Fundraising at Childpeace

DonateNowChildpeace is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization

Childpeace, like virtually all non-profit independent schools in the country, relies on a combination of tuition and fundraising revenue to support its daily operations and fulfill its mission. If you have any questions on ways to give at Childpeace, or would like additional information, contact us at 503-222-1197.

Leadership Circle

Cumulative donations of $2,500 or more throughout the school year are recognized at the Leadership Circle level. All Leadership Circle members are invited to a Spring Reception and program with the Head of School and Board Chair.

Childpeace Annual Appeal

The Annual Appeal is the name of our yearly foundational fundraiser. Every year we look to our trustees, parents, alumni, past parents, grandparents and friends for this essential tax-deductible support. The collected funds are spent on a discretionary basis to improve, strengthen and stabilize our school’s environment. It also allows us to respond quickly to the needs of the school not covered in our annual operating expenses. Through this appeal, we also collect needed restricted funds for Tuition Assistance, enhancing economic diversity amongst our student base.  

Annual Appeal Reply Form (PDF)
Corporate Matching Gift List (PDF)  

Childpeace Art Run

The Art Run is a fun-filled, community-building walk/jog-a-thon event to raise money for Childpeace educational arts programming. Ahead of the event, students and parents will be asked to obtain and collect pledges from family members, friends, and neighbors.

How to Give to Childpeace

Gifts by Check
Writing a personal check is a simple way to make a gift. Checks should be made out to Childpeace Montessori School and mailed to: 1516 NW Thurman Street, Portland, Oregon 97209

Gifts by Credit Card
Many parents, alumni and friends charge their gifts to a Visa, MasterCard or American Express account. To make a credit card donation, click on the Donate Now button at the top of the page.

Gifts of Stock
Donating stock and other securities to Childpeace is an easy and mutually beneficial way for families and friends to donate because of the substantial tax advantages.

The school maintains a Charles Schwab account that allows for direct stock transfer. Give your broker the following information:

Account Name: Childpeace Montessori Federal I.D. #: 93-0681409 Brokerage Account Number: 2280-7768 Transfer to: Schwab Charitable Donation Account DTC #: 0164 Telephone: 1-800-435-4000 Mailing Address: Charles Schwab and Company Attn: Transfer of Account PO Box 628291 Orlando, FL 32862-8291

Important: Notify or have your broker notify us at 503-222-1197, when you initiate an electronic transfer for donation of stock.

Childpeace will send a receipt acknowledging your gift in a timely fashion. It is advisable to keep this receipt for tax purposes.

Oregon Cultural Trust
Childpeace is also a qualified cultural partner with Oregon Cultural Trust: gifts to Childpeace and a corresponding matching gift to OCT qualify for an Oregon tax credit. Learn more here.

Matching Employer Gifts
Childpeace is eligible for most matching gifts from employers. Many companies will match donations made by their employees. In addition, some companies will make contributions based on time their employees volunteer at Childpeace.  Ask your company for details on how to receive an employer match for the charitable contributions you make to Childpeace.

Additional Information

To access the school's federal tax returns and other information related to our non-profit status, visit GuideStar.
Click here to download a copy of our federal non-profit status.

Nearly effortless ways to raise money for Childpeace

Donate your Vehicle

Click here to easily donate a vehicle (car, boat, plane, motorcycle, etc.) to Childpeace through Charity Connections. For more information contact Charity Connections at 503-239-7944 or contact us at 503-222-1197.

Start a Facebook Fundraiser

Whether you are celebrating a special day or person, a Facebook Fundraiser is an easy way to raise money for Childpeace. Visit our Facebook page, and click 'create' under Fundraisers, to get started.

Powell's Partners

Initiate your purchase through the portal on the Childpeace website and we receive a percentage of your purchases through Powell’s.

Purchase with purpose with Amazon Smile

Shop for back to school supplies at Amazon Smile and Amazon donates to Childpeace Montessori Community.

Our Mission

To guide the development of the whole child, socially and academically, through the principles of AMI Montessori education in an urban setting.