Preschool-12 Bilingual Education in
Three Locations in the Bay Area

Give-Back Programs

Shop & Support GISSV

Did you know that, when you designate GISSV, several companies donate a portion of your purchase amount back to the school thanks to nonprofit give-back programs? And what’s more, a number of businesses also grant you a discount on your own purchases when you let them know of your connection with us.

We are grateful to the businesses listed below for extending this special opportunity to our school community.

Check out the growing list of vendors, and please remember to think of GISSV when making your purchases!


We are members of Amazon Associates Program, which gives an average of 6% back to the school from all your purchases. Just click here or on the image below to get tagged and enter Amazon’s site. Once you’re there, bookmark your page and GISSV will benefit from every purchase now and in the future. No need to register!


Volkswagen offers a generous Partner Program for the GISSV community. All GISSV families, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to participate in the program which extends a $500 discount on the purchase or lease of any new Volkswagen model. In addition, GISSV receives a $250 donation from Volkswagen of America for each Volkswagen purchased or leased through this program (please submit a proof of purchase to our office so GISSV may receive credit for your purchase). Vehicles purchased under the terms of this program are also eligible for special retail promotions that are available at the time the vehicle is purchased or leased. All transactions must be completed through a Volkswagen dealership.

To participate in the program, eligible family members and employees must first obtain a Partner Program Certificate. This certificate must be presented to the dealer at the time of purchase along with a letter of verification by GISSV (for current families and alumni) or a current paystub (for employees).

Certificates as well as additional program details may be obtained on the program website at To receive a certificate, you will need the unique GISSV company number: 3646AF.

The discount is applicable to students and employees and their immediate family members who reside in the same household. It cannot be applied to purchases made by other family members or friends.

Sports Basement

When you shop at any Sports Basement location and mention “German International School” at the register, you get 10% off your purchase and GISSV receives a donation of 10% of your purchase amount.

Kasumisou Gallery

Kasumisou Gallery is an online business based in Menlo Park that carries an array of gifts and home decor items. Enter the GISSV partner code (940433) at checkout and the school receives a donation of 15% of your purchase value.

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