Ways to Give
All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax ID: 47-1641692.
Thanks to your support, over 300 students from low-income Brookline families are personally supported at every step, from 4th grade through college, on their pathway to success. Over 95% of our Steps students graduate from college - five times the national average for low-income students! Your generosity makes this all possible.
Multiply Your Impact
Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) grants. Make a powerful statement in support of Steps students by recommending a DAF grant. For your convenience, we have linked DAF Direct here.
Matching Gifts. Many employers match donations from current or even retired employees. Contact your human resources department for details.
Join the Steps Educational Equity Society. Enjoy special invitation-only gatherings, custom communications, and recognition as part of this network of leading Steps supporters. For details, click here or email Executive Director Juan Cantu here.
Donations of Appreciated Stock. Appreciated stock donations can be nearly 40% more tax-efficient than cash, and are fully deductible if you’ve owned the stock for more than a year. Steps receives the full value of your donation - and YOU avoid capital gains taxes. Email Tom McGrath to initiate your stock donation by clicking here.
Sponsor an Event. Sponsoring our annual Step Up Celebration shows leadership in a public way that inspires others to give. For businesses, it creates publicity and community goodwill. Other Steps events are also available for sole or co-sponsorship. For details, email Executive Director Juan Cantu here.
Sponsor a Program. Steps programs of various types (internships, summer camp, after-school) or at specific levels (elementary, high school, college) are also open for sponsorship. For details, email Executive Director Juan Cantu here.
All donors and sponsors receive Steps’ quarterly newsletters and other occasional updates.
The generous support of businesses, foundations, and public sources will be recognized in our Impact Report, posted on the Steps website, unless anonymity is requested.
Help Spread the Word
Join the Steps Mailing List
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Listservs and Newsletters
Promoting Steps via other channels - such as posting a Steps link or referencing your commitment on neighborhood listservs, local religious or civic organization newsletters - is also a great way to help!