Help change the course of students’ lives.
Give the gift of access and opportunity in education.
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.
Ways to give.
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.
Schedule a Recurring Gift
A Gift to Count On
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@Saghalie 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@Saghalie student
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.
Other Ways to Give
There are many ways to donate to TAF. Here’s some other options that might make the most sense to you:
TAF is registered through the following giving portals:
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
- 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
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.