community giving

If you are the parent or guardian of a currently enrolled student in an Orinda public school and are interested in making your annual contribution, please visit our Family Giving page here.  If you would like to make a donation on behalf of your business, visit our Business Giving page here.

Strong Schools, Strong Community

Orinda is among the most desirable places to live, work, and learn — and that is because of you. Our community is kind, inclusive, and dedicated to one another. Families move to Orinda because of our great public schools but stay long after their children have grown to enjoy our small town. Help us safeguard our reputation for excellence well into the future.

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Brighter Tomorrow

During these unprecedented times, local students need our help more than ever to support quality distance learning and a safe return to school in the short term. In the long term, they need to be prepared to tackle big challenges, and chart a path to a brighter future. More than ever, the parent community is exhausted and frustrated — juggling working and schooling from home — some with uncertainty about their economic stability.  


If you are an individual or family who does not currently have students attending Orinda’s public schools but would like to help keep Orinda’s schools’ reputation for excellence, donate today. Your giving means more this year than ever before.


Donate by check

Donating by check is a fast and convenient way to make your donation in support of Orinda's schools, alleviating the fees associated with credit card purchases. 

For prompt and accurate processing of your donation, please download and fill out this paper form to accompany your check. It will ask you to provide your name, address, phone, and email,

as well as how you would like your name to appear in public recognition lists. 

Please mail your check to:

Orinda Network for Education 

21 ‘C’ Orinda Way, #123

Orinda, CA 94563


Employer Matching Donations

Through employer matching programs, you can significantly increase your donation to ONE. Even retired employees can often participate. Generally, gifts are matched up to 12 months after donation has been made, although the timing varies from company to company.


Visit Double the Donation to see if your employer will match your donation. Please have matching donations directed to "Orinda Network for Education".


Also check with the Human Resources department at your company to obtain information about your company’s matching gift program. The impact of your gift to ONE may be doubled or possibly tripled! If you need any assistance in filling out matching gift forms, please contact

Donate Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities can have significant tax benefits for the donor. Check with your accountant to see what benefits it may have for you. Fill out the Stock Donation Form. This form will notify ONE of all pertinent information regarding your donation, we well as provide you with a PDF form to present to your broker to facilitate the transaction.  Stock donations should be directed to "Orinda Network for Education."

Donor Advised Fund

ONE is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID #94-2623617, and can accept contributions from your Donor Advised Fund. When submitting your donation, please include your name as how you would like to be listed in public acknowledgement lists. Donor Advised Funds may be sent to the Orinda Network for Education address at:  21 ‘C’ Orinda Way, #123, Orinda, CA 94563.

If you would like to specifically donate to the Back to Campus Fund, which supports transitional materials and supplies needed for students to return to in person learning that were not accounted for in this year’s operational budget, click here.

Legacy Society and Planned Giving

The ONE Legacy Society is an association of individuals who have included ONE in their estate plans.


Planned gifts include bequests made through wills, retirement plans, and revocable trusts, as well as lifetime gifts that provide income payments to donors and their beneficiaries. Life income gifts such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts typically involve present-day transfers of gift assets, immediate tax advantages, and continuing income streams to the donor with future distributions to ONE for its specific charitable purposes.


Charitable lead trusts can also offer significant tax advantages to the donor and reliable streams of charitable income to ONE.


To become a member of the ONE Legacy Society, please submit the Bequest Intention Form. Donations via Planned Giving should be directed to "Orinda Network for Education."


If you haven’t already named "Orinda Network for Education" (ONE) in your estate planning documents and/or retirement instruments, please contact your estate planning attorney and/or financial advisor for advice and assistance with amending your estate planning documents and/or beneficiary forms.


For more information please contact



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Simply select "Orinda Network for Education" as your charity of choice.  


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