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Since 2013 Mountain Sage Community School has been providing children a tuition-free Waldorf-inspired arts-integrated education unlike any other K-8 experience in the Fort Collins area. As a public charter school we receive little public funding for major expenses such as land and facilities, which are key to the success of our program.  Your gift, no matter the size, serves as an example of generosity, fosters a community of giving, and helps ensure the future of our school.

Ways to Give

If you would like to give in some other way to Mountain Sage, get more directly involved in fundraising, or have other questions please contact Hillary Mizia.


Monetary Donations

Car Donations

King Soopers Donations

Spread the Word

Wish Lists





Monetary Donations

Whether it's for a specific campaign or just because you love Mountain Sage (or a Mountain Sage student!), financial donations are always accepted. As a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit, your donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID number 27-4313751.

Mail A Check

Please make out your check to Mountain Sage Community School and mail to:

Mountain Sage Community School
2310 E. Prospect Rd. Suite A
Fort Collins, CO, 80525

Contribute Online

Mountain Sage uses the year-round donation platform through Colorado Gives. Choose to make a one-time or a recurring donation- both are wonderful and deeply appreciated. We have heard from families that recurring donations allow them to make a larger contribution without breaking the bank at one time; donating $25/month equates to a $300 annual donation! Thank you in advance for your support.

Vehicles for Charity

Yes, just like NPR! Turn your old car, no matter how run down, into cash for the school. It's simple to set up and has a huge return for the school. This is a wonderful way to support Mountain Sage, and you don't even have to live in Colorado to use this option.

King Soopers Community Rewards

Simply link your King Soopers account to Mountain Sage Community School. Then all you have to do when shopping at King Soopers is swipe your Plus Card or use your alternate ID and Mountain Sage automatically gets your support! Learn more here.

To participate:

  1. Sign in to your digital account, or sign up for one if you do not already have one.
  2. Go here to search for the Mountain Sage Community School.
  3. Enter "Mountain Sage Community School" or the organization ID "QW895" into the search field.
  4. Select the "Mountain Sage Community School" from the list and click Save.

Spread the Word

Potential Dragons want to hear what currently enrolled families have to say. Positive, impactful first-hand stories paint a picture about our culture, the learning environment, and our school community in a way that nothing else can. This means that every Mountain Sage family who shares a wonderful story about our Waldorf-inspired program helps the school to thrive.

Help spread the word in three easy steps:

  1. Tell friends and family about MSCS and why you love it.

  2. Leave a positive review on as many platforms as you like: GoogleNicheGreatSchoolsSchoolDigger, and Facebook.

  3. Share our November Enrollment Events and general Enrollment page in your social networks.

When our school has full enrollment, it ensures a healthy budget and a robust program. Here's a well-researched article from the Coloradoan about charter schools that highlights the complexity of charter school funding. The simplest thing for you to know is that every time you share a positive story, you’re helping to fortify our culture and directly contributing to the bottom line of our school, and that makes a huge difference.

Wish Lists

Thank you for looking at our evolving list of items, both big and small. All items should be in excellent condition and new where applicable. If you are able to donate anything below, please email us.  We can provide you with a donation receipt (we are a 501c3) for your tax records if necessary, just ask!


  • Boxes and boxes of unscented tissues

Larger Items
We may be able to purchase these items for a reasonable cost. Let us know what you're asking.

  • Weatherproof atomic clock for the playground
  • Large fridge/freezer combo for the staff kitchen


  • Cotton fabric with small patterns to make handwork bags
  • Thirty (30) fancy teacups for tea
  • Beeswax candles


  • Picture books about:
    • Spring
    • Dragons
    • Fairies
    • Cats
    • Dogs
  • Topics:
    • Math for young readers
    • Geology and Crystals
    • Atlas and Geography
    • Weather
    • Arts and Crafts (how to)
    • Kids Cookbooks
    • Civil Rights
    • Music (non-fiction)
    • Gardening
    • Puzzles and Games (I Spy, etc)
    • Machine Inventions
    • Animals: pets, reptiles, birds, mammals horses, sea creatures, insects
  • Specific Titles:
    • Anne of West Philly by Ivy Noelle Weir
    • Secret Agent 6th Grader by Marcus Emerson and Noah Child
    • A Mermaid in Middle Grade by A.M Luzzader
    • Middle School Mayhem by CT Walsh
  • Series, Sets, and Authors:
    • The City of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau
    • The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch
    • The Finest Hours (True Rescue series) by Michael J. Tougias
    • Middle School 7 Books Collection Set by James Patterson
    • The Baby Sitter's Club #9-#15
    • Rick Riordan series (especially Magnus Chase, Daughter of the Deep)
    • Mo Williams early readers

Behavior Support

Ms. Gullo's Forest School

  • Shelving unit for inside the shed
  • Small outdoor storage unit for mud toys/sleds/buckets
  • Any size/style bins
  • Nature books for ages from Kinder-3rd grade
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Any size looms made of any materials
  • Fairy garden accessories for our wheelless barrow outdoor fairy garden:
    • Live moss is fine (NO plants)
    • Different size rocks/gravel for the bottom of the barrow
    • Cool rocks for on top
    • Soil to put over the rocks
  • Mud/Sand Kitchen tools (big enough so not to get lost in the sand)
  • Tins/pouring devices for river water
  • Dishwasher safe water bottles

Ms. Spinden's 4th Grade

  • Scrap mat board in pieces between 3” by 3” to 5” by 5” and in between sizes, they don’t have to be square. 27 pieces.