Shine On!

Through Shine On, you can support great organizations, learn about Desert Schools’ community efforts, and find out how to get involved.

Learn, help, donate, volunteer.
Are you ready to Shine On?

YOUR VOICE changes lives

In 2014, we celebrated our 75th anniversary by providing special grants to community groups. Visitors to our Shine On site learned about several amazing organizations and voted on which ones would receive additional grant funds.

We recently recognized six new worthy causes with grants of $5,000 each, and your votes helped them each earn an additional $5,000!


Our commitment to service was born in 1939, when 15 teachers joined together to create Desert Schools. Through providing financial services to our members, we learned about the needs of the whole community and looked for ways to make a difference. We’re committed to providing tools, support and guidance to organizations and individuals dedicated to service. By helping each other, we all grow stronger together.


Do you want to make a difference, but aren’t sure how to get started? We can help point you in the right direction! You can help organizations with monetary contributions, or donate your time and talents. Every minute and every dollar makes a difference.

Learn more about featured organizations, as well as volunteer opportunities and events.

It’s your turn to Shine On!