Giving

You can donate by sending in a check to The Exploris School (memo: Annual Fund), or by clicking on the link above for online donations or to set up monthly donations. All donations received by June 30th, 2021 will count towards the 2020-2021 Annual Fund. Any donations received after that date will count towards next year’s Annual Fund. Thank you for making The Exploris School one of your top 3 charitable contributions!


How much money should I give?

As much as you are willing and able to give. We know that there are many charitable organizations at home and abroad that are doing amazing work and that how you spend your money is a deeply personal choice. If everyone gave $220/student, we would meet our goal. However, that’s unrealistic for every family. Please give generously but never above your comfort level.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Absolutely, and you will receive written recognition of your gift that can be used for tax purposes. We also welcome donations from extended families, including grandparents. Individuals over age 70 ½ who are required to take minimum distributions from retirement accounts can direct up to $100,000 directly to a charity. The donation is not deductible but also does not have to be recognized as income. (Anyone donating should consult with their tax professional for full details.)


Can I donate stocks instead of cash? 

You can! Please contact Kimberly Harris at annualfund@exploris.org for details.


Can my company match my donation? 

YES PLEASE. Many companies have a corporate gift matching policies. They require the donor (you) to request a match, but this typically only takes 5 minutes. For example, SAS, Lenovo (up to $250), and Verizon (up to $5000!!) will match your donation 1:1, which essentially doubles your donation amount. Need help navigating corporate matching? Contact Kimberly Harris at annualfund@exploris.org.


Are you going to ask me for money every single year?

Yes, we are going to ask every family to contribute every year. That is the reality of charter school funding.