Reasons to Give


Reasons to Give

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The Top 4 Reasons to Give to MATHCOUNTS

Reason #1:

We help kids who love math and kids who fear math.

While working together in a supportive environment, students with varying interest and ability levels in math participate in positive math experiences—like creating a video based on a MATHCOUNTS problem through the Math Video Challenge, competing on a team of 4 against a rival school through the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series or working together on fun, collaborative activities in The National Math Club. These are experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom—experiences that make students better problem solvers.

Reason #2:

We make an impact at the national level and at the local level.

We have programs in over 8,000 schools/groups and conduct interschool competitions in every U.S. state and territory. As a result, MATHCOUNTS is making a difference not only on a national level, but also in your community. When you support MATHCOUNTS, you’re supporting your friends and neighbors, as well as preparing the next generation of problem solvers—the doctors, engineers, teachers and creative thinkers—who will one day lead our country.

Reason #3:


MATHCOUNTS builds the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for success. In an independent study, 87% of MATHCOUNTS students said their confidence in their STEM abilities improved after participating in the Competition Series. Our programs have been recognized for their effectiveness and educational value by STEMworks by WestEd and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Plus, MATHCOUNTS alumni are also more likely to continue with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with 3 out of every 4 alumni studying a STEM field in college—nearly three times the national average.

Reason #4: A student's experience in MATHCOUNTS can be transformative

Young womenWe measure our success not just by our numbers, but also on the personal impact we have on each and every participant. Here's what one alumna, Mara McMillen, had to say about her time in MATHCOUNTS:

Prior to MATHCOUNTS I felt no sense of having any talent for math. After 3 years in the program, I took pride in being good at math, and this related to other areas of my study. MATHCOUNTS changed my academic outlook and perspective toward learning, not just in mathematics but in all fields of study.
Financial Information

The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are proud to be rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator and a Platinum Level charity by GuideStar. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Please check with your personal tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your gift. Thank you for your generous support!

Financial Information 

Click here to download a copy of our 990 form.
Click here to download our audited financial statements.
Click here to download our 2019-2020 Annual Report.