Make A Gift

Make A Monetary Contribution

Your donations help provide scholarships for students, enrich primary school education, and support innovative local schools.

There are two ways to contribute money to CMEF:

First, simply make a one-time gift below. Every contribution counts, and we (especially our scholarship recipients) are most grateful for them.

Second, we have now started the CMEF Sustainer Program that provides an easy and secure online method to set up recurring credit card contributions through Paypal.  Automatic monthly gifts are the most convenient way for you to support a child’s education and the best way to ensure that they will continue to get the education they have right now. Sustainers are automatically entered into all quarterly prize drawings.

Matching: Remember that many employers will match gifts to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations such as CMEF. We have benefitted from matching by programs from Microsoft, Adobe, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Check and see if your employer has a gift matching program.

Make a one-time contribution


There are two ways to contribute:

1. Make secure contributions using Paypal online using the link above.

2. Checks payable to the Cool Mountain Education Fund can be mailed to the following address:

Cool Mountain Education Fund
1430 Undine Street
Bellingham, WA 98229

NEW!: Become a Sustainer

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Monthly Contribution

Our newest program, the CMEF Sustainer Program, allows supporters like you to continue giving all year round! There are two ways to become a sustainer:

1. Set up your online credit card contribution securely and conveniently through Paypal using the link above.

2. Automatic Bank Draft: Some donors prefer to have their sustaining donations taken directly from their bank account. Email us at

We welcome contributions to support our work and help the children of the Cool Mountains. Our status as a 501(c)(3) organization means that all donations are tax-deductible.

In-kind donations
We would appreciate donations of the following items to support our work:
Frequent flyer miles, digital cameras, memory cards, laptop computer, digital voice recorders, external hard drives, and donated brochure printing.
Please e-mail us for more information on how to donate other items.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with fund-raising projects, especially our winter holiday calendar sales. Please e-mail us if you can give us the gift of your time!