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What is the Discovery Fund?
The Discovery Fund is an annual campaign. Discovery's annual giving program supports the School's fiscal-year operations with unrestricted, immediate funds that supplement tuition to cover the cost of educating each child. The Discovery Fund makes a significant impact and immediate difference for the School.
 
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OUR GOAL IS TO REACH 100% PARENT PARTICIPATION.
 
Why are Gifts to the Discovery Fund so Important?
Discovery Fund gifts, large and small, make possible the enhanced resources and programs that make each student's education at Discovery unique and powerful.
 
How Can I Donate?
Donating is easy and gifts can be made several ways.
 
To Donate Online: 
To Donate via Check:
Checks made payable to The Discovery School can be mailed to:

The Discovery School, Inc.
102 15th Street South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

What are the Giving Levels? 
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Innovators         $10,000 and above
Peacemakers     $5,000 - $9,999
Explorers           $2,500 - $4,999
Leaders             $1,200 - $2,499
FRIENDS CIRCLE
Risk Takers         $750 - $1,199
Inquirers            $500 - $749
Thinkers             $250 - $499
Communicators   up to $249
 
Tax Information: 
(EIN): 59-3020308
The Discovery School is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees.
  

Why Give?

What am I Supporting When I Make a Donation to the Discovery Fund?
  • Financial Aid
    1 in 7 Discovery students receives some form of financial aid.

  • Youth Philanthropy
    Philanthropic work with White Oak Conservation to support an endangered species.

  • Faculty Excellence
    Training and professional development opportunities for our faculty and staff.

  • Technology
    Purchase and integration of state-of-the-art technology and upgrades. 

  • Curricular Programs
    Provides our students with enriching experiences such as STEaM, Art, and Garden. 

  • 'Where Discovery Needs it Most'

  

Matching Gifts

What are Matching Gifts? 

Matching gifts are donations made by your employer to a non-profit organization to match a donation you made to that organization. Even retirees and spouses can have their gifts matched for many companies.

Why Matching Gifts?
An employer matching gift program is usually set up by companies in order to encourage philanthropy and generally comes out of foundation funds set aside for this purpose. With minimal effort, you can double the impact that your contribution has for Discovery.

How do I apply for a Matching Gift from my Employer? 
To obtain a matching gift, notify your company that you made a donation. This can usually be done through your company's employee website portal or through your company’s HR department.

What Information Do I Need?
Our name, address, and Employer Identification Number (EIN) are usually necessary to complete a matching gift. You may also need information about your donation, which is found on the charitable gift receipt Discovery sends in response to each gift. We are happy to provide this information directly to your employer matching program administrator.

  
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