Ways to Give

Lighthouse Community Public Schools are public, tuition-free charter schools. We receive the lion’s share of our funding from the State of California. Yet, in order to provide the best education possible, we raise between 7 -10% of our budget every year to fund the arts, counseling, after school program, college and career services, and academic intervention. Every dollar you donate will be put hard to work, ensuring that all students regardless of their background, first language, or ethnicity will graduate prepared for college and a career of their choice.

Donate Now

Make an online donation to support Lighthouse Community Public Schools!

Employer Matching Gifts

Maximize your gift by asking your employer to match your donation to Lighthouse!  Contact the Human Resources Department at your workplace to learn more. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution. Our Federal Tax ID number is 94-3370410.

We thank these matching gift programs for supporting Lighthouse Community Public Schools!

  • AIG Matching Grants Program
  • Adobe Matching Gifts
  • Apple Matching Gifts Program
  • ATT YourCause – Employee Giving Campaign
  • Autodesk Foundation – Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Bank of America Matching Gifts
  • Bank of the West
  • The Clorox Company Foundation Employee Giving Campaign
  • Clorox Foundation
  • Community Health Charities
  • Dodge & Cox Gift Matching Program
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • ebay inc Foundation – Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Gap Inc. Giving Campaign
  • Google Matching Gifts Program
  • Kaiser Permanente Community Giving Campaign
  • Lam Research Foundation Fund
  • Levi Strauss
  • Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.
  • PG&E Corporation Foundation
  • Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
  • Salesforce.com Foundation
  • Shell Oil Company Foundation
  • T. Gary and Kathleen Rogers Supporting Family Foundation
  • Union Bank Foundation
  • United Way of the Bay Area
  • United Way of Silicon Valley
  • Union Bank Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program
  • Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign

Gift of Stock

To initiate your stock transfer, please complete this form, send it to your broker, and return a copy to the attention of Karen Fee, Lighthouse Community Public Schools, 444 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland, CA 94621. Questions: Email karen.fee@lighthousecharter.org or call 510-562-8801.


Lighthouse Community Charter School welcomes individuals who are willing to volunteer at Lighthouse.  We welcome volunteers to help with clerical work, grant writing, and mentoring and tutoring students.

Volunteers may be asked to first submit a clear TB test and submit their fingerprints.

For more information, please contact Amua Camargo at amua.camargo@lighthousecharter.org.

Alex R. Graf Memorial Scholarship Fund

Alex Rudolf Graf was born on Jan. 2, 1971 and died on Oct. 23, 2003. To commemorate his life, Alex’s family has established the Alex R. Graf Memorial Scholarship Fund. During his life, Alex was able to pursue his dreams of living in China and working in the film industry because of his educational opportunities. Alex’s family would like to provide the diverse, low-income student population of Lighthouse Community Charter School with similar opportunities in the form of college tuition scholarships. Through his close relationship with his cousin, Laura Kretschmar, a founding teacher, Alex was a welcome and frequent visitor to the school. He believed in and shared the mission of Lighthouse.

Each year, the school provides 2 – 4 full-ride scholarships to its graduates with the Alex R. Graf Memorial Scholarship Fund. If you want to be a part of funding a student’s tenure in college and commemorate Alex’s life, we invite you to donate to the fund.

To donate to the scholarship fund, please send a check made out to the Alex R. Graf Memorial Scholarship Fund to:

Alex R. Graf Memorial Scholarship Fund
Director of Donor Services
East Bay Community Fund
De Domenico Bldg 200
Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

or donate online

Fund a Teacher's Dream

In partnership with Donors Choose, Lighthouse teachers post projects that require your help in making them a reality. Help fund a field trip or a special set of classroom materials. Your donation will go directly toward fulfilling the educational wishes of our classroom teachers.

View Donors Choose Projects for individual teachers

Attend the Annual Lighthouse Gala

The Annual Gala is held in October at the historic Rotunda Building with a sold-out crowd of supporters who helped us raise over $300,000+ in general operating expenses. These funds go a long way in helping us continue our work of helping our students to college or a career of their choice and defying the statistics about low-income students along the way.
Save the Date: Our next gala will be October 14, 2017!

Legacy Gift

A legacy gift is a planned future donation given through a will or other form of designation. It is a decision that each person makes in their own financial planning process, taking into account their charitable wishes and values. There are different options for legacy gifts and a legacy gift may provide significant tax benefits.

If you would like to consider a legacy gift to Lighthouse Community Charter School, please contact Karen Fee at 510-562-8801 or karen.fee@lighthousecharter.org.

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