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2021-2022 School Calendar

Your gift to Wissahickon ensures we can support the "whole child" through the challenges of the 2020-21 school year.

Thank you for supporting holistic, equitable education in Philadelphia at this critical moment!  

Make a gift today
Become a Spring 2021 Sponsor

By sponsoring Wissahickon in 2021, you're ensuring the continued existence of some of our most unique and impactful student programs: LEAP - Libraries, Environmental Education, Arts & Extracurriculars, and Peace & Justice.


Our LEAP programs are central to WCS's educational model, which is rooted in environmentalism, social justice, and the belief that ALL students deserve to learn.


For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Jess Pastore at

Cash or Check

Checks should be  made payable to "Wissahickon Foundation." Mail gifts to:

Wissahickon Charter School

P.O. Box 14227

Philadelphia, PA 19138

Credit Card

Contributions by credit card can be made using American Express®, Visa®, or MasterCard®. Necessary information includes the card number, the expiration date, security code, and the name as it appears on the card. This information may be entered via our online giving site.

Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts can double or triple the value of your gift. Check with your employer about matching gifts, as many companies match the philanthropic contributions of their employees. Obtain a form for a Matching Gift Request from your employer, fill out the portion to be completed by the donor, and mail the form to the School along with your gift.  We’ll take care of the rest!

Educational Improvement Tax Credit

The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) allows an eligible business owner to take a credit against PA taxes for up to 90% of the amount donated to The Wissahickon Foundation.  In simplest terms, it costs a business $1,000 to give $10,000.



Businesses authorized to do business in PA who are subject to one or more of these taxes:

Personal Income Tax

Corporate Net Income Tax

Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax

Bank Shares Tax

Title Insurance & Trust Companies Shares Tax

Insurance Premiums Tax

Mutual Thrift Tax

Malt Beverage Tax

Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of Insurance Company Law of 1921



1. Go to this LINK for more information about EITC: The link to the simple application and the business guidelines are in the bar at the top of the page!  

2. Submit your application to the state of PA beginning July 1 of each year.  You decide the donation amount on your application. Credits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

3. You will be notified by the state of PA of your acceptance.

4. Make your contribution to The Wissahickon Foundation within 60 days of acceptance and receive tax credits equal to 75% of contribution or 90% if a two year commitment.


For more information, please visit or contact Jess Pastore at (267) 774-4370 ext. 1151 or

In Kind Gifts

We welcome gifts of new classroom supplies, books, software, services, and other useful items. If you have something specific to donate, please contact Jess at so we can match your gift with the greatest need. 

Amazon Smile

The next time you shop on Amazon, visit and choose Wissahickon Charter School as your preferred organization. Each time you shop on the site, Wissahickon will receive 0.5% of most purchases.

Box Tops for Education

 There are Box Tops on hundreds of General Mills and other partnering products, and each can be redeemed by the School for 10 cents each. Drop your box tops at our collection points at either site.

The Wissahickon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #65-1296027. All contributions will be used in accordance with the Foundation’s mission and bylaws to support Wissahickon Charter School, and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.