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why give to the annual fund?

The Annual Fund is essential, as it directly supports your child’s daily needs. A gift to the fund is the most powerful thing you can do to support your child(ren)’s education. This year’s goal is $1.8Million, and with your dedication to the 750 students here at school, we know we can reach it.

By design, tuition does not cover the complete cost of educating the students at Silicon Valley International School. Unlike tuition, Annual Fund donations are tax-deductible.

suggested annual fund giving

Suggested Giving Per Child: $5,000

The suggested Annual Fund gift is $5,000 per child, but the key to the Annual Fund is for everyone to give to the best of their ability.

Ways to donate

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  • check

    Please make checks payable to Silicon Valley International School and send to:

    Patricia Colin
    Chief Advancement Officer
    Silicon Valley International School
    151 Laura Lane
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • credit card

    Access secure on-line giving. Alternately, you may send your name, credit card number and expiration date to the address above, or call Katie Pfenninger, Advancement Associate, (650) 251-8538.
  • stock

    Donating stocks allows you to avoid the capital gains tax and if you itemize deductions, you can also take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount. 
    Stock donations are handled as a broker to broker transactions.
    Please have your broker contact:
    UBS Financial Services (650) 289-7000 or (800) 544-6611
    Account Number: KP 01760 SS
    Account Representative: Kathleen Snodgrass & Michael Scandalios
    DTC Number: 0221
    Account Name: Silicon Valley International School

    Please instruct your broker to include your name when your donation is made.

  • donor-advised fund (DAF)

    Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations. If you have a DAF, you can use FreeWill’s DAF tool.
    FreeWill’s DAF tool empowers you to make a targeted impact by recommending how you’d like your grant to be allocated, communicating your wishes to [ORG], sharing the details of your DAF grant, and navigating to your DAF provider. It’s also a great way to ensure our organization has consistent financial support while saving cash for immediate needs.
    Learn more and get started
  • cryptocurrency

    We now accept donations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies! This gives us one more way to fund our work and can provide you with extra tax benefits.

  • from your IRA

    If you are 70.5 or older and have a traditional IRA, you can use this secure online tool to make a donation from your IRA account. IRA gifts are generally not recognized as taxable income and if you must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year, giving from your IRA is a compassionate way to fulfill it.
    Using this online tool, you can learn more and fill out the forms from your IRA custodian in just a few minutes, or print out the forms to fill them out offline.

paper check vs. eCheck vs. credit card

When you give using a paper check, more of your donation goes to INTL. eCheck (EFT) and credit card processors take between 3%-5% of the amount you donate as fees. You can drop off a paper check with the receptionist on campus. eCheck and credit card donations can be made online.

Matching Gifts

Many employers support their employees’ philanthropic contributions to IRS-recognized non-profit organizations by matching their employees’ donations. Since most educational institutions are able to benefit from company matching gifts, it is a good idea to check with your employer or human resources as to whether or not they have a matching gift program.  

Please review this document for more information on matching gifts

Corporate matching can be applied to contributions made via stock, credit card, donor advised fund, check or cash. INTL will always provide you with a donation receipt/tax deduction letter, which then can be submitted to your HR department to initiate the match. Please check with your HR department for any specific questions.
INTL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and will provide acknowledgement letters with our Federal Tax ID number for all gifts. Our tax ID # is 94-2599581.


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Notice of Nondiscriminatory policy as to students

Silicon Valley International School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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