Support ICS


Independence Charter School offers an expanding array of resources and opportunities to our students due in large part to the generosity of donors just like you. We know you understand that the whole community has stake in ensuring the education and global literacy of the next generation.

And we thank you for your continued support!


We are grateful to work with an ever-growing network of philanthropists who understand that education is a primary vehicle to ensuring global awareness and literacy for future generations to come. There are many ways to join this group of individuals and organizations, who have been invaluable to the continued success of our students.

Annual Appeal

ICS relies on the generosity of its families, alumni, and friends to ensure our students have well-rounded learning experiences that exemplify our mission. Your donation to the annual appeal will be used to improve student resources, curricular and co-curricular offerings, staff development and learning facilities. Here are just a few examples of what your gift can do:

$2,100 – Sponsors a student on ICS’ signature study abroad program Take Flight

$1,000 – Upgrades a Spanish classroom library

$500 – Upgrades a classroom’s technology

$150 – Sponsors a student in an extracurricular activity

$50 – Supports Special Education enhancements to classroom

$25 – Covers the cost of a student on a field trip

Donations can be made online at or by check/money order made out to Independence Charter School with “Annual Appeal.” Your gift in any amount will go a long way in supporting our students.


When you make a gift to Independence Charter School you become an essential partner in the mission to provide a robust and intellectually stimulating education with a global focus designed to develop independent, thoughtful world citizens.

However, you choose to support ICS, we thank you!


Gifts of cash – made by check or credit card – make an immediate impact on our school community.

  • Credit card gifts can be made online by clicking here.
  • Checks should be made payable to “Independence Charter School”

Mail gifts to:

Independence Charter School
c/o Tish Prendergast
1600 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146


Whether you would like to donate today or benefit future generations after your lifetime, together we can find a plan that provides for your present while helping the future of ICS through planned giving. There are many options to leave a lasting impact—you can make an ultimate gift in your will, trust or other account that becomes your personal legacy of changing the world through education. If you are considering a planned gift to ICS, we recommend that you consult your tax or legal advisor.

Whatever you planned giving goals, we can help you plan your personal legacy in a way that’s right for you.

Corporate Support
& Matching Gift Programs

Many companies or corporations will match employees’ philanthropic contributions. Check with your employer to see if they offer matching gifts.  It is as simple as filling out the company’s matching gift form and sending it to us with your gift.

Educational Improvement (EITC)

ICS’ foundation Worlds of Opportunity is approved to receive Educational Improvement Tax Credits (EITC), as an approved Educational Improvement Organization.  EITC-EIO contributions support ICS’ global citizenship, STEM, dual language, arts education, and extra-curricular programming.

Support Our Next Generation of Global Citizens

Independence Charter School is a non-profit public charter school serving a diverse community of learners from across the city of Philadelphia. Because we believe that every child is a citizen of the world, our vision is to foster equity and excellence in learning by embracing global citizenship, bilingual education, rigorous academics and creative expression through the arts.

For more information on ways to give to Independence Charter School, please contact Tish Prendergast
at 215-238-8000 or

Opening Worlds of Opportunity




      215-238-8000, ext. 2222

      215-238-8000, ext. 2228 (Para español)

      Contact us


1600 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146

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