The Santa Fe Waldorf School, like all non-profit independent schools, relies on fundraising in addition to tuition fees to support its everyday operations and any special projects. Your charitable tax-deductible gifts help us to minimize tuition increases and help the school thrive. With your generosity, together we can help our school grow and flourish year after year. There are many ways to contribute financially to support and sustain our school.
Tuition alone only covers about 85% of the expenses at an independent school like The Santa Fe Waldorf School leaving a revenue gap of close to $1,000 per child. Our goal with the Annual Fund is to both eliminate that gap and reach 100% participation from our community – including parents and families, Board of Trustees, teachers, staff – every year for our Annual Fund. Generous donations to our Annual Fund are very important to build a bridge between our income and expenses that allow our school community to thrive.
Ways to give
- Cash, check or on-line
Gifts of all sizes help support both 100% participation and reaching $100,000 goal
- Gift of Stock
Gifts of stock can make an ideal gift for the benefit of Santa Fe Waldorf School while providing the donor with additional tax benefits. Appreciated stock gifts make particularly excellent gifts. (You avoid all capital gains taxes and receive an income tax deduction for the full value of the gift.) Gifts of stock may be kept and combined with current assets of the School, or sold in accordance with the investment policy of the Board. Please contact the Development Office for more information.
A gift through your will or trust can have a significant and lasting impact on our school. This can be a specific bequest or a portion of the residual of your estate. A charitable bequest may decrease the amount of tax your estate pays.
- CDs, Savings Accounts, Brokerage Accounts and Checking Accounts with POD Provisions
"POD" means "payable on death." You retain full ownership and control during your lifetime and the residual is transferred to SFWS as a gift upon your death, immediately and without probate.
- Charitable Gift Annuity or Remainder Trust
These gifts provide a guaranteed income to the donor for life, an immediate income tax deduction and other possible tax benefits.
- Tangible Gifts of Materials and Equipment
Equipment or furnishings that are needed by the school can also be given. You are able to claim the fair market value of these gifts as a tax deduction. See our list of needs or contact the Development Office if you have other items for the school’s consideration and would like to make a donation.
Shop and Earn for Our School: SCRIP and more
Do you shop at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target, Pier 1 Imports, Petco, Amazon or Starbucks? Use Shell, Phillips 66, Exxon, Marathon, or other major gas brands regularly? Then Presto Pay SCRIP is a program that you can use for purchases you already make and at the same time you can help the school! Upon enrolling, you purchase SCRIP (gift cards) which in turn send a rebate to the school. The SCRIP you purchase can be either virtual on your smartphone OR printable through your computer. You order when you need it from over 700 retailers. Here is a link to a short video explaining how to enroll. Contact the Development Director to get our school's code.
- Amazon Smile
When you order at smile.amazon.com, Amazon sends 0.5% of your total purchases to the school. (This rebate can be increased to 3.5% if you purchase at Amazon Smile with your Amazon SCRIP!) Santa Fe Waldorf's link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-0326580 will help you with your shopping needs, and in turn, provides the school with resources to help support scholarship funding. If you have any questions about the Smile.Amazon program, visit https://org.amazon.com for FAQ topics.
The Santa Fe Waldorf School fully recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization. All donations to the school are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our EIN number is 85-0326580