Make a Gift

Your gift may be earmarked for a specifc school, a specific school or district program, or in support of an existing scholarship.  There are several ways to make a gift to Nevada Joint Union High School District.  You may make your donation through the Nevada Joint Union High School District OR Nevada Joint Union High School District Foundation.    

A Donate button with four credit cards above the button (Click On the Yellow Donate! button)


In order to process and acknowledge stock and securities gifts, we need to know the number of shares and the type of stock you are donating; please notify Jim Belluomini at (530) 265-1913  if you are making a gift of stock or securities. 


If you would like to send a gift by mail, please send it to: 

       NJUHSD Foundation 
       P.O. Box 1707 
       Grass Valley, CA 95945

CHECKS should be made payable to NJUHSD Foundation. 
Attn Kimala DeSena
11645 Ridge Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Checks should be made payable to NJUHSD.

Company Matching Gift Programs

You may be able to double, or even triple, your gift to NJUHSD!  Click HERE, with your employer’s personnel office for more information on how to obtain a matching gift form.  Then, send the completed form with your gift.


Nonprofit eligibilty

Approximately 2/3 of companies with matching gift programs match employee donations to nearly any 501(c)(3) organization or educational institution.

The other 1/3 of companies match donations to specific types of organizations, such as:

  • Educational institutions (K-12 included)
  • Health and human services
  • Arts and cultural organizations
  • Civic and community organizations
  • Environmental organizations

RESULTS:  Money from your company’s matching gift program could help our district high schools and their programs.


Ratios and Amounts

Companies with matching gift programs, apply minimums and maximums to their matching gift programs.  Typically the most common minimum amount that companies will match is $25, although minimum matches range from $1 – $100. Maximum amounts of matching gifts are typically from $1,000-$15,000.

The majority of companies match donations at a 1:1 ratio, although ratios can be set at anything from .5 to 1 ($.50 match on every dollar donated) to 4 to 1 ($4 match on every dollar donated).

RESULTS:  A single additional gift matched can provide thousands of dollars for our district high schools and their programs.


Planned Giving and Bequests

Planned giving and bequests provide important support for NJUHSD and our district schools' programs.


With careful planning, you and your financial advisor may find that utilizing planned or deferred giving mechanisms will enable your family to make a gift that benefits both the school and the donor.  You may be able to receive important tax benefits immediately or for your heirs.  Such vehicles include gift annuities, charitable remainder or lead trusts, retirement funds, and life insurance.

Gifts of insurance can be an efficient way to remember NJUHSD in your estate plans without requiring a change to your will by changing the beneficiary of an existing plan to the NJUHSD Foundation.  If ownership of the policy is contributed to NJUHSD Foundation, you will receive an immediate tax deduction for the cash surrender value of the policy.  If you give the policy but wish to continue paying the premiums, by giving NJUHSD Foundation the premium amount, you will get an immediate tax deduction for the cash surrender value as well as the yearly premium amount.  You may also purchase a new policy to benefit the school and receive tax benefits now for a future gift to NJUHSD Foundation.


To ensure NJUHSD’s commitment to quality and a well-rounded education and academic excellence we hope you will consider remembering NJUHSD Foundation in your will and estate plans.


The NJUHSD Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  All bequests are fully deductible for estate tax purposes.  Bequests to NJUHSD Foundation will reduce the taxable portion of your estate and decrease federal estate tax liability, while giving the school district the full amount of your bequest to use for mission sustaining endeavors.  Donations to NJUHSD are also tax deductible as the district has tax exempt status.     


You may choose to give a specific bequest of a dollar amount, specific asset, or percentage of your estate. 


In the event that a primary beneficiary does not survive you, it is wise to designate a contingent or alternate beneficiary. Please consider choosing NJUHSD Foundation as your alternate beneficiary.