Culture of Giving

Throughout our school's history, Des Moines Christian School has had a growing culture of philanthropy and giving.  Your participation in giving has allowed our school to flourish. There are several ways to make a tax-deductible gift to DMCS.

Believe + Achieve Campaign
Our campus is expanding. We have been gifted the resources to build a 42,000 sq. ft. addition to continue the Master Plan for our facilities, but furnishing this addition and renovation of an additional 25,000 sq. ft. existing facility requires additional support. Join us in equipping this space, providing students additional tools and spaces to create, innovate, collaborate, design, sing, worship, play and learn.  DONATE NOW

Annual Fund
Annual giving is the mainstay of our school's fundraising efforts and is supported each year by parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty and corporations.  Gifts to the annual fund help us advance our mission of equipping minds and nurturing hearts to impact the world for Christ.  DONATE NOW

Did you know that our current tuition covers 98% of the per-student cost of education?  The 2% difference is commonly known as the GAP.  When parents voluntarily donate to the GAP, it is 100% tax deductible. DONATE NOW

Scholarship Fund
Gifts towards this fund provide assistance to students whose families demonstrate need through an independent financial aid application process. Many of these families would likely not be able to attend DMCS without this assistance. Currently, one in five students at DMCS receives needs-based financial assistance.  DONATE NOW

Heart of Iowa School Tuition Organization
The Heart of Iowa STO is a completely separate entity comprised of Des Moines Christian School and several other Christian Schools. A family's need is determined by Iowa law, based on total income. Donors receive a 65% state of Iowa tax credit for donations to the STO and may also claim this gift on their federal income tax return. Tax credits are limited each calendar year. Contact Heart of Iowa Treasurer Cheryl Minor with questions.

Matching Gifts
Would you like to increase and possibly double the value of your gifts to Des Moines Christian School? Does your company have a matching gift program?  Would DMCS qualify under your company's matching gift guidelines? Please check with your company's Accounting Office.