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Make a difference in STEM futures. 

(Or give in another way)

HELP CHANGE THE FACE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

Your donation will directly impact students. 

TAF operates four core programs: TAF Academy, Teacher Institute, School Transformation and the Martinez Fellowship. Each program approaches public education differently with the bottom-line objective being the same – to serve students of all backgrounds in public education, better, and using our STEMbyTAF academic model rooted in project-based learning.

So far, we’ve directly educated over 4,100 K-12th grade students, affected an additional 800 students through school transformation, and added 2,400 teachers of color to Washington state’s public schools.

Donate online now, or check out other ways you can make a tax-deductible contribution.

WAYS TO GIVE

ONE-TIME DONATIONS

ONE GIFT CAN GO A LONG WAY

Make a quick, tax-deductible gift towards equality in public education. Your contribution will help us further our mission of providing high-quality STEM education, leadership opportunities, and industry experience to students of color in Washington State.

Rather a different method to donate? There are plenty of other ways to donate like employee gift-matching, giving portals, and of course writing a traditional check.

RECURRING DONATIONS

RECURRING GIVING AS A CATALYST

TAF Catalysts, or donors that set recurring donations, play a crucial role in sustaining and strengthening our work. By becoming a Catalyst, you are creating a partnership with TAF that allows you to make a significant impact with a small initial gift.

Over time, your investment will create lasting and positive change in the lives of our students. In addition, by participating in our Catalyst program, you’ll enjoy insider exclusives. For example, give a gift of:

  • 25$ per month and receive a TAF tote bag
  • $50 per month and receive discounts on TAF Summer Camp programs
  • $100 per month and receive discounts on our facility rentals

HERE’S YOUR IMPACT:

Along with the perks, your investment will help cover items that enable us to continue offering high quality classes and STEM industry experience to our students. For instance:

  • $10 per month funds a class field trip for a TAF transformation school
  • $25 per month covers the cost of a year’s worth of design and engineering supplies for a classroom
  • $50 per month pays for competition fees for the TAF Academy Competitive Speech Team
  • $100 per month provides 35 hours of 1:1 college readiness support for students and their parents
  • $250 per month funds an entire academic year for a TAF Academy student

STOCK DONATIONS

BENEFITS OF STOCK DONATIONS

Transferring stock shares is a common way individuals elect to donate to TAF. When you five TAF a gift of stock that you’ve held for at least 18 months and has increased in value, you are able to:

  • Claim a charitable gift deduction on your current year taxes
  • Avoid paying capital gains taxes you would otherwise owe if you sold the stock yourself
  • Avoid paying broker fees on the sale

STOCK TRANSFER PROCESS

TAF accepts stock gifts through a simple stock transfer process. To receive the full tax benefit, it’s very important that you donate your appreciated stock directly to our broker, Charles Schwab.

To learn more about the process, download TAF Stock Donation (pdf). For questions, email katherinem@techaccess.org.

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

There are many ways to donate to TAF. Here’s some other options that might make the most sense to you:

GIVING PORTALS

TAF is registered through the following giving portals:

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EMPLOYEE GIFT MATCHING

Many companies offer employee gift matching to help stretch the charitable donations their employees support.

Here’s a list of Seattle-based gift matching companies that have employees who give to TAF:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Boeing
  • Microsoft
  • Expedia
  • IBM
  • Starbucks
  • Wells Fargo

Please check with your benefits department to see whether you can make your gift go farther through matching.

If your company offers gift matching, first make your donation, and then submit the appropriate paperwork in order for TAF to receive the company match.

CASH OR CHECK BY MAIL

Perhaps mailing in a cash or check donation is more convenient for you. Here’s how you can address your gift:

Technology Access Foundation
Attn: Development
605 SW 108th Street
Seattle, WA 98118

Once we receive your tax-deductible donation, we’ll mail you an acknowledgment letter that you can keep for your tax records.

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