Everything we call “ours” in this world really belongs to God. After supporting your local church, we ask you to prayerfully consider sharing some of the blessings God has given you with GRACE Christian School. Helping to equip tomorrow’s leaders with academic excellence from a biblical worldview is a gift that honors our Creator and has eternal implications.
GRACE Christian School receives no financial support from federal, state, or local governments. Additionally, as a non-denominational and independent school, we receive no church subsidies. Our entire budget is funded solely through the tuition and fees paid by our GRACE families.
All financial contributions are greatly appreciated and will have a direct impact on the lives of our students. GRACE Christian School is a 501c3 organization, so all gifts are tax-deductible. Our federal tax ID number is available upon request to our donors.
Checks can be sent to GRACE at 1101 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
We are aware that throughout the school year, many financial requests are made of you. We would like you to better understand these requests so that you can make informed decisions throughout the year.
The GRACE Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is the most important area of fundraising for GRACE and provides the resources to make improvements to our campus facilities, instructional technology, and professional development opportunities that otherwise would have to be delayed or eliminated. While GRACE accepts Annual Fund donations throughout the year, the school encourages participation at three times during the school year:
- Annual Fund Campaign (Fall)
- End of Year Giving (End of December)
- Celebrate GRACE Fundraising Event (Early Spring)
There are several methods to participate in the Annual Fund in addition to individual donations, including affinity program participation, corporate gift matching, and business partnerships.
Affinity programs rebate a percentage of your purchase to the charity of your choice. In addition to amazon.com, almost all the local grocery stores participate in some sort of give-back program. If you have not already done so this year, take a moment to use the instructions listed below to link your account to GRACE. Note: Most grocery store programs require families to re-link your account each school year. You can also download No Effort Fundraising if you would prefer a hard copy of the information below.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Select GREATER RALEIGH AREA CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, INC. to designate GRACE as your charitable organization.
Box Tops for Education
Each box top is worth 10¢ for our school! Look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products, clip, and submit to either campus office. No registration or linking is required, although you can earn bonus box tops by joining on the Box Tops website. Search for 27606 (swipe left to see the full list of schools) and select GRACE.
Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn. Link your VIC card to GRACE by selecting 2768 GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL RALEIGH on the Harris Teeter Together in Education Webpage. Note: You MUST re-link every year!
With Cart to Class, Lowes Foods designated schools will be rewarded based on the amount of Lowes Foods Private Label items you purchase. Select GRACE from the eligible school list on the Lowe’s Back 2 Schools website.
Through Publix Partners, all purchases made at Publix will help earn money for our school. For every $37,500 spent cumulatively by GRACE families, Publix will award GRACE $250. Pick up a Publix Partner bar code card at either campus reception desk and scan it at check out.
Our Shutterfly Storefront is a great way for parents, teachers, and staff to earn money for GRACE - without the time commitment of a traditional fundraiser. You simply use this unique URL to shop and GCS receives an 8% commission on every order! It's that easy.
Corporate Gift Matching
Many corporations match their employee's donations to nonprofits in order to support charitable giving and extend corporate philanthropy. Matching donations is free money that nonprofits often miss out on because of the limited information from donors’ employers, complex corporate giving programs, and the process itself is usually unknown by employees.
In light of this, GRACE now subscribes to a service named Double the Donation to make it easier for GRACE families to find out if their companies provide corporate gift matching.
Go to Double the Donation's Website to locate your company for instructions and forms on how to multiply your donation for GRACE. Below is a partial list of the top employers in the Raleigh-Durham area that have gift matching programs.
Companies that Participate in Corporate Matching
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
- Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T)
- Citrix Systems
- Credit Suisse
- Duke Energy
- Eli Lilly & Company
- Fidelity Investments
- Merck & Company
- Red Hat, Inc.
- SAS Institute
- Time Warner and Subsidiaries (Synapse, Time, Turner, Warner Bros)
- United Airlines
- Wells Fargo & Company
- Xerox Corporation
GRACE is grateful for the local business owners who support us throughout the year. Please visit our Business Partnership Page to learn more about this program and the companies that are already participating.
Thank you for taking the time to review this information. We hope that this is helpful as we begin the new school year and we ask that you begin now to prayerfully consider how you can support the GRACE Annual Fund.
Gifts of all kinds are welcome, including cash, property, and securities. Additionally, there are many forms of planned giving (such as bequests, trusts, and annuities) that may be explored. To discuss this type of gift to GRACE, please contact our CFO, Karen O’Conner, at KOConner@GRACEChristian.net.