The STAR Foundation provides nurturing intensives where adults experience empowerment and inspiration, and are given tools to transform their lives. Donations go a long way for those who can’t participate in our retreat due to financial difficulty. Each retreat we are asked for scholarships. Our goal is to continue to make STAR accessible for all who wish to attend.

The Friends of STAR Fund

 “The Power of Giving”

When you become a Friend of STAR by making a donation of $100 or more, your generous contribution helps to fund the projects and initiatives that are most important to the STAR Foundation.
This Fund helps support what is truly unique about STAR Retreats including our:

  • Groundbreaking retreats with 2 participants to 1 staff member
  • Experiencing a vibrant healing and learning community
  • Participant aid to expand access to STAR for a diverse community

Each and every gift to the Friends of STAR Fund makes a difference.

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The STAR Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.

“I wouldn’t be at STAR without a scholarship. It’s that simple. I cannot thank the Friends of  STAR Fund or the STAR community enough, there aren’t adequate words for my gratitude. I know I will pay it forward in some way.” Kathleen M.

Financial Assistance

 “It is a miracle how everything fell into place. Thanks for the opportunity to show me my worth!” 

In the spirit of the generosity of our donors, STAR Foundation is committed to offering financial assistance to those who are genuinely unable to afford the cost of a STAR Retreat.

Scholarship Criteria

Due to limited resources, we recommend that you apply for financial assistance as early as possible. Scholarships are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis after being reviewed and approved by the STAR Foundation Finance Committee. We cannot guarantee that every application will result in a scholarship. Please be assured, however, that we will do our best to help you attend a STAR Retreat.

“Wonderful, life-changing experience that you can’t put a price tag on. Thanks to all who made these funds available to me. I truly appreciate the generosity!” Amanda C.

STAR Foundation Scholarship Award Procedure

Application Procedure

Thank you for your interest in attending STAR!

Please complete the STAR Scholarship Application (below).

Submit your application to STAR.

Your application is then reviewed by the STAR Foundation Finance Committee.

Notification of award will be emailed to applicant along with other application materials and information.

Criteria for Assistance

Applications are due one month before the program start date or within a reasonable amount of time

for evaluation and approval if the one month deadline has passed.

STAR Foundation Scholarship Application

Monthly income (all sources) after taxes

Ways to Give

 “An act of generosity opens our body, heart, and spirit and brings us closer to great heartedness”

Financial circumstances can be an obstacle for some who want to experience a STAR Retreat, and first-time participants may initially feel reluctant to make the investment of money and time. Scholarships help STAR Foundation fulfill its mission to, “Provide a safe nurturing environment to experience healing that will transform lives”.
You can make a difference! Financial assistance ensure that STAR Retreat tuition and accommodation funds are available to individuals who want the STAR experience. It is important to be able to extend the incredible benefits of a STAR Retreat to a wider community.

For gifts of stock, please contact the STAR Foundation office at 520-398-3105 for detailed information.

The STAR Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.

“I am just very thankful I was led to STAR and had the fortune to receive financial assistance to participate. It was an extraordinary experience. STAR changed my life, possibly saved it.” Brian S.

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