Donating is Easy

SPARK relies on generous contributions from parents and community members to sustain the programs, classes and teachers that inspire excellence in our public schools. None of this is possible without your generosity and participation.

How much should i give?

The recommended donation is $1,250 per student to hit our $1.5M goal for the 2023-2024 school year. All gifts help support and maintain programs and we encourage families to donate an amount that is meaningful for them. Remember to check if your employer has a matching gifts program to increase the size of your donation.

    We recommend the following annual donation amounts based on the number of students in each family:

    Families with one student the recommended annual donation is $1,250

    Families with two students the recommended annual donation is $2,500

  • Families with three students the recommended annual donation is $3,750

Ways to Give

Annual Giving makes up approximately 70% of our overall revenue each year. In order to reach our $1.5M fundraising goal, we are asking for a donation of $1,250 per student with 100% family participation. Every single gift makes an impact on the students and it truly is a whole community effort to support our schools through SPARK. You can make a one-time donation online with a credit card or set up automatic monthly installments to spread your payments out over time. You can also pledge now and pay later.

WHY DONATE STOCK

  • You don’t pay capital gains tax when you make a stock transfer directly to SPARK.
  • You qualify for a tax-deduction based on the fair market value of the stock if you have held your stock for over a year.

TO DONATE STOCK

  1. Email your completed stock donation form.  (download: stock donation form)
  2. Or mail it to: SPARK Attn: Stock Transfers | 230 Doherty Drive| Larkspur, CA 94939
  3. Ask your broker to transfer the shares to SPARK’s Charles Schwab account. All transferred stocks will be recorded and valued on the date the donor relinquished control of the asset in favor of SPARK. Because Schwab does not attach donor names to the transfers, it is critical that the donor submit a completed stock donation form to SPARK.
Remember to check if your employer has a matching gifts program below to double your gift.
Last year SPARK raised $150K through employee matching programs. Taking advantage of your company’s corporate match program is a great way to increase – and in many cases double – your donation to SPARK!
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Manage Your Gift

become a volunteer

It is no secret that without your help—from small jobs to massive undertakings—none of what SPARK does would be possible. There are many ways to give your time to support our mission of building more opportunities for our kids. Whether you’re the hostess with the mostess and love planning events, or are the master of the spreadsheet, we want to hear from you. Email us at info@SPARKschools.org.

View current volunteer opportunities here. 

If you are interested or would like more information, please email us at info@SPARKschools.org.

Our board members come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to SPARK. As parent volunteers, they are committed to supporting SPARK’s mission and working towards providing exceptional education to our schools.

Currently, all Board seats are filled, but we are always on the lookout for dedicated committee members to join us in various positions. If you are interested or want more information, please email us at info@SPARKschools.org.

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