Your Support Matters
As a not-for-profit independent school, financial support from our extended community is critical to delivering the world-class, innovative education our community values.
Gifts to ILS impact every student, family, and team member by allowing us to:
Provide an innovative and world-class program;
Attract, develop and retain an amazing team of diverse, highly qualified, and passionate faculty and staff;
Remain accessible to a wide range of families through a strong indexed tuition program, resulting in an economically diverse community.
Ways to Give
Thank you for supporting our learning community and our commitment to the future of learning locally and globally! Below you will find a number of ways to support ILS:
The Annual Fund is crucial to the success of the ILS Promise. The Annual Fund provides the flexible, unrestricted support ILS needs to support each learner to truly be their best selves, find their voice, and take meaningful action in the world.
Tuition alone does not cover the actual cost of providing an ILS education; the gap between tuition and the actual cost of tuition is over $7000 per student for the 2021-22 school year. Every member of our community is asked to support ILS to the greatest extent possible. We are grateful for the generous support from our current and former families, staff, trustees, and Friends of ILS.
Every gift counts and our goal is 100% participation from current families, staff, and trustees. ILS accepts donations via check, credit card, or wire transfer.
Please make your check payable to Imagination Lab School and mail to:
c/o Imagination Lab School
4000 Middlefield Road, Room B6
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Credit card donations may be accepted via PayPal.
Wire Transfers may be accepted by contacting our George Tsatsos, our Business Manager.
Many companies offer matching gift programs such as Benevity to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some even provide matching funds for employee volunteer hours. The impact of your gift to ILS may be doubled or possibly tripled!
To find out if your company will match gifts to ILS, please contact your HR Department to initiate the match, and then notify our Business Office of the company and the amount. If your company does offer a matching gift program but does not have ILS setup as a beneficiary, please contact us directly.
Our merchant rebates program allows ILS friends and families to support ILS while shopping and dining out. Simply follow the steps below...
Go to AmazonSmile and sign in with your Amazon information, then select Imagination School as your charitable organization from the list. Bookmark the page and use it from now on to shop and earn money for ILS!
In addition to AmazonSmile, we have a Dine Out program where we partner with local restaurants. On a scheduled date and time, when we eat at the restaurant, they give back a percentage of their sales to ILS. Stay tuned for information about upcoming Dine Outs!
We Appreciate Your Support
Your tax-deductible support makes a significant difference in the lives of our students and in the future of our learning community. These contributions help to close the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of an ILS education.
Imagination Lab School is an incorporated not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), tax ID 47-2409286. Gifts made to ILS are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by IRS regulations for charitable organizations. Please consult a qualified tax professional for more information.