Ways of Giving

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Ways of Giving

Invest in the Future

Your support touches the lives of hundreds of San Francisco students and helps set them on the path to college. Every gift makes an impact and helps to ensure that Gateway will continue to live its mission. By sending nearly every graduate to college year after year, our schools are changing the life trajectories of its students and their families.  Thank you for making a difference!

Online Gifts

Make a one-time or recurring gift by credit card on our secure giving page.


Give By Mail

Gateway gratefully accepts donations by check. You may mail your contribution to us at:

Gateway Public Schools
Development Office
1430 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA  94115

Please make checks payable to Gateway Public Schools


Gifts of Stock

Making a stock donation is an investment in Gateway that can also help you avoid capital gains and reduce income tax burden. 

If your securities are held in a brokerage account, please provide your brokerage firm with the following information and request that they share your contact information with us so we may properly thank you: 


DTC: 0164

CODE#: 40



Bank Wire

If you have any questions regarding wiring money directly to Gateway, please contact Director of Development and Outreach Chanda Lockhart at (410) 533-2411 or [email protected].

Donate by Phone

Gateway staff are working remotely through at least June 1, 2020. If you would like to donate by phone, please call the cell phone of Chanda Lockhart, Director of Development and Outreach, for assistance at at (410) 533-2411 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5pm PST.

Matching Gifts

Often companies will double — or even triple — their employees’ charitable contributions, increasing the impact of your gift. Some employers also match gifts made by retirees, spouses and board members

Donor Advised Funds

If you have a donor-advised fund (DAF), making gifts to Gateway is fast and easy! Donating appreciated, noncash assets through your DAF can be a tax-wise way to support Gateway while eliminating capital gains taxes. Contact your DAF representative for more information. Gateway’s nonprofit tax ID number is 94-3278357.

Attend an Event

Visit our Events page for more information on Gateway’s current fundraising events.

Make A Planned Gift

There are many flexible planned giving options that can benefit both your financial and philanthropic goals. Some examples may include:

  • Giving through bequests: By including a bequest provision to Gateway in your will, you can support Gateway while retaining control of your assets during your lifetime. Below is sample language to make a bequest to Gateway:

“I hereby give [$_________ / ___% of the residue of my estate / the residue of my estate] to Gateway Public Schools, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, for its general purposes.”

We also suggest including the following official identification information:

Gateway Public Schools
1430 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Tax ID Number 94-3278357

  • Giving retirement assets: By naming Gateway as a beneficiary of your retirement assets (e.g., IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement accounts), you may save your estate from paying income and estate taxes on those assets
  • Giving life insurance policies: By naming Gateway as an owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you may be able to claim tax deductions for your gift

This information is not intended to be legal or tax advice. Donors are encouraged to consult with an attorney or other professional advisors in making a bequest to Gateway.  

Please let us know once you have arranged a gift. We would be honored to recognize your generosity and the continued impact you will have on Gateway students.

Donate Goods or Services

We welcome in-kind contributions of supplies, goods, and services that help us reduce our costs and continue to provide a high-quality education for students in San Francisco. Please note that all donations are subject to review. Contact Director of Development and Outreach, Chanda Lockhart ([email protected]) to learn more about what our current needs are.

Sustain Your Gift

Becoming a monthly donor helps ensure consistency of giving and could be an easy budgeting tool for donors. Your consistent gift will help us sustain the work we do with students in San Francisco.

Want to learn more?

For more information about making a contribution to Gateway, please contact Chanda Lockhart, Director of Development and Outreach.

Phone:  415.749.3600 ext 4452

Email:   [email protected]gatewaypublicschools.org