community. Before each dinner night out, families will receive flyers to present at the restaurant when dining in or taking out. Bring your family and invite your friends! Explorer will receive a portion of the proceeds from the evening. Stay tuned for announcements about the upcoming dates and locations!

Mabel's Labels

Oliver's Labels


Both of these sites offer adorable labels for all of your child’s needs AND they give a portion of the proceeds back to our school!

Visit and click on SUPPORT A FUNDRAISER. You can find Explorer Preschool, San Jose from the list and then order away!   

Visit and your order will help support our school!