Ways to Give

Change Lives

Thank You For Your Support

Gifts to our Annual Fund support signature programs like the Liberty Teaching Fellowship and KIPP Forward, along with providing our students with additional access to technology, extracurricular activities, and ensuring that we can retain the best teachers in the city.

There are many ways you can give to KIPP Philadelphia and support our students as they journey to and through college and career! See below for more details.

How to Donate via Credit Card

Credit Card or EFT: Donate online here.

How to Donate via Check

Check: Checks can be made payable to: “KIPP Philadelphia Schools.” Please mail your donation to the following address:

KIPP PhiladelphiA Schools

Attn: Development
5070 Parkside Avenue, Suite #3500D
Mailbox 41
Philadelphia, PA 19131

How to Donate via United Way and other Employee Giving Campaigns

Payroll Deductions: Regular payroll deductions can be taken automatically at your workplace as part of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s (UWGPSNJ) Donor Choice Program. KIPP Philadelphia Schools’ Donor Choice ID number is 51002.

Corporate Giving: If your company runs a workplace campaign and you wish to make a pledge that will be counted towards the campaign, please email development@kippphiladelphia.org.

Donate Stocks

We are happy to accept gifts of stock. Our broker information is listed below-please email development@kippphiladelphia.org to alert us of your intended donation.

Please deliver these securities via the Depository Trust Corporation (DTC) 8862—MERRILL LYNCH 83A-02344 “KIPP Administrative Service Corporation.”

Correspondence should be directed to:
ATTN: Cecilia Shelton
Menashe Morley Group
Merrill Lynch
5951 La Sendita, BLDG A
PO Box 7297
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
P: (858) 381-8116

Match Your Gift

DOUBLE your impact by ensuring that you take advantage of your employer’s matching gift program. The majority of Fortune 500 companies have matching gift programs.

Simply visit your personnel office to ask if your company matches charitable donations. If they do, fill out the matching gift form completely and turn it in.

When you make your gift to KIPP, please let us know the contact information for your company’s matching gift program and we will be sure to follow up and make sure the matching gift comes through.

EITC - Business Tax Credit

Make your tax dollars work for KIPP Philadelphia Schools!

What is EITC? The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) is a national model providing greater access to high quality education through public/private collaboration. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers businesses in the state an opportunity to reduce their tax liability by contributing to registered organizations such as KIPP. Your gift to KIPP can generate tax credits from 75% of your contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per tax year. This can be increased to 90% of the contribution if your business pledges to provide the same amount for two taxable years.

Why tax credits? Tax credits are more attractive than a standard charitable donation. While deductions reduce your amount of taxable income, tax credits reduce your actual tax bill. Tax credits are utilized after your tax liability is established.

Is my business eligible? If your business is authorized to operate in Pennsylvania and pays one of the following taxes, you can register to be eligible for the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Share Tax
  • Titles Insurance Companies Share Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
  • Personal Income Tax of Corporation Shareholders or Partnership Partners

How do I register my business? Eligible businesses may apply online each year by July 1st for new EITC-approved organizations or May 15th for existing EITC-approved organizations. For current information on the EITC program and the application, click here. Please note that applications are approved on a first-come, first served basis. The PA Department of Community and Economic Development will advise applicants directly if their request is approved.

Memorial Donations

When a loved one passes, you may wish to have friends make donations to KIPP in lieu of flowers. In this case, please email development@kippphiladelphia.org to set up a Memorial Fund in the name of your loved one. Your friends can contribute online or by check, as long as they indicate the name of the Memorial Fund or just the name of your loved one in the memo.

  1. We will send an acknowledgement letter to each donor, recognizing that their gift was in honor of your loved one and letting them know that you’ve been notified of their gift.
  2. You will receive an updated list with names and addresses of contributors to the fund.
  3. You will receive a report at year’s end with a complete list and the total contributed in honor of your loved one.
  4. You are invited to visit KIPP Philadelphia Schools at any time to meet with our CEO, Natalie Wiltshire, and discuss the impact of donations in honor of your loved one.

Fund a Classroom Project

Donors Choose is a website that allows our teachers to request materials for their classrooms beyond what is provided in the school’s annual budget. Teachers can request books for reading clubs, expensive technology, additional hands-on science materials, and items to play with during recess. Through this site, you can fund teachers’ project directly! To fund a classroom project of an individual teacher:

  1. Go to http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/search.html
  2. On the left side of the page, under location, click STATE and then Pennsylvania.
  3. Also on the left side of the page, click CITY, and then Philadelphia.
  4. Finally, click SCHOOL, then scroll down to KIPP – any KIPP schools with projects listed will be available here.


Interested in sponsoring a building, classroom or event?
Contact development@kippphiladelphia.org

Planned Giving

We hope you’ll consider including a gift to KIPP Philadelphia Schools in your will or living trust. For more information, email development@kippphiladelphia.org.

For more information on other ways to give, contact development@kippphiladelphia.org.