Giving to MIS
The themes of generosity and active participation are woven into the MIS culture-in our classrooms, administration, Board of Trustees, and outreach to the community. The generosity of the MIS community is vital to the school’s ability to provide an exceptional educational experience. We offer our donors diverse ways to give.Donate Today
Our Giving Tree Annual Fund
Tuition meets 90% of the school’s needs. The remaining 10% relies on successful annual fund campaigns. Funds raised from Our Giving Tree challenge will translate into technology and learning tools for students, professional development and training for teachers, and support for diversity programs. MIS students are very active partners in growing the tree. The school will give on behalf of each class that achieves 100% participation a gift to a nonprofit selected by that class. In this way, students experience first-hand the importance of giving and the joy of helping others.Donate Today
Earn, Shop, and Give
It all adds up! There are several opportunities for you to earn money for MIS while you shop.
GFS SCRIP Program
Shop at the Good Food Store?
The GFS directly gives 3% of everything you spend when you purchase through the SCRIP program.
Fill out the form below and a SCRIP account number will be assigned to you within two weeks. Once you are all set with your SCRIP account, there are two ways to use SCRIP:
1. You can put money into your SCRIP account beforehand that will be used as a debit when you check out.
2. Or, you can give them your SCRIP number at the register. It only takes an extra minute for the cashier to apply your purchase to the SCRIP account.
Thanks for participating!
Do you shop at Amazon? If so, you can help MIS just by making purchases
as you normally do. When you visit smile.amazon.com, select Missoula
International School as your charity of choice, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of all your future amazon purchase amounts to our school.
Visit http://smile.amazon.com today and every day to “shop and give” today.
One More Easy Way to Support MIS by Shopping! eScrip (online shopping program):
Our Group ID # is 500003209 or you can search “Missoula International School.”
The Online Mall has more than 1,000 registered stores. There are shipping specials and coupons offered, and the program donates up to 16% of purchases to MIS!
When you click through the Online Mall, you enter your store’s secure website and pay the same whether you enter through Online Mall or shop directly. There are three ways to participate in the Online Mall and contribute scrip money to MIS:
1. Go to e-Scrip.com and choose Online Mall. If you are currently registered, choose the website where you would like to shop. If you are not registered, click Register Now and then start shopping.
2. You can download a webapp called AutoEarn and each time you enter a shopping website, your purchases will be automatically counted toward our scrip program.
3. You can also click on the icon below without registering for e-Scrip. MIS will anonymously receive scrip for all purchases you or family make online.
The Time is Now
MIS Capital Campaign
MIS has outgrown the beloved Prescott School and it no longer provides us with the space and facilities we need to meet our high standards. We have launched an ambitious $7 million capital campaign – The Time is Now-to build a new school and new location in central Missoula.
We are in the process of designing and securing the private contributions and the financing for a school of the future where students today, as well as future generations of Missoula’s youth, can learn and grow into the adults that we want them to be – that the world needs them to be.
MIS owns a 4-acre site where on which we will build our new home. It is centrally located in downtown Missoula.The location has all of the features that MIS stakeholders have identified as critical to a new, healthy and energetic learning environment. With 4 acres, there is ample space for an innovative educational facility, an athletic and community center to share with the greater Missoula community and abundant green space for outdoor play. There is easy access to biking corridors, trails, parks, bus routes, downtown amenities and the University of Montana. It is also tucked away in an established neighborhood where our students can feel safe and at home.Learn more
Missoula International School Endowment
MIS is very excited to announce that we have established an endowment fund at Montana Community Foundation for the permanent benefit of the school! The Missoula International School Endowment can receive from donors qualified contributions that will allow them to take advantage of the Montana Endowment Tax Credit – a direct credit towards the donor’s Montana state tax liability. Individuals can claim up to a $10,000 of the tax credit annually, or $20,000 for couples filing jointly. MIS business owners note: businesses are eligible for up to a $10,000 credit as well.
Donating to the endowment is beneficial for the donor AND the school! A funded, growing endowment will provide the school with financial resources that can support important programs and faculty.
If you have the ability to make a gift of $2,500 or more to help ensure a vibrant future for Missoula International School and could benefit from receiving a direct credit on your Montana taxes, please contact Lisa Robertson, Director of Development.Contact Us