Ways to Give

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Every gift matters.

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.

You help us foster our team of talented, generous teachers, and make us a vibrant, welcoming place where so many people come to learn, make and grow. Your investment in the Eliot School makes an immediate impact on our community by providing essential funding for high quality art, woodworking and STEM programs that transform lives and enrich our city.

Thank you for your support. DONATE Now—or keep reading for more information.

Individual Gifts 

Donate Online 

Click here to make a secure gift online of any size.

Donate by Mail or Phone

Make your check payable to Eliot School and mail to:

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

To make a credit card gift by phone, call 617.524.3313, ext. 18 and speak with our Director of Development & Communication, Titilayo Ngwenya.

Donate Stock

Please contact our Development Department to ask us for instructions regarding stock transfers via our investment manager.

Recurring Gifts

Join our 1676 Society of recurring and monthly donors to provide a dependable source of income that will help sustain the Eliot School well into the future. Click here to make an online contribution and set up your recurring gift.

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

Share your experience with others! Your gift supports scholarships that allow low-income students to attend our classes tuition-free.

When registering for classes, round up or 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 are delighted to accept some shop tools and art supplies in good condition. However, our storage capacity is extremely limited. We will need to talk with you first, so please contact us about your in-kind donation. We do not accept donations of furniture—our students supply their own.


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. 

Find out more about our Named Scholarships here.

To establish a named scholarship in honor of a loved one, please contact us for more information or to donate to an existing scholarship fund click here.

Capital Fund

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 

Bequests & Planned Giving 

Include the Eliot School in your will to support craftsmanship and creativity for generations to come. We are happy to speak with you to discuss your legacy gift.

Donor Advised Funds

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) or The Boston Foundation. If your donor advised fund is with a different entity, please process as usual through your advisor. 

The Eliot School’s formal name is Trustees of Eliot School. Please contact us with questions about making a gift through your donor advised fund.



If you have any questions about making a gift to the Eliot School, please call 617-524-3313 ext 18 or email our Director of Development & Communication, Titilayo Ngwenya

The Eliot School’s formal name is Trustees of Eliot School, incorporated in 1843 and tax-exempt under IRS 501(c)(3). 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.