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The JMPNS Annual Fund

Are you a JMPNS alum? Do you love a current JMPNS student? Consider making a gift to honor, amplify and deepen our work with families in West Sacramento and beyond.

Our 2023 annual fund supports our highest priority: Offering a high quality preschool experience to all families regardless of income. We pay our director a competitive salary, offer a tiered tuition model to increase accessibility for families at all income levels, provide tuition assistance, and foster a play-based environment that sparks curiosity, delight and imagination.


The cost of running our school in alignment with these values requires more than tuition revenue. The average gap between annual tuition and the real cost of a student’s education is $1,400.

  • Who donates to JMPNS?
    Everyone who loves our children, or has been a JMPNS family, or who benefits from our unique role in the West Sacramento community. Our donations typically come from current families, board members, alumni, staff, grandparents, neighbors, small businesses and local companies.
  • Why not raise tuition to cover all expenses?
    Our tiered tuition model offers families the ability to pay for school according to their means. Some of our families do pay tuition that reflects the full cost of a JMPNS education. Most families pay less, and some receive additional tuition assistance. The annual fund supports these families’ ability to attend.
  • How much should I give?
    Every JMPNS family contributes to the community by working and through committee participation. All current and alumni families are also encouraged to join our Alumni Circle by making a recurring donation of $7/mo or more, which gives us financial stability and allows us to plan for the future. Our one-time gifts from extended family, friends and community supporters range from $10 to $5,000.
  • What about matching gifts?
    Many companies offer to match charitable donations made to schools, which can potentially double the impact of your support. If your employer provides a matching gift program, you may be able to complete a form in person or online to increase the value of your contribution. Contact your employer to find out if they provide matching gifts.

Donor Recognition

Alumni Circle

Recurring gifts of $7/month or more from our current families and alumni give us financial stability and allow us to plan for the future.


JMPNS Explore!

Black Hole Benefactor  $5,000+           

Cosmic Visionary   $2,500 – $4,999            

Galactic Navigator   $1,000 – $2,499


JMPNS Lift Off! 

Interstellar Voyager  $500 - $999

Orbiting Star  $100 - $499

Comet Contributor  Up to $99

Since 2022, we’ve received support from: First 5 Yolo, River City Dance Company, Sekhon & O’Bryant Law Corp, International Gymnastics Center, Castro Insurance, Raley's and Nugget. 


For a recurring gift of $7/month or more, or a one-time gift of $100 or more, we will dedicate a new book in our classroom library in your name.

Making a Gift

Write a check.

Make checks payable to JMPNS. In the "For" section, please write Annual Fund. Donations can be mailed to: JMPNS, PO Box 379, West Sacramento, CA, 95691.

Nugget Scrip​

When you scan your scrip card at the register, up to 4% of your purchase is donated to JMPNS. Ask for a card at customer service.

Stock gifts and IRA distributions


We accept gifts through Donate Stock. Contact us to inquire.

JMPNS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our federal tax ID is: 94-3306638. All donations are tax-deductible.

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