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School-Force is committed to raising money to preserve smaller class sizes for our children, and supporting programs for them like music, technology, science & reading specialists, athletics, classroom aides and librarians. School-Force’s fundraising goal is $2M for the 2014-2015 school year.

Thank you for supporting your Education Foundation to ensure that our children receive an excellent education in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District.

Annual Giving Campaign

Suggested Donation Levels – 2014-2015
Ask = $1,500 per child
Scholar’s Circle = $3,500

School-Force’s Annual Giving Campaign runs between November and June each year, raising funds for the 2015-2016 school year. This year we are asking families to donate $1500 per student, which is the amount we need to fund vital programs. Our per-student ask remains the same as last year. If you can give more, please do. We encourage you to join our Scholar’s Circle with a donation of $3,500 or more. Please donate whatever you can — donations of any amount will help to ensure that our children continue to receive a quality education. If everyone gives what they can, every child benefits.

Payment Methods

You may choose to donate by secure electronic check (our preferred method) or by credit card. We strongly encourage paper or electronic check donations to reduce the cost of fees. (For example, a $1,500 donation made by credit card costs $37.50 in fees compared with a $0.75 fee for an electronic check.) To make an online donation with check or credit card (one time or recurring monthly payment), complete the donation form on the right. You may also donate to School-Force by mailing a check to our P.O. Box or dropping it off in your school office.To make a one time or recurring monthly donation online using an electronic check or credit card, complete the donation form on the right. Click here for detailed instructions on how to fill in the donation form.

  • Use the same email address each time you make a donation: A separate account is created for each email address used so please provide the SAME email address each time you make a donation to School-Force. Donations made using a different email address will create a SEPARATE account for the same person, resulting in separate end of year tax letters. Please use a separate email address for each donor, not a single one for each family.
  • Recurring donation stop date: When setting up a recurring credit card donation, make sure to set the STOP date BEFORE your credit card expires.

 

Monthly Recurring Donations

For many, giving monthly instead of in a lump sum is a more manageable way to make a donation to School-Force. School-Force needs your donation for next school year by June 30th. A donation of $1,500 per child by June 30th means just over $4 per day, or $125 per month per child to support quality education. Use the table below to calculate your monthly donation and fill out the donation form to set up a recurring monthly donation using a credit card or electronic check (selecting the Bank ACH / Direct Debit option).

Donations By Mail

To make your donation by check, make your check payable to “School-Force” and mail to the address listed below or drop off at any school office in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District.
School-Force
P.O. Box 5196
Belmont, CA 94002

End of Year Tax Letters

A receipt for tax purposes will be emailed by the end of January for donations made the prior calendar year.  If you need a receipt other than that at a different time (for company matching purposes for example) you can request one adonor.support@schoolforce.org.

Corporate Matching – Double Your Impact!

Check to see if your company will match your donation Learn more…

Donate Stock or Other Securities

Donations of stock or other securities can provide an attractive tax advantage since capital gains taxes are avoided and the full market value of the stock can be tax-deductible. Click here to download  School-Force’s Stock Donation Instructions.

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Detailed Donation Instructions

1.  Enter your donation amount at the top of the form.
     (If you are donating on behalf of several children in one family, you can make a SINGLE online donation.)
2.  Select the ‘One Time Donation’ or ‘Monthly Donation’ button.
3.  Enter your name, address, and other contact information.
     (Each email address creates a new account, so if you have made a donation before please use a single email address or you will have multiple accounts and multiple end of year tax letters. Contact donor.support@schoolforce.org. if you need to combine multiple accounts in your name.)
4.  Fill in the ‘Company Name (Matching)’ field if you work for a company that might match your donation.
     (Company matching dollars can increase and sometimes double your donation to School-Force. For questions about company matching, email matching.support@schoolforce.org.)
5.  Enter the child(ren’s) school.
6.  Enter your affiliation & the student(s) name(s).
     (It is important to fill in the student information section to give the child credit for your donation! If you are a friend of the family, choose the ‘Relative’ option.)
7.  Next, enter your credit card (cc) or ‘Bank ACH/Direct Debit’ information (to securely donate by direct debit from your checking account).
     (Credit cards fees range from 2-3% while a direct debit will cost $0.75. Especially for larger donations, we encourage you to use the direct debit option to save us fees. If you do not see the option to fill in cc or checking account information, go to the top of the form make sure that the ‘One Time Donation’ button is selected.)
8.   For recurring donations, choose the start and stop dates for your monthly donation.
     (Make sure to select a STOP date that is BEFORE the expiration of your credit or debit card.)
9.   Click ‘Donate Now’ button to complete your transaction.
     (Do NOT select the ‘Back’ button or click the ‘Donate Now’ button twice. Confirmation of your donation will be on the right side of the donation page. You will also receive a confirmation email for your donation within 24 hours.)

If you need help filling in this form, please email  donor.support@schoolforce.org..

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School-Force, the Belmont-Redwood Shores Public Schools Foundation, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID 91-2159650). All donations are 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.