What to Give

Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. From your standpoint, your contribution is no fuss, no bother. The Foundation will put your gift to work without delay to support teacher grants, student scholarships or special initiatives.

Checks should be made payable to the Spring ISD Education Foundation. You may include a note specifying your intent to support a given endowment or scholarship program. Otherwise, your gift will be used wherever it is needed the most.

  • General Gifts – Cash or credit card donations given at any time. These gifts may memorialize or honor family, friends and Spring ISD staff members.
  • Restricted Gifts – Donations restricted for a certain Foundation-supported program such as teacher grants or student scholarships.
  • Matching Gifts – A smart way to double or even triple the impact of your gift!
    • Knowing if your employer has a matching gift policy could potentially double or even triple the impact of your gift to Spring ISD Education Foundation. Several employers worldwide match the charitable contributions of their employees. To find out if your employer has a matching gift policy, check with your human resources or corporate philanthropy department.
    • Annual Fund Campaign – Gifts or pledges planned each year to support the Foundation in reaching the yearly fundraising goal.

Other ways to give include:

Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for more than one year. Making a gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help our organization while realizing many important benefits for yourself.

Real Estate
Your property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. From townhouses to farmland, many types of real estate assets can be donated to qualified charitable organizations like ours. You’ll be helping a good cause, enjoying tax benefits and potentially setting up a lifetime stream of income or saving money for your heirs.

Closely Held Stock
A donation of your closely held stock can be a fine way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while realizing valuable tax benefits.

Tangible Personal Property
Many items of tangible personal property make suitable charitable gifts. The available tax deduction depends on whether or not the organization that receives the property will use it in a way that is related to its tax-exempt purpose.

Retirement Plan Assets
Do you have money saved in an employee retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity? Each of these retirement plan assets contains income that has yet to be taxed. Your beneficiaries will owe the income tax at your death, totaling up to 35 percent, which may be reason enough to consider giving your loved ones less heavily taxed assets and leaving your retirement plan assets to charity instead.

Savings Bonds
There’s more than one way to turn your savings bonds into a generous donation while reducing the tax liability generated by these secure investments.

Life Insurance Death Benefits
Your need for life insurance changes as time passes, making way for a new opportunity for its use. If you no longer need the coverage to protect your loved ones, consider changing your policy’s beneficiary to support our work.

Additionally with both Estate Planning and Planned Giving, dedicated donors may leave a legacy with the Foundation to support future generations of Spring ISD students and teachers. To learn more about ways to support our scholarship and grant efforts, please contact a board member of the Foundation: Spring Independent School District | 16717 Ella Blvd. | Houston, Texas 77090 | Phone: (281) 891-6012 | Fax: (281) 891-6338

Tax Information:
All contributions to the Spring ISD Education Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and directly benefit Spring ISD. The foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors who include local business, corporate and respected community leaders. Our Form 990s, filed each year to the IRS, are available for public inspection by calling the Foundation at 281-891-6013. Our Tax Identification Number is 76-0383444.