Giving Tuesday + EOY Fundraiser
The SANCA community is working together to raise money for our scholarships, performances, circus accessibility, and more! SANCA’s mission is to improve the mental, emotional, and physical health of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities by engaging them in the joyous creativity of circus arts. Our Circus Arts Education classes, camps, and workshops offer a safe, social, constructive environment for physical arts education and physical literacy.
Since 2004, SANCA has been able to provide $1.8 million in need-based aid to make the circus arts more accessible for all. Kicking off with #GivingTuesday our goal is to raise $40,575 by December 31st to support scholarships, programs, and performances. We are reaching out to you, our creative and supportive community, to continue the mission of making circus arts more accessible for everyone.
Your generosity and support allow us to continue offering innovative and exciting circus opportunities for all.
$250 can provide a teen’s first session of circus.
$535 can provide a full week of circus camp.
$1000 can support one of our Celestial Circus members for a full year.
$1300 can provide a free ride to one child to attend youth circus class for a full year.
The first $15,000 in donations to SANCA this GivingTuesday will be matched.
Circus inspires our imaginations through a unique combination of healthy physical arts, creative play, and performance. Your contributions support opportunities for everyone to experience the joy of circus – from children just learning to move and express themselves physically, to professional performers creating exciting new works of art – none of us could do it without YOU. So we ask that you think of us this Giving Season and pledge a gift that will immediately make a difference.
You Can Also Mail a Check or Call with a Credit Card
SANCA’s 501(c)(3) Tax ID: 20-0300045
Make checks payable to:
674 S Orcas Street
Seattle, WA 98108
We believe in circus arts for everyone.
Class and program tuition only cover about 65% of the cost of running our programs. Contributions made to SANCA’s Annual Fund help to underwrite the organization’s day-to-day operations – from the van that enables community outreach to our enrollment registrars and more. These contributions help ensure SANCA’s educational and artistic excellence and financial stability.
Gifts to SANCA can be made by cash, check, credit card, stock, or through donor-advised funds. Monthly giving plans of any size can be arranged. Please make checks payable to SANCA. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. To make a gift to SANCA, call the Development Department at 206-257-4106, or make an online contribution. We’re happy to answer all your questions!
More Ways to Give
SANCA accepts gifts made through donor-advised funds. Donor-advised fund distributions apply toward your annual giving level and offer tax advantages but often follow specific guidelines. Please contact the organization holding your fund for more information on making charitable contributions.
SANCA welcomes your gift of stock. There are often considerable tax advantages when making a contribution via a stock gift. For more information, consult your tax specialist for details. Please SANCA’s Development Director at 206-257-4106 for more information about how to make a gift of stock.
Giving via Online Shopping
Some online merchants will donate a percentage of their sales to SANCA. It’s a great way to shop and support SANCA at the same time. When you shop online at AmazonSmile, a percentage of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated to SANCA.
Legacy gifts are an investment in SANCA’s future or a means to honor someone. Gifts in perpetuity include bequests, charitable remainder and lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, beneficiary designations, retirement plan gifts and life insurance designations. These planned gifts may provide significant tax savings and are a way to leave a permanent legacy.
Honorary and Memorial Gifts
Making a gift to SANCA is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a friend or family member passionate about circus and SANCA’s role in bringing circus arts and education to everyone in our community. To learn more or explore additional giving possibilities, contact SANCA’s Development Director at:
Many companies match charitable contributions and your employer might be one of them. Your contribution to SANCA can be doubled with a matching gift from your workplace. Contact your company’s HR department and complete a matching gift form. Please check with your human resources department to see if your gift can be matched. If you have questions, contact SANCA’s Development Director at 206-257-4106.
“With regard to one student, SANCA has literally changed his life. In the time that Ian attended SANCA, his academics shot up—in the first four months of school he gained 1.7 grade levels in reading. Ian’s newfound confidence and health are one result of his circus successes.”
– Miriam Reed, First Place School
“If I hadn’t come to SANCA I would be a much less confident person. Coming to SANCA has given me lots of skills that I never would have had, and lots of friends I never would have had.”
–Eloise, Cirrus Circus Member
“SANCA’s residency has been instrumental in the creation of the company. Because of the rehearsal and venue space SANCA provides, we’ve had a chance to explore, take risks, get constructive feedback, and share our vision of expressive, personal circus performance on stage.”
–Terry Crane, Acrobatic Conundrum
Thank You to Our Supporters!
SANCA thanks the following companies that have matched their employees’ contributions:
Adobe; Ameriprise Financial; Amgen; Bank of America; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Boeing Company; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Cambia Health Foundation; Expedia; Getty Images, Inc; Google; McKesson Foundation; Merck; Microsoft; MSNCB; Pop Agency; Salesforce; Starbucks Coffee Company
This list is not all-inclusive.