Reasons to Donate

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    Benefits of Support 
    (please check with your tax preparer- as new regulations on taxes are being proposed)
     
     Contribution Amount      
     $50
     $100
     $250
     $500
     $1000  $2000
     Federal Tax Savings
     12
     24
     60
     120
     240  480
     Idaho State Tax Savings
     4
    7
     19
     37
     74 148 
     Idaho Tax Credit
     25
     50
     125
     250
     500  1000
     Total Savings for the Year
     41
     81
     204
     407
     814  1628
     Your actual cost of the gift
     9
     19
     46
    93
     186  372
     
    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.
     
    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 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. 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 

Donate Here

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

    To make a donation online, click on 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 find 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 westadafoundation@westada.org, 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!

    Checks:

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

    1303 East Central Drive

    Meridian, ID 83642

    208.350.5039