Make a Gift

Thank you for supporting our "Small School with the Big Heart"!

St. Clare School relies on the generous support of our community and friends to help us develop life-long learners who will become the leaders of tomorrow, and embrace the future with hope. Your support is critical to our mission.

Where to Give

  • Unrestricted gifts: Your gift will be directed to the area of greatest need. 
  • Gifts to the Endowment: Endowed giving supports the long-term financial health of the school. Every year, gifts to the Endowment are generously matched by the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation of the Oregon Community Foundation. For more information on the Endowment, click HERE.
  • Annual Appeal gifts: St. Clare holds an annual appeal every year, typically in the fall.  Gifts to the Annual Appeal can range from unrestricted, to project-specific campaigns.  For more information on the Annual Appeal, click HERE.
  • Tuition Assistance gifts: Many students desire a Catholic education, but are unable to afford one.  St. Clare bridges this gap by providing assistance to students and families in need.  Support for this fund is ongoing throughout the year, and many of our supporters give through a monthly request at Mass.  Additionally, our annual Support-a-Student campaign takes place over a weekend in the spring, and provides critical support for deserving students. Gifts from non-parents and guardians to tuition assistance are generously matched by the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation of the Oregon Community Foundation. To make a gift to Tuition Assistance, click HERE, and select Support a Student in the drop-down menu.
  • Restricted giving: The school welcomes gifts to specific areas you designate - such as facilitlies, sporting equipment, classroom needs, financial support for an event, etc. 

How to Give

Giving to St. Clare is easy! Just select the option that best serves your needs.

  • Individual Giving: Gifts can be made by check and sent or delivered to the school during regular business hours.  The address is 1807 SW Freeman Street, Portland OR  97219.  Or to give online, click on the Make a Gift button on this page, or HERE. This will take you to a dedicated page where you can select the amount, one-time or recurring, and which area to designate your gift to.  
  • Securities and wire transfers: Contributions of appreciated stock or other capital assets can result in significant tax savings.  The Archdiocese of Portland acts as an agent for St. Clare School in this process, and forwards the cash resulting from such a transfer to the school to be used as you have designated.  To transfer appreciated stock or other assets, please contact the development office at 503-244-7600, extension 239, or email Renee Cline, development director at 
  • Planned/Legacy Giving: Legacy gifts provide an opportunity for you to continue to support the school after you are gone. There are many vehicles through which a planned gift can be made.  Some examples are bequests from a Will or Trust, designating St. Clare School as a remainder beneficiary under a retirement plan, and Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs).  The school can assist you with gathering information which can help you make an informed decision. If you are planning a legacy gift, please contact Renee Cline, development director at 503-244-7600 x239, or