Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Donors have several options to support Santiam Christian Schools. Donations to Santiam Christian Schools are tax deductible. Various options for giving are described below. 

If you have questions, please contact us at development@santiam.org or 541-745-5524 ext. 244

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“The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”  James 5:16

The consistent prayers in behalf of the school are invaluable to its success in providing a quality Christian education. The school welcomes and deeply values the support of prayer partners that include parents, grandparents, staff, and friends of the school. In addition, as part of the Moms In Touch International, SC mothers meet to pray for our students and the school. If you would like to be a part of this ministry group, contact the school office for additional details. 

Cash or Check

Cash gifts are the most common form of giving to the school. Although cash gifts are tax deductible, donors should contact their tax advisor for maximum allowable deductions in a given year and carry over options for future years. Checks should be made payable to Santiam Christian Schools. 
Mail or deliver to: 
Santiam Christian Schools
c/o Development
7220 NE Arnold Avenue
Adair Village, OR 97330

Company Matching Gifts

Many companies have matching gift programs in which the company matches the gifts made by employees. Donors should check with their own employer to determine if their employer participates in a matching gift program. 


Giving securities may be a very advantageous method of giving for many donors. A donor may receive favorable tax consequences by giving stocks that have appreciated. Santiam Christian Schools can accept readily marketable securities such as those traded on the stock exchange. Typically, such stocks will be sold immediately by the school. The value of the securities is determined based upon the date of the gift. 

Real Estate

Giving real estate that has appreciated in value allows the donor to receive credit for its present value as a deduction and avoide paying capital gains. A partial listing of real estate guidelines are show below:
If the donor intends to use the donation for tax purposes, a recent appraisal shall be submitted to the school. The appraised value of the property must be determined by an authorized appraisal firm according to IRS regulations. Title to the property donated is held in the name of Santiam Christian Schools. All real property donations are subject to the school board’s approval. Disposition of donated property is determined by the school board. Gifts of real property are accepted based upon benefits exceeding risks. In addition, the school considers the following factors: expenses and efforts required to hold, maintain, manage or dispose of the property. Real property must pass a Phase One environmental audit prior to acceptance. 

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are tangible gifts of personal property, such as furnishings, equipment, as well as business / professional services that can be of important value to the school. A tax benefit may be realized by the donor. The value of the donation is determined by the donor and according to IRS regulations. 

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is a unique opportunity for donors to utilize their estate as the source of a donation to the school. A donor considering a planned gift to the school should consult his/her financial advisor as to the best type of gift. 


Qualified Charitable Distributions from an IRA

If you're age 70½ or older, you generally must withdraw a minimum amount each year from your traditional IRAs.  You have the option to make that distribution tax free by directing it to the Santiam Christian Schools.   You can have all or part of your distribution made directly from your IRA to Santiam Christian Schools (up to $100,000 per taxpayer, per year). Unlike conventional Required Minimum Distributions, Qualifed Charitable Distributions aren't subject to ordinary federal income taxes.

These distributions can be a convenient way to support Santiam Christian Schools and get a tax break while meeting tax requirements for IRAs.  Unlike conventional RMDs, QCDs aren't subject to ordinary federal income taxes.  Be aware that you can't also claim the QCD as a charitable tax deduction—the amount is simply excluded from your taxable income.

We recommend you consult your tax professional for specific guidance as to how this relates to your tax situation.


Designation of Gifts

A donor may designate the intended use and purpose of the gift at the time of donation. Unrestricted gifts are used at the discretion of the board. 


Ways to give:  Donate online, Contact us, or Mail your gifts to: 

Contact or Mail Gifts:
Santiam Christian Schools
c/o Development
7220 NE Arnold Avenue
‚ÄčAdair Village, OR 97330 

e:  development@santiam.org 
f:  541-745-5524 ext. 244

Thank you for supporting Santiam Christian Schools.