In order to raise the funds needed for all of the wonderful programs and community services we have come to expect for our children and teachers at Third Street School (see the menus above for me details), Friends of Third asks that each family contribute to our Annual Giving Fund. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

Who Supports Friends of Third?

Friends of Third’s annual budget of $270,000 is supported by the kind efforts and donations of parents, neighbors and volunteers, as well as many people and organizations outside the Third Street community. 

Over half our budget comes from our Annual Giving Fund, so participation by all families is critical to reaching our goal. This year we are asking for donations of $1,000 per child, but any donation in any amount is greatly appreciated. Donations are optional, and all children will be able to participate in all programs funded by Friends of Third regardless of ability to donate. 

How to Give

Credit and debit card donations can be made online at our website Online payments are processed by PayPal, our online payments processor.

You can also set up monthly payments via your bank ; instructions for major banks are listed  at

You may also submit payment by cash or check. Leave your cash or check donation in the Friends of Third mailbox in the Main Office, or send by mail to:  Friends of Third, 201 South June Street, Los Angeles, CA 90004.

Donor Recognition

We recognize our donors in the following ways:

  • $1–599:  School email newsletter thank-you
  • $600-999:  Above, plus Annual Giving Tree display at school
  • $1,000-1799:  Above, plus Annual Giving Wall Tile
  • $1800+: Above, plus Platinum Status and perks including dinner with Principal Kim and a swag bag!

Employer Matching Gifts

As a reminder, Friends of Third is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID 95-3914116), so your donations to Annual Giving are tax-deductible. Many employers provide matching funds for charitable contributions, so please ask your HR department if your company can make your gift to FOT have an even bigger impact! Employers who have matched parent donations in recent years include:

  • Sun Microsystems
  • Time Warner
  • Walt Disney / ABC
  • Wells Fargo
  • Yahoo
  • Viacom
  • Bank of America
  • DirecTV/AT&T
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Medtronic
  • Sony Pictures

Any questions regarding matching funds can be sent to

Thank You!

The Friends of Third Board of Directors