Thank A Teacher and Tax Benefits

  • Our teachers are working each day to create a positive and creative learning environment.
    As a community, we can be a part of that effort in a variety of ways. One way is to support teachers by making donations directly to their classrooms. Many teachers find themselves spending money out of their own pockets to make learning opportunities happen that are not funded by traditional funding streams.
    When you donate to a teacher, the funding comes through us and goes directly to that teacher. And because we are a nonprofit organization, you are eligible to earn a tax deduction for the donation and your donation will qualify for an Idaho tax credit!

    Benefits of Support   

     Contribution Amount      
     Federal Tax Savings
     Idaho State Tax Savings
     Idaho Tax Credit
     Total Savings for the Year
     Your actual cost of the gift

    What benefits do I receive by giving to the foundation? 

    My gift provides teachers the opportunity to implement creative and innovative learning opportunities above and beyond what state funding mandates.
    I can receive  a tax deduction and other tax advantages when giving.  The Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. 
    My donation will go further if my spouse or I are employed with a company that matches gifts. 
    Charitable gifts to the Education Foundation can be claimed as a tax deduction on both federal and state income tax returns.  To claim the Federal deduction you must itemize your deductions and file a Schedule A Form.  In addition, Idaho taxpayers are entitled to claim a tax credit for such donations whether or not they itemize.  For married taxpayers a 50% credit is allowed for donations up to $2000, resulting in a maximum credit of $1000.
    The above table assumes the persons making the contributions are married, filing a joint return, itemizing their deductions, and in the 24% tax bracket for federal and the 7.4% tax bracket for Idaho.  Consult your tax advisor for more information. 

    How will my donation be used?

    My donation may be undesignated, designated or both.  It may be in honor of someone special.
    My undesignated contribution supports marketing efforts and our teacher grant award programs.  This amount ensures the growth of the foundation. (In order for the Foundation to grow- undesignated giving is essential.

    My designated contributions supports:

    • Individual teacher classrooms
    • Special school or district-wide programs
    • PTO-PTA Booster Clubs  

Donate Here

  • Thank you for supporting the students, teachers and programs of the West Ada School District! 

    To make a donation online, click the link below. All information submitted on this form is transmitted securely and kept private by the Education Foundation of the West Ada School District, a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to offer supplemental funding for projects and programs in the West Ada School District. 

    Please call the Education Foundation at 208.350.5039, or e-mail us at, if you have any questions. 

    * All online donations are charged a 3% credit card merchant processing fee that will be deducted from the donation. 

    *Please put the first and last name of the teacher.

    Click Here to Donate:  Donate Here!


    Make check out to: Education Foundation of the West Ada School District

    1303 East Central Drive

    Meridian, ID 83642