Founded in 1989, Northern Light School, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, ID #94-3097690, is committed to providing a high-quality education for children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. With a focus on academic excellence, nonviolence, acceptance of differences, respect for the environment, and the moral advancement of humanity, Northern Light School children develop an understanding that they have a responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others. 

For over 30 years, our valuable programming has been made possible thanks to the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations. 

Your support is vital to not only providing our high-quality education to children daily, but also to the longevity of Northern Light School for years to come. We ask that you consider supporting Northern Light School, and we welcome contributions of all types. Please refer to one of our many giving options below. We look forward to engaging you in the Northern Light School experience.



Northern Light School accepts donations for our Annual Fund, General Operating, and special campaigns via PayPal. Please visit this link to make your contribution.

Check, Stock and Legacy Donations

Northern Light School’s Annual Fund, which helps to close the gap between tuition and operating costs, provides immediate support for tuition assistance, curricula, technology, and professional development. Please contact our Head of Development for more information, or to discuss various opportunities. Likewise, you can send your donation to: 

Northern Light School
Annual Fund
Attention: Michelle Lewis
3710 Dorisa Avenue
Oakland, California 94605

For information on making stock donations, please contact our Business Director.

Sharon & Barclay Simpson Endowment Fund

The Sharon & Barclay Simpson Endowment Fund established in 2014, is an opportunity to contribute a gift that will benefit Northern Light School forever, and will impact generations of students for years to come. The Simpson Endowment Fund enables contributions made to grow wealth over time and positively impact Northern Light School in perpetuity. Please contact our Business Director for more information on participating in the Simpson Endowment Fund. 

In-Kind Donations

If you have property, goods, services or supplies you’d like to donate to Northern Light School, please contact our Head of Development for more information. 


AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible AmazonSmile items and there's no cap on how much they will donate.  Use this link to select Northern Light School as your charity. This bypasses the charity selection page and makes it easier to select and support Northern Light School through AmazonSmile.

Matching Gifts

Many companies participate in matching gift programs and will match contributions to qualified charitable organizations for current and retired employee.  Contact your employer to find out if they offer a matching gift program and double and sometimes triple your contribution to Northern Light School!

Northern Light School EIN # 94-3097690