Donate & Fundraise

Your generous donations make UMA possible

Now in its fourth year, UMA continues to build a unique learning environment that is innovative and collaborative and supports a high level of creativity and excellence for our students. To do this, we need your support! You can help us in a number of ways:

  • Participate in our Annual Fund Campaign to preserve and grow UMA.
  • Make a donation online, and consider setting up a recurring gift.
  • Inquire about gift-matching through your employer.
  • Give in-kind — see our wish list below.
  • Participate in the ongoing fundraising programs listed below.
  • Invite friends and family members to join you in participating through attending and/or donating to fundraising events such as UMA’s Spring Gala.

Upper Mississippi Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please contact us to request an official tax receipt.

Financial Donations

Interested in making a financial contribution to UMA? Make a one-time online donation via PayPal Giving Fund with no fees to you or UMA, or monthly to become a sustaining supporter of our school.

If you prefer you can drop off or mail donations to the UMA office. Checks should be made payable to UMA. Cash donations are also accepted. Please provide exact change.  Tax receipts are available on request.

Many employers offer matching donations. Inquire with your company about any matching giving programs, and contact us if you need any forms or documents to complete the match!

Thank you for your continued support!

Make a Sustaining Monthly Donation

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Ongoing Fundraising Opportunities

The fundraising opportunities listed below are brought to you through the UMA Parent-Teacher Organization. All funds collected through these opportunities will be used to support the learning pathways and student field trips.


Box Tops for Education — Collect Box Tops from participating products and earn cash for UMA!


Amazon Smile — .05% of your purchases on will go to UMA. Learn more about the AmazonSmile Program

In-Kind Donations

If in-kind donations are more your style, check out UMA’s Wish List below! Please contact us with questions about any of the items listed below, or if you have an item UMA might find useful but is not on the list.


iTunes Gift Cards (for audiobooks
push brooms


4  10″ iron skillets
4 medium sized sturdy strainers
4 rubber spatulas
4 sets (of four) metal mixing bowls
scrubbies for washing dishes
gift cards to Cub or Mississippi Market
Any old fashioned kitchen gadget


toilet paper/paper towel rolls
plastic bottles (rinsed out, please)
plastic and/or metal bottle caps (rinsed off)
aluminum cans (rinsed and not smashed)
brown bags
old canvas (stretched or not)
fabric (especially cottons)
glass bottles (rinsed, label free)
wire hangers
PVC pipe
hand drills (like a Dremel)
masking tape
gummed paper tape
wire cutters
hand saws
duct/duck tape (colorful or not)
wire (any and all kinds)
sewing patterns (basic)
ceramic tile
string (any and all variations)
Gift Cards
Michael’s Arts and Crafts
Home Depot
Wet Paint


hand sanders
rulers (sturdy, with both metric and standard inch measurements)

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