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Contributions to the Eliot School support arts education and community programs inspiring lifelong learning in craft and creativity for all. Your generosity makes our work possible and offsets dollars not sustained by tuition alone.

Donate Online 

There are so many ways to make your secure donation online by credit or debit card, Venmo, and PayPal.




Donate by Mail or Phone

Make your check payable to Eliot School and mail to:

Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
PO Box 300351
Boston MA 02130

To make a credit card gift by phone, call 617.553.4684 and speak with our Program Support team.

Other Ways to Give

Donate Stock

Please contact us for instructions regarding stock transfers via our investment manager.

Matching Gifts 

Matching gifts are a great way to increase your giving. Talk to your HR Department to see if your company will match your donation.

Add on to your Tuition

When registering for classes, add to your tuition fees.

Gifts in Memory/ Honor of 

Honor a loved one with a gift of any size in their name or in their memory.

In-kind Gifts, Tools & Supplies

We appreciate offers of tools and art supplies in good condition. However, our storage capacity is extremely limited.  If you're interested in donating goods/tools/furniture, please complete this form: Donation Inquiry.  A staff-member will be in-touch, if desired.  Thank you for thinking of us!

General Scholarship Fund

Support our general scholarship fund, which offers needs-based scholarships to our Summer Program for Children and other classes during the year. 

Named Scholarship Funds

We are proud to host special scholarship funds in honor/memory of those who share a passion for craft and art education. Their legacy allows students to attend classes tuition-free. You can name a scholarship fund with a minimum gift of $10,000. 

To establish a named scholarship in honor of a loved one, please contact Executive Director, Abigail Norman. To donate to an existing scholarship fund, visit our Annual Fund donation page and mention the name of the fund in the Notes. Find out more about our Named Scholarships.

Capital Fund

The Eliot School aspires to provide our students with a quality learning experience, including a physical facility that meets today’s requirements for accessibility. We invite your support to provide improvements to our classrooms, equipment and administrative space. 

Bequests & Planned Giving 

Include the Eliot School in your will to support craftsmanship and creativity for generations to come. Please contact Executive Director, Abigail Norman to discuss your legacy gift.

Donor Advised Funds

The Eliot School gladly accepts contributions from Donor Advised Funds. A DAF is a charitable giving vehicle that makes it easy for donors to simplify giving and philanthropic goals to dedicate funds in support of their favorite nonprofit organization. It also provides a convenient and tax-efficient method for donors to manage their charitable giving. 

You may contribute directly through your account at DAF Direct (Fidelity, Schwab or BNY Mellon). If your donor advised fund is with a different entity, please process as usual through your advisor. 



Your generosity means we can continue to inspire art and craft for all ages, bring classes to Boston Public Schools, support art pathways for teens, and bring joy to the community!

If you have any questions about making a gift to the Eliot School, please call 617.553.4686 or email Executive Director, Abigail Norman.

The Eliot School’s legal name is Trustees of Eliot School, incorporated in 1843 and tax-exempt under IRS 501(c)(3). Tax ID # 04-2173050

All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. For comprehensive information useful to donors, see our listing on GuideStar, a national resource for philanthropy.