Each hand-crafted Yellow Wood education

needs a helping hand from the community

Please join the generosity now.

Yellow Wood relies upon contributions to meet its budget needs.

The one to one teaching model employed at Yellow Wood Academy is not self-sufficient. We rely on contributions from individuals and corporations to fill our yearly budget gap.
Please click here to donate through our secure payment partner, Network for Good.

How to contribute.

Nearly 90 percent of American households contribute to charities. Choose Yellow Wood Academy for your gift and enjoy the immediate satisfaction of knowing your contribution will help exceptional students thrive in a one to one teaching environment.
Consider one of these additional ways to give:

Reward Yellow Wood Academy every
time you shop at Amazon.com

When you shop at Amazon, we get paid. Sound impossible? It’s not. AmazonSmile is an altruistic program that helps support non-profit organizations like Yellow Wood Academy.

AmazonSmile is simple and automatic, and pays YWA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases directly to Yellow Wood Academy.

To designate YWA as your non-profit of choice, go to AmazonSmile by clicking here. Follow the simple one-time instructions and start shopping. You’ll benefit from Amazon’s legendary value and convenience and we’ll benefit from you too.

Gifts in kind.

The Academy is pleased to accept stock, real estate or physical property. This can provide donors with a tax benefit in the amount of the current appraised value or sale of asset. Consult your tax advisor for details.

Volunteer at Yellow Wood Academy.

Show your support for the school in person. We offer many volunteer opportunities at the school, whether it is helping with classes, administration or various extra-curricular activities. Ask us how you can help or propose your own volunteer project. Email us by clicking here

Corporate giving.

Encourage your company to sponsor our unique way of educating. Whether it’s through corporate matching funds, or with a unique sponsorship designed to reinforce your brand or commitment to the community.

Consider directing your contribution to one of three special purpose funds:

Click on each Fund above for a complete description. If you’d like to talk in detail about the initiatives shown above, give our President, Jan Schrag a call at 206-236-1095.

The Sage Toliver Scholarship Fund provides financial support to deserving families whose children otherwise would not be able to attend Yellow Wood Academy. Through these scholarships, the school achieves dual goals of greater diversity within the school and increased accessibility for the entire community. By providing these scholarships, Yellow Wood Academy creates a richer, more diverse learning environment and greater opportunity for all. The Fund is named after Sage Toliver, graduate of YWA, who was first to suggest the school take its name from the initial line of Robert Frost’s poem "The Road Not Taken".

The Ruth Hayes-Short Compensation Fund was formed to help reward and motivate the very core of Yellow Wood Academy: the teachers. This fund provides the Executive Director with additional flexibility to increase salaries, bonuses and benefits for teachers demonstrating outstanding dedication and effort. It is named in honor of Ruth Hayes-Short, Executive Director for 14 years, who steadfastly held that the school’s greatest value flows from its teachers.

The Yellow Wood Academy Capital Fund sets aside monies for future school improvements, expansion and facility ownership. These funds provide a foundation for creating an environment where students can thrive and bolsters the financial security of the school. With an eye towards independent ownership of a school facility, the Capital Fund allows Yellow Wood Academy to stride confidently into the future through equity building and increased financial stability.

Yellow Wood Academy is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization

Yellow Wood Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As such, we can provide a written acknowledgement for contributions over $250 so that you may claim a tax deduction. Contributions, whether personal or corporate, are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Of course, we also offer our sincere thanks for your generosity in helping students thrive at Yellow Wood Academy.