Ways to Give

The following options are the many ways to contribute to all our fundraising needs. Step One School is a non-profit organization; tax ID #95-3629939. The entirety of your gift is tax-deductible.


Credit Card

  • Give directly and immediately to Step One School, via Paypal.


  • Gifts by check provide the school with funds immediately available for use. Checks can be mailed to: Step One School, Attn: Development, 499 Spruce Street, Berkeley, CA 94708

Securities, Stock and other Property

  • Gifts of common stock allow donors to claim the fair market value of appreciated securities at the time the gift is made. For instructions on how to transfer your stock, contact our controller at 510-527-9021, ext. 12 or lolla@steponeschool.org.

Matching Gifts

  • You can easily increase the size of your gift, by participating in your company’s matching gift program. Obtain a matching gift form from your company, complete it, and return it to the Step One office.

United Way Designation

  • If you and your employer participate in a United Way giving program, you can designate the school as a recipient of United Way resources. Under the Donor Option plan you would designate “Step One Childcare”. The school’s United Way ID# is 11449.

Planned Giving

  • Opportunities such as bequests, life insurance, life income gifts and retirement assets are another way in which you and your family can support the school in the future and on a longer term basis. If you’d like to discuss any of these possibilities, please contact Step One School, Development Department, at 510-527-9021 or marisa@steponeschool.org.