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    Donate to the Education Foundation of the West Ada School District.
     
    In the description area, designate your donation.
    There are great tax benefits to donating.
    If you are registering for an event (like the Retiree Continental Brunch) please put that in the description area.  
    Call 208.350.5039 with any questions. 
     
    Pick a classroom, school, donate to field trips, or donate to a program of your choice.
     
    We accept: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Debit 
    Vis Discover
    There is approximately a 3% credit fee.
    If you choose, you can send a check to:
    Education Foundation
    1303 East Central Drive Meridian, ID 83642  
     
                                     

Reasons to Donate

  • There are many reasons to donate to the Education Foundation!
     
    Our mission is to provide supplemental funding and support for educational programs and projects in classroom innovation for the benefit of students in the West Ada School District.  
     
    Adding more innovation and creativity into our classrooms! 
     
    Our funding helps teachers and staff be innovative in the classroom!  Creativity and innovation in the classroom helps encourage students to find an answer, solve problems and transfer skills to real life situations.  Many of our grants support project-based learning and design thinking.  Teachers in our district find ways to unleash student creativity and involve students in their own learning.
     
    You can direct your donation to a specific teacher or classroom.
     
    Your donations can be directed to a specific classroom or teacher.  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.
     
    Benefits of Support 
     
     Contribution Amount      
     $50
     $100
     $250
     $500
     $1000 $2000
     Federal Tax Savings
     12
     25
     63
     125
     250 500
     Idaho State Tax Savings
     4
    7
     19
     37
     74148 
     Idaho Tax Credit
     25
     50
     125
     250
     500 1000
     Total Savings for the Year
     41
     82
     207
     412
     824 1648
     Your actual cost of the gift
     9
     18
     43
     88
     176 352
     
    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 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 25% 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. All funds must be spent in the year they are received and any unspent funds not used within one year shall revert equally to the grants and endowment funds.
     
    My  designated contribution supports:
    Individual teacher classrooms
    School 
    Special school or district-wide programs
    PTO-PTA Booster Clubs