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There are many ways for you to help Novato schools provide outstanding programs that help school be more engaging and interactive for students!

Make an Online Donation

You can make a one-time or monthly donation to School Fuel through our PayPal portal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this option.

One-time Donation

Monthly Donation

Donation Options

Donate Through JustGive

A secure online donation may be made to School Fuel through JustGive.org. The donation will still be tax-deductible as allowed by law, and donors will be emailed confirmation of the donation, and you have the option of remaining anonymous. Just Give will deduct 4.5% from the donation to cover the cost of the transaction.

Donate by Check

If you prefer to donate by check, you may mail a check payable to “School Fuel” to 448 Ignacio Blvd., Suite 410, Novato, CA 94949.

Donate through the E-Scrip School Partner Program

It’s easy to support School Fuel through eScrip, at no cost to you. To sign up, go to www.escrip.com, and complete the on-line registration. Be sure to indicate that School Fuel – Novato Foundation is the non-profit organization of choice (Group ID number 500001358).

After signing up, make purchases as normal using the registered cards.  Every time a registered card is used at participating stores a percentage of the purchases will be donated to School Fuel. A complete list of participating merchants is available online on the e-scrip homepage. Lucky, Matt & Jeff’s, Nugget Market, and Extreme Pizza are just a few of the local participants. Many others are available in the eScrip online mall!

Donate a Vehicle

School Fuel accepts donations of used vehicles. Donate For Charity arranges a free vehicle pickup, handles all the DMV issues, sells the vehicle at auction, and distributes the net proceeds to School Fuel. So if it’s time to replace an older car, or if a boat and trailer are just taking up space in the garage, consider making a donation. Donors will avoid the headache of selling a used vehicle and receive a receipt for a tax deduction.

Donors ready to donate vehicles can call Donate For Charity toll-free at (866) 392-4483 or donate online at www.donateforcharity.com.

Support Us Through our Business Partners

Matt & Jeff’s at Vintage Oaks donate a penny per every gallon of gas they sell to School Fuel.

Harvest Market donates all of the profits from its sales of See’s chocolates.

Hilltop 1892 offer a Round up for School Fuel on each bill when you dine in.

You can support School Fuel though AmazonSmile. Just set your charity to “The Novato Foundation for Public Education” and a portion of each purchase will come back to School Fuel.

Participate in The Tour of Novato

Our biggest event of the year is the Tour of Novato. You can register for this event at www.tourofnovato.org and create your own fundraising page to help let your friends, family and neighbors know about the good things School Fuel is doing for kids in Novato. Plus, it is a great day of family fun where the community comes together to bike, walk, and play.


No matter what your talent or interest, there is a way to get involved. And no matter how much time you have to spare, there is a job you can do. As a part of the School Fuel volunteer community you will make new friends and have fun while doing something vitally important for our schools. Feel free to contact us to learn more.

Donate Books

School Fuel accepts donations of new and gently used books and puts these books in the hands of eager young readers in Novato! Book donations can be dropped off at the NUSD District Administration Office during office hours, or contact us to make special arrangements.