DONATIONS & FUNDRAISERS
HODIE DETERMINAT CRAS
TODAY DETERMINES TOMORROW
Merit Academy is in its start-up phase and, as is common with other non-profit contract or charter schools of choice, we need seed funding and donations. Start up funding usually averages a minimum of $400,000 in year one, and $150,000 each year for years two through five, until the school reaches maturity. These costs include hiring, professional development, technology, curriculum, security, classroom furniture, library materials, art and music supplies, transportation, and other start-up/expansion expenses.
There is little to no seed funding through government entities for these start-up costs. Many grants are geared to urban, and not rural, school choice options.
We have tremendous support by many community members. There is an overwhelming desire for a virtues-based, classical, Core Knowledge, parent/community-led school in the area. However, to truly be successful, our 501c3 school also needs financial support.
While we are actively seeking grants for implementation and seed funding, there are several ways for individuals and companies to contribute to the classical education of our local children:
Buy A Brick
Company & Individual Donations
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BUY A BRICK
Our main community fundraiser for year one is our Buy A Brick fundraiser. For $100, you can buy a 4x8" brick with three lines of inscription. For $200, you can purchase an 8x8" brick with six lines of inscription. These will be assembled as the Merit Academy's Wall of Fame and Walk of Fame.
This is a great way to begin the Merit Academy tradition and see your family's legacy! The wall and walk will be built after year two, when we finalize our permanent facilities.
COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS
Many individuals or companies set aside a portion of their income or profits to donate to charities. Merit Academy is a nonprofit, 501c3 charity. Your donations would be dedicated to the curriculum, personnel, and start-up costs needed to provide our children with a classical education founded on our five core virtues in pursuit of beauty, truth and good.
If you make a donation, please contact us so that we may discuss the nature of your donation and opportunity for recognition:
You can also mail a check to
739 Gold Hill Pl.
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Click on the PayPal Donate button below to make a one-time or monthly donation, or pass along our nonprofit GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/47efe4d1
While it is not uncommon for a new charter or choice school to start with the generous, substantial donation of an angel donor, Merit Academy has not had such a financial foundation. GIven this, it is not too late for philanthropic donations to make a significant impact on the successful launch of Merit Academy. In fact, the timing is perfect and the need is still great.
If you know corporations or foundations that support school choice and may be eager to provide a momentous contribution to the start-up of Merit Academy (a 501c3 charity) please connect us to them through firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to discuss the nature of the donation and opportunity for recognition.
Our Donor recognition is as follows:
Freedom level: $50,000 = sponsor the lobby and entrance w/ your name on a plaque
Independence level: $20,000 = sponsor the House Cup with your name on the cup base
Constitution level: $10,000 = sponsor a classroom with your name on a plaque in that room
Patriot level: $1,000 = your name on a group plaque to be displayed at the Assembly Hall.
Bricks = $100 or $200 each