One of the easiest ways to help Christian Academy is with your financial donations of any amount. We’ve made it easy for you to donate- just click on the buttons below to donate online or by mail!

Christian Academy of Prescott is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All contributions are tax deductible.

Please note: donations to CAP itself are tax-deductible, not a tax credit.  If you wish to get a tax credit, please see the “Tax Credit Donations” section of this page.

 

 

Financial

Giving Opportunities

Some people want to help with direct financial gifts. Here are some things to consider. You will want to read about tax considerations in the section below first.

Tax Considerations

In Arizona, there are several tax credit options if donations are given to benefit private schools such as Christian Academy of Prescott.  (Note: Donations must be made to a qualifying student tuition organization to count as a tax credit; donations made directly to Christian Academy are considered charitable donations rather than tax credit donations).  Below are some of the organizations we use that can make your donation count as a tax credit:

Christian Scholarship Foundation (CSF) This is a nonprofit scholarship fund established to receive your tax credit as per the Arizona Tax Code.  Their purpose is to provide scholarships to students who attend Christian schools in the Prescott area.  These scholarships are based on financial need.  Visit CSF online at http://www.csf-info.net/contribution.html.

Arizona Tuition Organization (AZTO) This is a nonprofit scholarship fund that offers monthly grant disbursements to partnering schools such as CAP, students, and families.  Scholarships are awarded primarily on financial need.  Grants are funds in which a donor recommends a specific child.  For more information visit http://www.azto.org/ or contact AZTO  at admin@azto.org.

Tuition Organization for Private Schools (TOPS) TOPS was formed by individuals committed to giving every child the opportunity to receive a private education.  It is a nonprofit organization that utilizes credits from the State of Arizona to assist students in Christian schools.  Contact them at www.topsforkids.com.

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO) Since its inception in 1998, ACSTO has awarded scholarships of more than $15 million to help children pay their Christian school tuition.  Nearly 20,000 visionary Arizona taxpayers have made this possible by donating to ACSTO, and taking advantage of Arizona’s unique opportunity to receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit against their Arizona state income tax.  For more information, see their website at www.ACSTO.com.

Institute for Better Education (IBE) This is a non-profit scholarship fund that offers scholarships and grants to children who desire a private education.  Scholarships are awarded primarily on financial need.  Grants are funds in which a donor recommends for a specific child.  For more information visit them online at www.ibescholarships.org.

Arizona School Choice Trust (ASCT) ASCT exclusively serves low-income children and low-income children who are also disabled and/or displaced. For more information, please visit: http://www.asct.org.

School Choice Arizona, Inc. (SCAI) SCAI awards scholarships to children of low to modest-income families and/or military families, and requires that children are either starting kindergarten at a private school or are switching from a public school.  For more information, please visit: http://schoolchoicearizona.org/.

Arizona Leadership Foundation This scholarship provides assistance to low-income families and families with disabled/displaced children.  For more information, please visit: http://arizonaleader.org/.

Arizona Tuition Connection Arizona Tuition Connection has three scholarships available: 1) Original Tax Credit Scholarship; 2) Overflow/PLUS Tax Credit Scholarship which includes children switching schools, entering kindergarten, active military families stationed in Arizona and those who have previously received corporate or Overflow/PLUS scholarships; and 3) Low Income Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship for those families that meet the low family income requirements.  For more information, please visit www.arizonatuitionconnection.com or call 480-409-4106.

 

More information on all of these organizations can be found at the CAP office.

Donation Options

Christian Academy of Prescott is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All contributions are tax deductible.

CASH: Gifts of cash, checks, or credit/debit cards are the simplest and most popular means to donate. Please make your checks payable to Christian Academy of Prescott.  Click here to download a form to fill out and mail in with your donation, or click on “Donate Now” to the left to donate online.

GIFTS-IN-KIND: You can donate items for school use, such as computers, office furniture, classroom supplies, and library books to enhance our facilities and programs. Other items of value may be used for fund raising events or sold with Christian Academy benefitting from the proceeds. Please contact the Head of School at 928-445-2565.

SECURITIES: Bonds, stocks, and mutual funds are easy to donate to Christian Academy and have several advantages for the donor: you receive a full charitable deduction for the fair market value of the gift; you avoid long-term capital gain tax; and there is no commission in the sale or transfer. CAP has a brokerage account for easy transfer. Please contact the Christian Academy Business Office at 928-445-2565 or e-mail christianacademy@capprescott.com. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, so please enable JavaScript to receive further stock transfer information.

MEMORIAL AND HONORARY GIFTS: Memorial and/or honorary gifts are a wonderful way to give tribute to a loved one. Such gifts may be applied to an endowment fund or may receive recognition through other agreed upon areas. Engraved bricks, plaques and other naming options are available. The family of those honored will be informed of the gift and receive a certificate suitable for framing honoring them.

ANNUITY OR INSURANCE POLICY: Designating Christian Academy as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy is a way to make a gift of a significant future impact. Your premium payments are tax deductible. Annuity contracts can also be donated with the face value being tax deductible.

PLANNED GIVING: Planned gifts are commitments made by you but not actually realized by Christian Academy until some future date. They range from simple agreements to complex trusts. You may name Christian Academy in your will or trust. To assist you with these bequests, Christian Academy is privileged to have an estate attorney who has made his services available pro bono. In the event you need this support, please advise our office.

If we can assist you in any way to make this process happen smoothly, please feel to contact us at the number or e-mail address above. Thank you for making Christian Academy a choice for your charitable contribution. We want you to know how much it is appreciated.

New Parents

At the Christian Academy of Prescott, we appreciate the opportunity to partner with parents to grow kids in Christ, and value the integral role of parents in education.  Parents are encouraged to get involved with our school through

  • Volunteering in the classroom as teacher helpers, room parents, field trip chaperones
  • Attending Chapel on Friday mornings  and school sponsored family activities
  • Becoming involved with Parent Teacher Fellowship

Parent – Teacher Fellowship

PTF is a group of parents, teachers, and administrators that meet every month (contact the office for details on upcoming meetings).  PTF’s goal is to create a sense of community and fellowship.  All CAP families are encouraged to attend.  We will be discussing upcoming activities, classroom participation and fundraising.  Come and see how you can be involved for your child’s school!

The Parent – Teacher Fellowship mission is 3 fold:

1. Unite the effort between Teachers and Parents to secure our students’ highest advantage in education (spiritual, physical, mental & social).

2. Support the school (spiritually, physically & monetarily) with Parents.

3. Encourage Parents to take an active interest in CAP – to build a close relationship between school and home.

In previous years, PTF financially supported the following items to make CAP a better place! 

Library Christmas Love Offering Science Curriculum
ASCI Conference Advertising Classrom Teachers Supplies
Music Program (K-8) Cricut End of School Party
Mid-High Catalina Trip Family Fun Nights Teacher Appreciation
Athletics Program Online Student Records Software Smart Board

Laps for Education:

The 2017 edition of Laps for Education was a great success – because of generous donors like you, we met and exceeded our goal!

Stay tuned for details on the 2018 Laps for Education fundraiser!  When the time comes, you can support students by clicking the “Make a Donation” button here: 

Earn Money For Christian Academy

Here at CAP, we have many different ways to raise money for our school, thanks to partnerships with Amazon, Fry’s, Coke, Tyson, and more!

Amazon Smile

For each purchase made with an Amazon account linked to Christian Academy’s Amazon Smile page, CAP receives a portion of the total purchase!  It’s simple and painless – and no cost to you or to us!  Just link your Amazon.com account to our Amazon Smile page at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1561474 and that’s it!  (You will have to shop through the Amazon Smile storefront – which is exactly the same as Amazon.com – but Amazon will remind you if you’re at the regular Amazon.com site.)

Box Top$ For Education

Clip the pink label featuring a yellow pencil (Box Top$) and turn them in to the office – or you can save them for one of our regular Box Top$ competitions that take place twice a year.  Just clip them out (make sure they’re not expired and that both the expiration date and the code in the top left corner, if applicable, are both visible) and bring ’em in- that’s it!  They are found on many different widely-used brands, so keep an eye out for them!

eScrip

eScrip is a fantastic and easy way to earn money effortlessly for students and academic programs at CAP.  Participating merchants contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty card, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to Christian Academy. It’s that easy!

Register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards at www.escrip.com, then choose Christian Academy of Prescott as your recipient (Group ID #: 500018584).  Participating merchants will make contributions based on your purchases. These contributions will be given to CAP on a monthly basis.

ESI, a california based corporation, is dedicated to establishing relationships between commerce and community to provide resources to organizations, such as CAP, that support the education of children. Because ESI places a tremendous value on the relationships it has with eScrip participants across the country, safe guarding personal information is one of their highest commitments. The eScrip program uses state-of-the-art technology, meeting strict requirements for safety and security for their customer support administration.  ESI’s best reference is the caliber of retailer that are entrusting ESI to run a quality, safe and very visible program using their names and their donations. Merchants include: Safeway, New Frontiers, Macy’s, Coco’s, AZ Republic, Eddie Bauer, American Airlines. Online Merchants include: Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lego, Babies R Us, Office Max, Best Buy, Land’s End, Nordstrom

Fry’s Food Stores

If you have a Fry’s VIP card and an online Fry’s account, you can link them to CAP.  Just link your online account to Christian Academy of Prescott (organization number 13578) and anytime you shop at Fry’s, CAP will get a portion of what you spent!

Tyson Chicken

Participating Tyson products have a Project A+ label on the package.  Clip the label and turn it in to the office, and CAP can earn 24 cents a label.

 

 

Volunteer

Opportunities

Please call the front office at (928) 445-2565 to find out about current volunteer opportunities.