Preschool-12 Dual Language Education in
Two Locations in the Bay Area

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Support GISSV

At GISSV, our utmost commitment is to empower our students with top-notch dual-language education, paving the way for their academic and personal triumphs. As an independent, non-profit institution, we wholeheartedly rely on the support of our remarkable community to elevate the educational journey of our students. We enthusiastically invite you to engage and provide financial support beyond tuition fees. Discover the myriad ways to contribute to our thriving community within this website section.

Consider the enduring impact you can create by including GISSV in your estate plan; it opens remarkable opportunities for the students of tomorrow. We deeply value all forms of support, whether it's a generous donation in cash or stocks, a heartfelt tribute to a beloved teacher, your invaluable volunteerism, or hosting events that unite us.

Got questions or eager to learn more? Reach out to us at, and we'll be delighted to assist you.

GISSV holds 501(c)(3) non-profit status, making most gifts tax-deductible (tax number 77-0530703).

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support in nurturing our school community. 

Together, we fuel success and dreams for every student at GISSV.


Giving Opportunities


At GISSV, everyone can contribute to our success, from parents, teachers, and staff to alumni, their families, and friends. Here are some of the fundraising initiatives that support our school financially while building a strong community:

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the foremost component of GISSV’s fundraising efforts. It provides an immediate, yearly opportunity to perpetuate GISSV’s high academic standards. Gifts of all sizes ensure that the GISSV experience remains consistently exceptional for every student, every year.

A high participation rate for the Annual Fund is crucial because it demonstrates a shared commitment to the school's mission and values. It also shows potential donors, including foundations and corporations, that the school has a strong base of support from its community. Additionally, a high participation rate can inspire others to give and helps ensure that the school has the necessary resources to provide a top-quality education for all students.

You can easily and securely make payments using
your credit card or eCheck by visiting our online payment site:

Corporate Matching Gifts

Matching gifts from your employer are a great way to leverage
additional dollars to support GISSV. Many companies offer
a matching program and will double or triple their employees’ support
of nonprofit organizations. Call your HR Department to find out more.
See the list of companies that offer matching gifts and may match your
gift to GISSV. If your company offers matching gifts, but is not included,
please let us know so we can keep the list updated. GISSV is grateful
to these companies and to you for choosing to support our school.

Events and Sales

Attending GISSV’s special events is an excellent way to support the school financially while having fun and building community.

  • The German Holiday Market in downtown Mountain View invites people of all ages to experience authentic German cuisine and traditions, such as arts and crafts, beer and Glühwein, sausages, pretzels, and cookies, holiday music, and entertainment.

  • The GISSV Gala & Auction is a community building and fundraising gala event with an auction to help raise funds for a dedicated cause.

  • The annual GISSV San Francisco Lantern Festival is a fun family event that includes crafts, lantern making, German food and drinks, and a lantern parade.

  • The Rummage Sale in Mountain View provides an opportunity to donate gently-used clothing, books, games, gear, and household goods that you no longer need. All proceeds benefit GISSV.

  • The Advent Wreath Sale in Mountain View enables you to experience the traditions of the holidays in Germany by buying fabulous advent wreaths handmade by GISSV parents.


Other Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to GISSV. We invite you to choose the way that is most convenient and meaningful for you. Every gift is much appreciated and enhances the education of every child at GISSV.