Make a Donation

All movements start with the first step. Can you spare some change to spark a creativity movement in Odyssey?  Consider designating NorCal odyssey as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile.  Or, make a direct donation of any size using the form below.  NorCal Odyssey is a Section 501c3 organization.

Direct Donation


Giving Tuesday Donation

Team are you ready? Team, begin!

This declaration brings excitement to thousands of Odyssey of the Mind participants each year. All their hard work is paying off as they share their unique solution at tournament time.

And it’s appropriate that the world’s original problem-solving competition kicks off creativity with the word BEGIN. When we introduce kids to creativity, we start them on a path that helps them become future leaders, innovators and change agents.

Change begins with creativity

You know, you’ve seen it first-hand! Every year, we have the privilege of watching our Northern California youth grow as individuals and team members AND flaunt their talents and smarts. We are thrilled to be able to share this journey with you.

Thank you for being, or having been, a part of Odyssey of the Mind. It’s an honor to know that volunteers, administrators, coaches and students like you are as committed to educational and creative opportunity as we are.

Now, NorCal Odyssey of the Mind is reaching out to you on #GivingTuesday, our national day of philanthropy. We’re celebrating our fourth decade as one Northern California’s preeminent creative problem-solving competitions. Can you make a gift today to show your appreciation for the program you love?

Creativity enhances lives and helps us build a better future, together. Your generosity is a significant investment in your community.

Odyssey students go places with YOU!

Odyssey of the Mind is so much more than a problem-solving
competition. Students who participate in Odyssey of the Mind go
places. They are engineers and founders and Broadway performers.
They help build a better world based in teamwork, creativity and

“If I could suggest one thing students must try, it is
Odyssey of the Mind. Creativity can be learned, and
it can be applied everywhere. Nothing has done
more to teach me the creative problem-solving skills

that I’m going to need in college.”

– Odyssey Alum

Your support helps make Odyssey of the Mind accessible to as many students as possible. We are a completely volunteer-run organization, and all donations go straight to programs and scholarships.

Does your company offer matching donations? Double your gift! Or, see if your company offers paid leave for volunteer hours, and volunteer at one of our tournaments!


Thank you from NorCal Odyssey of the Mind!

Amazon Smile

Register to support our organization here:  Search for California North Odyssey of the Mind and select this charity.  Then whenever you shop Amazon START AT to instead.  A small portion of every purchase you make on Amazon Smile will go to supporting California Odyssey of the Mind.  It may seem like pennies, but we believe Creativity Starts with CHANGE and this small step can often have a big impact on our organization if enough people join the movement.