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Your support helps us achieve our mission to teach youth how to make better decisions.

The mission of DEF is to empower youth with effective decision skills that enhance their prospects for a better life. We value the individual’s right to make his or her own decisions. We aim to teach how to decide, not what to decide. We respect the challenge for all learners in developing the wide range of competencies necessary to be a skilled decision maker, including:

  • awareness of self and others

  • managing uncertainty

  • thinking critically and creatively

  • awareness and resistance to decision traps

  • and the exercise of appropriate self-control.


We believe significant decisions require conscious, actionable thought utilizing both “head and heart”. All decisions can benefit from the skills and habits which result from decision education.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 77-0575573. All contributions are tax deductible and 100% of your donation reaches DEF. We will send you an acknowledgment letter for your tax purposes. 

We invite you to contribute via:

  • The secure form which accepts credit card, PayPal, or ACH transfer (lowest fee) 

  • Or a check mailed to:


Decision Education Foundation

445 College Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306