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Ways to Give

Any gift amount to Providence is important because your support helps the mission of 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 Providence are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and will be acknowledged promptly in writing for tax purposes.


Providence encourages pledge commitments to the Annual Fund. Gifts to the Annual Fund support staff development, teacher salaries, tuition assistance, campus improvements, the arts, and athletic programs.

Gifts of Cash 
Traditionally, the majority of gifts made to Providence 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 thirty 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 Providence at (805) 563-4770.

Watch a short video to learn more about the significant tax savings and power of asset-based giving.

Planned Gifts 
Providence greatly encourages and appreciates future gifts made through one’s estate.  A planned gift to Providence will help ensure that your principles and beliefs will be passed on for generations to come. Please contact our Advancement Office at (805) 563-4770 for more information on planned giving.

How to Give

Online by credit card

Gifts can be made by credit card through our secure online giving page. Click here to give online.


Make checks payable to:

Providence, SBCS
3723 Modoc Road
Santa Barbara, CA  93105