"I decided to invest in Capital City not simply for the students who are fortunate enough to attend this school, but because it is a model that can be replicated in other schools to help students throughout our city."
— Rob Falk, Former Capital City Board Member
You can support Capital City’s mission through one of many ways. Donate now through our secure online donation site or text CAPITALCITYPCS to 707070 (message and data rates may apply). You can make a one-time gift or a monthly recurring gift. Checks can be sent to Capital City Public Charter School, Attn: Development Office, 100 Peabody St. NW; Washington, DC 20011.
We are a financially diverse community, and any amount you contribute is greatly appreciated. Capital City is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
For questions, more information, or to make a donation, please contact Ms. Pamela McKinney, at 202.808.9748 or email@example.com .
2020 brought unprecedented challenges. While school may look different in our 20th year, our well-rounded, innovative program that educates the whole child and supports families and alumni with the ultimate goal of achieving academic justice is stronger than ever.
Hear what brings our students and teachers joy this school year.
Hear our students’ and teachers’ vision for Capital City’s next 20 years.
Donations to Capital City provide the education, resources, and opportunities our community needs now while we simultaneously assess the impact of the pandemic on our students and families and support our community through post-pandemic recovery. Any donation, of any amount, supports our comprehensive, high-quality program.
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You can also support our seniors through the Community Values Scholarship! Your donation can help alumni with college expenses.
Specific Ways to Show Your Support:
- Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is our primary fundraising campaign. Gifts are received from parents (Family & Friends Giving Fund), staff, board, foundations, organizations, and others in the community between July 1 – June 30. These funds help to support resources that include providing our students with challenging learning expeditions and intellectually engaging fieldwork, high-quality arts instruction, free after-school sports and extracurricular activities, and intensive and ongoing professional development for our dedicated teachers.
Pledge payments can be made monthly or quarterly any time between July 1 – June 30. Monthly recurring donations can be charged to your credit/debit card through our secure, online donation site.
- Combined Federal Campaign, #26009
You can donate to Capital City PCS through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Our CFC # is 26009.
- Rewards Programs – Local Shopping
Register your store cards to earn money for Capital City while you shop. Your grocery store cards can earn extra cash for Capital City! See this link for how to register at various local and online stores (including smile.amazon.com) and note that for many you must renew every year. These programs earn Capital City hundreds of dollars each year.
- Support the Parent School Association (PSA)
You can directly support the work of our PSA. Use this link and designate your donation to the PSA at the bottom of the donation page.
- Stock Transfer
Charitable contributions and transfers of stock are routinely wired electronically from a benefactor’s personal or professional bank account through an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to a Capital City PCS account. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.808.9748 for more information.
- Planned Giving
Donors can include a bequest to Capital City in one’s will or trust. Such gifts often offset estate taxes and can be made in a specific amount, as a percentage of your estate, or as a residual portion of the estate. We also accept charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of real estate and gifts of life insurance.
- Workplace Giving
Donors can designate Capital City for automatic contributions through various workplace-giving campaigns such as the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). In the meantime, ask your employer whether they participate in a workplace matching gift program.
- In-kind Gifts
By providing an in-kind donation, you have the opportunity to make a unique contribution that may be eligible for a tax deduction without a cash commitment. For more information about how you can make an in-kind donation, please contact our development office at email@example.com or 202.808.9748.
Capital City Expenses for the 2020-2021 School Year
Capital City is committed to transparent fiscal responsibility. The D.C. Public Charter School Board has commended Capital City year after year for its fiscal responsibility. The non-profit database Candid recommends to donors that an organization should spend no more than 24% of its budget on administrative costs; Capital City spends far less.
Top photo of Capital City students courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action