Donation levels

Founder: $25,000+ Underwriter: $10,000 - $24,999 Philanthropist: $7,500 - $9,999 Advocate: $5,000 - $7,500 Platinum Circle: $2,501 - $4,999

Recommended Annual Amount: $1,000 for 1 student, $2,000 for 2 students, $2,500 for 3 or more students.

Donors who donate at these levels provide the bedrock for SEF’s grant, and are invited to our free annual leadership event at the Garrod-Cooper Estate Vineyards.

Saratoga Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so any gift you make to SEF counts as a tax deductable charitable donation. Any amount is appreciated but we do ask for 100% participation, since SEF serves every child, every grade and every school.

Corporate Matching: Please check whether your company will match your donation to SEF and be sure to apply as this may double the value of your donation without it costing you any more.

Payment Methods

SEF accepts donations by any one of the payment options below. Paper checks are preferred since there are no processing fees associated with this method.

Option 1: Paper Check (preferred method as avoids processing fees for SEF)

Please make your check payable to “SEF” and mail to:
Saratoga Education Foundation
P.O. Box 2392
Saratoga, CA 95070

Option 2: PayPal, Credit or Debit Card

Please note that you do not need to have a PayPal account. Donate with your credit card or PayPal account - it's easy and secure!

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Option 3: Paypal Monthly Payments - suggested $100/month per child

Please note that you will need to have an active PayPal account. Make 10 monthly payments of $100.00 per month Make installment payments with PayPal - it's easy and secure!

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Option 4: Gifts of Stock

Reduce your capital gains taxes by gifting a highly appreciated security at its present market value to SEF. Contact for more details with the name of the stock you’re transferring and the number of shares you wish to donate.

Option 5: Donate Your Car

Get rid of that old clunker or simply avoid the hassle of having to sell your old car by donating to SEF and getting a tax write off instead. Contact for more details.

Option 6: Estate Planning

Remembering SEF in your estate plan can provide significant opportunities for generations of incoming SUSD students. Please contact for more information or to let us know that you have included SEF in your estate plan.

Thank you for your support!