Giving to Helios

As with most independent, non-profit schools, Helios relies on contributions from our parents, friends, and alumni to cover our yearly operating budget. Any gift, when contributed annually, sustains our mission and gives us the ability to continue our unique programming designed for gifted learners.

The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the foundation of giving at Helios, providing critical support to the school. When you give to the Helios Annual Fund, you show your support of the advancement of the Helios Mission and Vision. Your contribution:

  • Serves as an expression of confidence in and appreciation for our faculty and staff, and all that they do to enrich the lives of our children
  • Covers the difference between tuition and the actual cost of a Helios education
  • Furthers enrichment programs like foreign language, electives and imagine lab
  • Augments salaries and professional development to help retain amazing teachers and faculty
  • And much more...

With the annual fund, all of our students, no matter whether they receive financial aid or not, are getting an educational experience that has a far higher value than their tuition dollars. The flexibility of the fund enables Helios to support educational goals as needed. 

Your annual gift is a reminder that you believe in the mission and vision of Helios. Let’s keep it healthy, thriving, and moving forward for years to come. Please contribute today!

Ways to give:

  • Check: Simply drop or mail a check made out to Helios School, 597 Central Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Please write “Annual Fund” in the memo
  • Stock Donations: If you would like to make a donation with stock, please contact for further information
  • Pledge Form: Helios parents - to quickly make a pledge now, please fill out this form: Annual Fund Pledge Form 2019-2020. You will be sent an invoice at a later date.

Don't forget about company matching! Please ask your employer if they will match your contribution to Helios! If you do submit a request for a contribution match, please send an email to so your donation can be matched it to your name when it arrives. In the past, the following companies have matched donations to Helios: Amazon, Apple, Benevity, Intuit, Google, Johnson and Johnson, LinkedIn, Microsoft, PayPal, Qualcomm, SalesForce, and Yourcause.

Helios is a 501(c)3 non-profit institution and your gift is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Please speak with your tax advisor regarding the tax consequences of your support. Helios’ Tax ID is: 26-0753386.