Donate to Alta Vista School

The form below will allow you to make your donation to the 2021–2022 Annual Fund online, using echeck or credit card.


There are many ways to support AVS, however, and many have significant tax advantages. Please see a list of other common ways to give on this page, along with instructions. If you have another giving method in mind or have any questions about your gift, please reach out to the Advancement Office by email, and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible!

Thanks for considering a gift to AVS!

Not ready to give yet? That's OK. We accept pledges to give, payable through June 30 of the current academic year, and we count those who've pledged among our supporters immediately!
Online Giving Form
Annual Fund Giving Levels
Other Ways to Give

Paper checks

Make out your check to Alta Vista School, note in the memo area what your gift is meant for (e.g., Annual Fund or Gala), and then mail your check:

Alta Vista School Advancement Office

450 Somerset Street

San Francisco, CA 94134

Appreciated securities

Donating gifts of appreciated securities like stocks and mutual funds that have been held for more than 12 months can be advantageous to many donors. The document Gifts of Appreciated Securities contains detailed instructions on how donors can complete a stock gift.


AVS accepts many forms of cryptocurrency through our Coinbase account

Donor-advised funds (DAFs)

Directing a gift through a donor-advised fund is relatively simple with most providers:

  • When specifying the organization, please make sure you've selected ALTA VISTA SCHOOL INC. with the tax identification number 27-2889011.

  • Please specify the following address for the fund to mail the check to the paper check address listed above. (If the fund requires a name for the letter to be addressed to, please use Michael Lavigne Jr., Director of Advancement)

  • When asked to designate a purpose for the funds, please indicate Annual Fund or Gala. Alternatively, you can choose the where needed most default option with most funds; AVS's policy is to apply gifts with that designation to the Annual Fund.

  • Once you've recommended the gift to your provider, please notify the AVS team via email of the details and, if possible, provide the receipt or confirmation. (While not required, this helps ensure gifts are properly documented when received.)

  • If there are any issues – or if your donor-advised fund needs any documentation from AVS – please email the Advancement Office with the specifics of what they need, and we'll make sure everything is set from there.

Making a pledge

A pledge is simply a promise to make a gift – through any of the above methods (except DAFs*) – before the end of the Annual Fund campaign. A donor may make a pledge online or in writing (emails and texts count). A pledge must include the donor’s name, the amount of the pledge, and the intended date of their payment (or dates for installments). Verbal pledges cannot be accepted or recorded.

* Donors cannot make pledges to give through donor-advised funds because of the nature of those organizations. We will, however, note your intent to give once you've recommended the grant from your DAF.