Let’s Get Ready relies on the support of individuals and foundations to continue providing support to the nearly 14,000 students that we serve. There is a range of opportunities for both philanthropic investment and corporate sponsorship to support the high quality programming and near-peer coaching LGR provides. Click here to learn more about the impact of your donation.

For additional information about making your philanthropic investment, please email Marvin Vilma, Director of Individual Giving, at mvilma@letsgetready.org

Ways to give

Donate online

You can make a donation directly to Let’s Get Ready on this page.

Donate by phone

Please email giving@letsgetready.org with your name and phone number to arrange a payment by phone.

Donate by mail

Send checks made out to
“Let’s Get Ready, Inc” to:
Let’s Get Ready
89 South Street, Suite 401
Boston, MA 02111

Give stock

Let’s Get Ready also accepts gifts of securities. To make these or other types of special gifts please contact Development at giving@letsgetready.org.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a philanthropic program through Amazon that enables shoppers to easily donate 0.5% of their purchases to the nonprofit of their choice at no cost to them! If you already shop on Amazon we invite you to follow this link to make Let’s Get Ready your charity of choice.

Corporate giving and matching

Many corporations have matching gift programs for nonprofits like Let’s Get Ready. It’s an easy way to double, or even triple, the impact of your personal contribution! Ask your human resources department for details and any necessary forms. To set up a matching donations campaign, contact Development at giving@letsgetready.org.

Donor-advised funds

Many investment firms offer Donor-advised fund (DAF) programs, like Fidelity Charitable or Vanguard Charitable, as a way to make tax-deductible contributions in the form of money, traded assets like stock, or even illiquid assets like real estate. Set up a DAF donation quickly and easily at by clicking this link, or talk to your investment firm about supporting Let’s Get Ready (EIN 31-1698832).

Who We Serve

13,098

high school and college students

150+

college students engaged as near-peer mentors

856

zip codes across 22 states

90%

of students identify
as people of color

91%

of students come from low-income backgrounds and/or will be first in their family to go to college

Learn More

Let’s Get Ready’s unique program supports students through three phases:

ACCESS

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS

Near-peer led prep for SAT exam, personalized goal-setting and introduction to the college admissions and financial aid process.

OUTCOMES

  • Increase SAT score

  • Increase college knowledge and application preparedness

TRANSITION: CORE

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

College enrollment support through frequent, curriculum-based, two-way texting.

TRANSITION: CORE+

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Virtual near-peer coaches provide personalized guidance around college applications, financial aid, college decisions, and combating “summer melt.”

OUTCOMES

  • Submit college and financial aid applications

  • Enroll in college

SUCCESS: CORE

COLLEGE STUDENTS

College persistence support through frequent, curriculum-based, two-way texting.

SUCCESS: CORE+

COLLEGE STUDENTS

Virtual and on-campus, near-peer coaches provide personalized guidance and support to overcome barriers to college persistence.

OUTCOMES

  • Identify and address barriers to ensure persistence semester over semester

  • Graduate from college

2020 Annual Report

Check out our 2020 Annual Report to learn more about LGR’s program, our impact, and our community of donors.

Download the Report

Success Stories