Even as a pandemic has forced us to take a new approach to teaching, we remain as committed as ever to creating lifelong learners.

Responding to Uncertainty: Please Help Us Meet a Greater Need


The Gather and Grow Fund is ANCS’s annual campaign that directly supports the school’s operating budget. The Gather and Grow Fund runs from July 1 to June 30 each year and brings our community together in the spirit of giving. 

Even in these challenging times, we remain as committed as ever to creating lifelong learners. Offering virtual and in-person learning during a global pandemic has come with significant challenges and increased expenses. We continue to rely on our district, state, and federal funding partners as well as the generosity of donors like you. Your contributions enable us to respond to the emerging and immediate needs of our school family. The Gather & Grow annual campaign allows us to place two teachers in each classroom, provide a constructivist, inquiry-based learning experience for our students, and provide a true farm-to-table culinary program even as we make additional investments to protect the health of our students and teachers during an ongoing pandemic.

While ANCS receives the majority of its funding from state and local sources, we also depend on donations to our Gather & Grow Fund to continue to provide the unique ANCS experience to our students. The school must raise approximately $400 per student each year to balance our budget. Funds raised have historically been earmarked to keep two teachers in each classroom, maintain a low student-teacher ratio, and support a high-caliber special needs curriculum that reflects the values of ANCS. Donations of any amount are appreciated, whether it is a $5 per month recurring donation, a $400 annual gift, or a leadership level gift of $1,000 or more.

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Why should I give?

In addition to funding from state and local sources, the school depends on gifts from donors like you to continue to provide the unique ANCS experience to our students.

Gifts to the annual campaign are key in that they directly support the school’s operating budget and help cover crucial expenses such as faculty/staff salaries and benefits, building and grounds maintenance, and programming and curriculum needs.

Annual campaign gifts also support new initiatives such as the reduction of class sizes, faculty and staff professional development, implementation of the IB program at the Middle Campus, enhancing our Farm-to-School nutrition program, and related arts and athletics programming.

How much should I give?

Approximately $400 per child (a little over a dollar a day) is needed to retain our programs, but every gift, regardless of size, matters and is greatly appreciated. We encourage you to give as generously as you can to support our unique mission. Our goal is 100% participation from our community.

Please give an amount that is rewarding and meaningful to you. Together we can ensure that our students continue to ‘gather and grow’. Thank you for your support of ANCS!

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How do I give?

As allowed by law, donations to ANCS are tax-deductible. You can make a one-time or recurring donation online. We also accept gifts of cash, checks, and stock.

To make a gift by cash or check or to make a pledge, please download the pledge form (PDF) and mail it to:

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School
Attn: Gather & Grow Fund
688 Grant Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

To increase the impact of your gift, ask your employer if they will match your contribution.

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Matching Gifts

Many companies offer programs that match charitable donations made by their employees, directors, employees’ spouses, or retirees. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of the donation, making the employer a partner in the donor’s personal philanthropy.

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, use the Matching Gift Search database.

Thank you for your support of ANCS! Your annual gift, no matter the size, makes a difference in the lives of our students. 

For information about making a gift, please contact 404-624-6226 or email the Annual Campaign

The Fund Development Committee on the ANCS Governing Board oversees the Annual Campaign.