Annual Giving Campaign

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world” by D. Tut

To sustain and enrich a Waldorf education for our children, we must rely on more than just tuition. Your generous expression of shared commitment and support ensures that DWS will be able to continue to offer an outstanding and inspiring education to our students today and for many years to come.

Annual Giving

DWS cultivates meaningful relationships between our teachers and students, creating a supportive and engaging environment of Waldorf community members. Additionally, we strive, through our multicultural education, to teach respect and an understanding of diversity within our community and our world.  

Give Today

It is a fully tax-deductible donation to the extent of IRS regulations.

How much should I give?

We ask everyone to give or raise as much as they can. We have developed a roadmap to reach our goals. The biggest single gift of $10,000 will be donated once we reach 100% participation.

If your budget allows or if you can commit to a fund-raising goal at any of the below thresholds, then please do. 

Families How Much Should I Give
1 $10,000
4 $2,500
25 $1,000
50 $500
35 $200
40 $100
50 $50

No gift is too small. We ask that each family gives what works for their budget. Every gift gets us closer to our goal and helps us secure the $10,000 grant.

What does my donation accomplish?

Your donation:

  • Helps limit tuition increases
  • Supports full programs
  • Strengthens faculty and staff compensation
  • Maintains an economically-diverse student population

Doesn’t tuition cover all expenses?

No, it does not. Tuition and fees are set at a level that will support the school’s programs and yet remain affordable to a broad range of families.

Annual Giving funds allow our school to provide a full Waldorf education: academics, games, foreign language, handwork, woodwork. music, gardening, drama, and fine arts.

How does an independent school differ financially from a public school?

Davis Waldorf School is a non-profit institution. We receive no state or federal funding. Therefore, all funding must come from tuition and fundraising efforts.

How do I obtain a matching gift?

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

Why give?

The generosity of the DWS community helps the school continue to thrive. Each day, our faculty and staff provide an oasis for our children where they are educated and nurtured.

We need your participation!

The Annual Giving Campaign raises money for:


The percentage of enrolled families participating is important: we receive a $10,000 grant if our school achieves 100% participation.

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The Davis Waldorf School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and every gift to the school is 100% tax-deductible to the extent of IRS regulations.

Ways to Donate

  • 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! (Scroll down to search for your company.)
  • Become a DWS Sustainer! Sign up to give monthly and help us make a difference all year long.

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.