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Your gift supports our students and faculty and helps ensure a Waldorf education for not only our current students, but future students as well.

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The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility; these are the very nerve of education.

Rudolf Steiner

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Online: Two ways to give now via bank account or credit card:

    • Blackbaud: Annual Giving donations.
    • PayPal: Enter a note as to children or classes who should receive funds. 

Check: Mail a check to Davis Waldorf School, School Director, 3100 Sycamore Lane, Davis, CA 95616.  

Employer Match: Check with your employer to see if they will match a donation to a non-profit organization and double your gift!  See if your employer will match your donation.

Legacy Gifts are a deeply meaningful way for you to invest in and support the future of DWS and Waldorf education in our community. 

Nugget Markets Community Scrip Program
You can support DWS when you shop at any Nugget Markets, Food 4 Less in Woodland, Fork Lift, or Sonoma Market & Glen Ellen Village Market. Stop by the DWS office to obtain your card or at the guest service desk in the market.  Once you receive your card, visit the participants page to register. The program is free and all you need to do is present your card to the checker each time you shop at any of the above mentioned stores. Contributions are calculated on a graduated scale based on monthly qualifying purchases.   Visit for more information.

A Gift of Securities

You can support DWS with a donation of stock, bond, or mutual fund shares to the Davis Waldorf School with the following brokerage information: In order to receive a donation letter for your tax records, please contact DWS prior to initiating your gift. Necessary details to provide to DWS include:

  • Quantity and name of the donated securities
  • Donor’s name
  • Fund receiving the donation (General Fund, Annual Giving, Diversity, Tuition Assistance)

For additional assistance, or to donate physical stock certificates or securities not held in a brokerage, please contact our Business Manager, Gabrielle Walton-Hamilton for special instructions via

Vehicle Donation
Donate your car, boat, truck, RV, Jet Ski or snowmobile to Davis Waldorf School and receive a tax deduction. This no cost, no hassle process begins when you contact our fundraising partner, Donation Line LLC at 877-227-7487. Make sure to ask for our extension 3321. Or you can click here “Donate Car” to donate online now.

Davis Waldorf School is a 501(c)(3) non profit, and all donations are tax deductible.  Our Tax ID is 68-0100520. 

Thank you for supporting our school and students.

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Why Give?

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When you make a financial donation to our school, you are becoming a part of a group of people that cares deeply about the world. Through our incredible commitment to a positive future for our children, we can change the world into a place of greater possibility and peace. Each day, our faculty and staff (with the help of parents and grandparents) provide an environment for our children where they are loved, nurtured, educated and truly seen and heard. We are so fortunate to have such a meaningful and conscious learning environment for our children. The children are truly the blessings at the center of the school and, with your donation, we can continue to provide this inspiring education for them.

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What Does My Donation Accomplish?

Your donation helps limit tuition increases, support full programs, strengthens faculty compensation, provides maintenance of our school facility and grounds and maintains an economically-diverse student population. Each year, tuition and fees are set at a level that will support the school’s programs and needs and yet remain affordable to a broad range of families. Our fundraising efforts allow our school to provide a full Waldorf education—academics, movement and physical education, foreign language, handwork and woodwork, music, gardening, drama, and fine art.

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Legacy Giving

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Legacy giving, sometimes called “planned giving,” refers to the creation of a future gift to a cause or organization. Any individual, at any point in their life, can create a legacy gift. It can be as simply as naming DWS as the beneficiary on a savings, checking, or pension account, or a more complex vehicle, like a charitable trust. Endowment funds and bequests are also examples of common legacy gifts. Legacy gifts are a deeply meaningful way for individuals to invest in and support the future of DWS and Waldorf education in the community. Please contact us for more information on legacy giving.


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How Do I Get a Matching Gift?

Many employers will match the funds you donate to our school. Please check with your employer to see if you are eligible.


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