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Ways to Give

Any gift amount to the Providence Educational Foundation is important because your support helps the mission of our pilot school, Providence, to continue. Gifts can be made with a check, securities, and employer matching gifts throughout the giving year, July 1st to June 30th.  Gifts may also be made in installments through the same time frame, or spread across multiple years. Contributions to the Providence Educational Foundation are tax- deductible to the full extent of the law and will be acknowledged promptly in writing for tax purposes.

Today, gifts to the Providence Educational Foundation are managed through the advancement office of our pilot program, Providence, at (805) 962-3091.  

Gifts of Cash
Traditionally, the majority of gifts made to the Providence Education Foundation come in the form of cash. A gift of cash entitles a donor to the most generous federal income tax deduction available for charitable contributions.

Marketable Securities A gift of appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year is frequently the most economical way to give. You will be eligible to take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock (some restrictions do exist) on the date of the gift for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and will not have to recognize the appreciation as capital gain. You may obtain details on the transfer of securities by calling the advancement office at Providence (805) 962-3091.

Planned Gifts The Providence Education Foundation greatly encourages and appreciates future gifts made through one’s estate.  A planned gift to PEF will help ensure that your principles and beliefs will be passed on for generations to come. Please contact the Providence advancement office at (805) 962-3091 for more information on planned giving.

Other Opportunities exist to support the Providence Education Foundation:

  • Pray for the Foundation as it works to creatively and effectively support the work of establishing high-quality Christian schools.
  • Pray for the students enrolled in PEF-supported schools:  Providence, EL Montecito School, Pacifica Christian High School, and Maison de Lumiere.
  • Share your stories of what you have seen work well in Christian schooling.
  • Refer a student you know who would benefit from the education at one of our schools.
  • Volunteer in one of our schools.
  • Sign up to receive email newsletters about our growing list of activities around the world.

Gifts can be designated for PEF activities by clicking the support button on this page. We are a duly registered 501(c)3 corporation and thus your gift will be tax deductible.

Providence Education Foundation Mission

Who We Are

The Providence Educational Foundation serves and advances students of all races, genders, socio-economic levels, faiths and those with no faith through extraordinary academics and Christian education throughout our nation and around our world.

Our Mission

The mission of the Providence Educational Foundation is to support the development of innovative, high-quality, Christian education that facilitates intellectual, social, and spiritual growth.

Why Give to PEF

Your generous support provides educational opportunities for many deserving students throughout our country around the globe.

Contact Us

Providence Education Foundation


27 W. Anapamu, No. 144
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-962-3091