Donation Information

Donate to CAF Today!

Thank you so much for your support of Carlmont High School.  CAF relies on parents, community and businesses to bridge the gap between what is provided by the state and local funding and what they need to be ready in the classroom and ready for life.  You may choose to donate online by secure eCheck (electronic check) or by credit card.

Donors have the ability to cover your donation transaction fee, saving CAF money (2.89% transaction fee for credit cards or $0.50 for eChecks).  Or want to save everyone money?  We encourage you to donate using an electronic check if you can.  Credit card processing fees are $35.92 for a $1,200 donation and $89.49 for a $3,000 donation, though are ONLY $0.50 for any eCheck.

Monthly Giving

Prefer to spread out your donation?  It’s easy to set up a recurring monthly gift online.   We will charge your payment method monthly for the number of monthly you requested unless/until you say otherwise.  The suggested donation of $1,200 would be $100/month and a donation of $3,000 is $250/month.

Suggested Donation 

Donations of any amount help us reach our goal. Donations of $1,200 or more per student are suggested.

Leadership Circle Level

Individual or business donations of $3,000 or more are recognized as Leadership Circle member.  Contributions can be made as a one time or recurring gift, stock, and include donations matched by a corporate match.  To learn more about this program, visit CAF’s Leadership Circle page.

Corporate Matching

Many companies have matching gift program which match the donation you make.  It’s easy to do and we are here to help if you have questions.  Click here to learn more about corporate matching.

Business Sponsorship

Looking to join CAF’s Business Partnership program?  Click here to learn more and become a CAF Sponsor!

Donate by Mail

Prefer to mail CAF a check?  Include your email address and the name of your student(s) and mail the donation to:

Carlmont Academic Foundation
P.O. Box 104
Belmont, CA 94002

Donation Receipts and End of Year Tax Letters

You will receive a donation receipt via email each time your make a donation.  Please retain this receipt for your tax files.

Stocks & Donor-advised Funds

Appreciated securities are perhaps the most cost-effective assets to use in making a gift. When you transfer ownership of long-term holdings to CAF you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value — and you incur no capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits).

Prefer to donate to CAF from your Fidelity, Schwab, Stifel, Vanguard, or other donor-advised fund (DAF)?  DAFs are becoming more and more popular options for charitable donations.  Learn more about DAFs here.

Because electronic transfers are made without identifying the donor, please alert us in advance about the stock and number of shares you plan to give. You can do so by emailing our Operations team.  According to IRS regulations, the date of your gift corresponds to the date it arrives in our possession (for transfers from brokerage account to brokerage account).

Following is the information necessary to transfer stock to our account:

Account Name: Carlmont Academic Foundation
Tax ID Number: 26-0325796
Account Number: 67925482
Broker DTC Number: 0385
Broker: E*TRADE Financial Corporation

Fiscal vs. Calendar Year

Due to school budgeting cycles, the money that CAF raises every year supports the following school year. Like the school district, CAF’s fiscal year starts on July 1st and ends June 30th rather than coinciding with the calendar year. For example, donations that you make in November 2022 and April 2023 will benefit our students during the 2023-2024 school year. That’s why you may receive a request from us to donate in our new fiscal year even though you already donated during that calendar year.  If you have any questions about how much you have donated in either the fiscal or calendar year, feel free to email us at

Need to change your recurring donation?

If you need to stop or change your recurring donation, email us at donorservices@carlmontacademicfoundation.orgefer with the changes needed.  We are happy to help!

Not sure when you last donated to CAF?  Find your donations by…

If you aren’t sure what your last donation to CAF was or when you made it, we send an email with the subject “Thank you for your donation to CAF!” for each one-time donation to CAF.

Have any more questions?

Email us at