“We only have what we give.”

–Isabelle Allende

Urban Prairie Waldorf School is sustained and enriched by the charitable donations of our families and greater community.  Your gift strengthens the school’s operating budget, allowing us to retain the highest quality teachers, continue to develop and improve our new campus, and provide the very best programming for our students.

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Ways to Give

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the primary way that the UPWS community makes charitable donations to the school.  Urban Prairie is sustained by the support of our whole community, and we seek 100% Annual Fund participation of the Board of Trustees, faculty, and Urban Prairie families.  Please make Urban Prairie your highest giving priority while your child is enrolled in our school.

Matching Gifts

Many Chicago-area employers provide full or partial matching funds for your charitable donations.  Request a matching gift form from your company’s HR office and submit it with proof of your donation.  If you have any questions, a member of our fundraising team will be happy to help you.  Contact donations@urbanprairie.org

Appreciated Securities

If you own long-term appreciated stock that is subject to capital gains tax liability, you can avoid the tax by making a gift of your appreciated stock to Urban Prairie Waldorf School. The benefits of gifting your appreciated stock include no capital gains tax on the appreciation, receiving a charitable deduction equal to the full value of your stock gift to UPWS, and supporting the education of a child you love.  To learn more email the UPWS Development Office at development@urbanprairie.org.

Amazon Smile

When you purchase eligible products at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price back to UPWS! Click here to sign-up for free and register to support UPWS.

Facebook Fundraiser

Get your friends to donate to a cause you care about by starting a fundraiser on Facebook! It’s easy to do, and no fees are charged for fundraisers supporting non-profits, so 100% of donations go to UPWS. Click here to start your fundraiser today!

In-Kind Donations

Having recently moved into our new campus, we have a long wishlist of items that will help to make our new house into a “home.”  You can find our wishlist here.