Donate to the PTA

Your financial support for the JA Vargas PTA provides students with programs such as student enrichment, community-building events, classroom supplies, and staff appreciation. Together with the school community, you make it possible to provide all JA Vargas students with memorable experiences throughout the school year.

How to Donate

  • Through your employer’s gift-giving website, such as Benevity, CyberGrants, YourCause, BrightFunds, etc.

  • Through TOTEM membership portal

  • Through the JA Vargas Online Store

  • Directly by cash/check; submit donations at the school office.

Donation Info

  • Jose Antonio Vargas PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our Tax ID/EIN is 90-1257353.

  • Donations may be tax-deductible.

  • Checks should be made payable to “Jose Antonio Vargas PTA”.

  • When using corporate-giving sites:

    1. Some giving sites use our full IRS name: “California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc dba Jose Antonio Vargas PTA”, so confirm the EIN before donating.

    2. For CyberGrants: if a PTA e-mail contact is requested, use .

    3. Some employers take up to 90 days to disburse donations through their giving site.

  • Questions about donations? Need a receipt? Need assistance with corporate giving? Contact .

Corporate Matching

Your employer could match your donation to the JA Vargas PTA, a non-profit organization. This is a great method to double your donation!

  • Check Charity Navigator to see if your employer offers corporate match

  • OR visit your employer's corporate gift-giving website directly -- Benevity, CyberGrants, YourCause, BrightFunds, etc.

  • If you've already donated to the PTA through TOTEM or other method and need a donor receipt, contact .

Shop through Amazon Smile

Did you know you can earn 0.5% on your Amazon purchases for the JA Vargas PTA? Here’s how:

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  • In the Amazon App (iOS or Android), go to Settings-> Amazon Smile to activate.