Make a Gift

When you join the Board, faculty and staff, and the many FFS friends and families who give to Frankford Friends School, you signal a commitment to making the FFS experience transformative for every student.

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To learn how you can best make an impact at FFS, please contact Kerri Harvey at kharvey@frankfordfriends.org

Opportunities for Giving

Annual Giving

Annual Giving directly allows us to pursue and achieve our mission, and is the school's top fundraising priority. Because of our deep commitment to building a community that is socio-economically diverse, our tuition is lower than any independent school in the city. We invite FFS families and friends to contribute to one or more of the  following funds. While  we hope that all donors will make a personally significant contribution, it is our desire to collect the financial endorsement of as many members of our school community as possible.

The Impact Fund

The Impact Fund ensures that the best possible experience is available to every FFS student while keeping tuition affordable for as many families as possible. Impact Fund dollars are used exclusively to support the school’s operating budget, providing direct funds to support students, teachers, programs, and our historic campus.

The Opportunity Fund

The Opportunity Fund facilitates flexible support for short- and long-term mission-focused projects and opportunities that may emerge, ensuring innovation, growth, and the sustainability of Frankford Friends School.

The Equity Fund

The Equity Fund reflects our community’s commitment to strive to make Frankford Friends School accessible and inclusive of a socio-economically diverse community. All funds raised make a Frankford Friends School education possible for more students, propel initiatives that advance equity and inclusion, and help to create a learning and living environment in which all students can thrive.

Your Gifts Support

Faculty Excellence
Our outstanding faculty will have your support by providing competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities.

Campus & Facilities
Our historic campus consistently undergoes renovation and repair to provide our students with a safe, innovative, and dynamic learning environment.

PBL & Technology
Our unique PBL program, the only one in the City of Philadelphia and the hallmark of our program, engages students in identifying problems, finding solutions, and taking action.

Creative, Physical, & Mental Health
Our robust visual and performing arts programs give students critical outlets for creativity and self-discovery, while our physical and mental health programs support happy and healthy bodies and minds.

Diversity & Community
Our commitment to economic diversity means that more than 30% of our student body receives some level of financial aid. Traditions, service, outdoor education, and trip opportunities provide authentic learning experiences to our students.

Leadership Circle of Friends

Leadership Donors drive the current and future success of Frankford Friends School by providing significant support for the people, programs, and place at the heart of our school. We are grateful for the FFS families, grandfriends, alumni, alumni families, community members and friends of the school who give at the leadership level.

Giving Levels

Leadership Circle
Gifts of $1,000+

Donors in the 1833 Society and above are invited to the Spring Stewardship Donor Event

1833 Society
Gifts of $1,833+

Two Oaks Circle
Gifts of $2,500+

Meeting House Circle
Gifts of $4,000+

Community Circle
Gifts of $7,000+

Stewardship Circle
Gifts of $10,000+

Monthly Giving

With Monthly Giving you can spread the financial impact of your gift across the entire year, lessening the financial effect on your budget but making an enormous impact on the school!

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Gifts for Tuition Assistance

Frankford Friends School has a deep commitment to building a community that is socio-economically diverse. With tuition that is lower than any independent school in the city, gifts towards tuition assistance are essential to fulfilling our mission and the sustainability of the school.

EITC and OSTC Pennsylvania State Tax Credit Programs

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers two unique opportunities for individuals and  businesses in the state to reduce tax liability – up to $750,000 per year — by supporting students at Frankford Friends School with financial need or who also live in low performing public school districts. You get a 90% tax credit for contribution to these programs; the programs pay the money forward to Frankford Friends School for distribution to deserving students. Your application process is easy, and the benefit for maintaining socio-economic diversity at Frankford Friends School is huge. Individuals may apply in a variety of ways, including through the Friends Education Equity Collaborative, with a gift as low as $3,000. FFS will use your gift to provide tuition assistance to students in need.

Individuals interested in participating in any of these programs should contact Kerri Harvey at kharvey@frankfordfriends.org to learn about the best ways to support FFS tuition assistance for  eligible students.

1. Contribute

Make a commitment to a special purpose entity (SPE) over two years, based on your PA personal tax liability.

If your company or business has EITC/OSTC credits available, you can delegate them directly to Frankford Friends School.

2. Credit

Frankford Friends receives a donation to support deserving students.

3. Back to You

You will be issued a credit for your PA taxes!

Individuals interested in participating in any of these programs should  contact Kerri Harvey at kharvey@ frankfordfriends.org to learn about the best ways to support tuition assistance for eligible students.

Make a Gift

When you join the Board, faculty and staff, and the many FFS friends and families who give to Frankford Friends School, you signal a commitment to making the FFS experience transformative for every student.

Give online →

To learn how you can best make an impact at FFS, please contact Kerri Harvey at kharvey@frankfordfriends.org

Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a gift to Frankford Friends School.

Give Online

Make a Gift →

Checks and Credit Cards

To make a gift by credit card:
Contact Kerri Harvey at (215)533-5368 x 101.

Send a gift in the form of check or money order made out to:
Community Giving: Frankford Friends School
1500 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Planned Giving

Bequests, charitable gift annuities, trusts and other planned giving arrangements are vital to the School’s work and future. Gifts that are part of a thoughtful, comprehensive estate plan provides a way for you to make a significant gift to FFS that was not possible at an earlier stage of life. Planned gifts can provide advantages such as lifetime income and tax benefits to the donor or other beneficiaries.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match gifts by current employees or retirees to non-profit organizations like Frankford Friends School. Please check with your company’s human resources department which will be able to provide more information about such gifts and can provide the form you need to either double or triple the value of your gift to FFS.  

Gifts-In-Kind

Some donors take the opportunity to give to the school by providing tangible items related to our educational program. The Development Office can help determine the acceptability of such gifts.

AmazonSmile

Your purchases on Amazon can make a difference at FFS. AmazonSmile donates to Frankford Friends School when you shop on Amazon. Go to: smile.amazon.com and choose Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends dba Frankford Friends School.

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