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 Campaign-SteppingStones

The Annual Campaign now known as SteppingStones, is the heart and soul of GISSV’s fundraising endeavors, it’s more than just a campaign. Imagine a world where GISSV’s high academic standards shine even brighter every year. That’s exactly what the Annual Campaign makes possible.

Every gift matters, no matter its size! Each contribution helps us fulfill our mission of providing an outstanding GISSV experience for every student. Your participation is like the special ingredient that adds flavor to our SteppingStones campaign. It’s a way to demonstrate your dedication to GISSV’s mission and values, and it serves as a guiding light, drawing the attention of potential donors, foundations, and corporations. Together, as a strong supportive community, we can ensure GISSV’s continued success!

Inspire others to join our cause and support top-quality education for ALL students. Let’s create a brighter future TOGETHER.

Join us today and be part of the magic that makes GISSV shine.

Help us Educate & Elevate! (Learn more)

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.

  • German Holiday Market: Imagine strolling through a festive market, savoring authentic cuisine, and celebrating holiday traditions. From crafted beers to mulled wine, sausages, pretzels, and cookies, you'll enjoy holiday music and entertainment from our talented students and community members. It's like stepping into a traditional German Christmas market.

  • The annual GISSV SF Laternenfest is a heartwarming celebration of St. Martin’s spirit! We invite you to be at our Laternenfest, where you can savor delicious German cuisine, experience captivating student performances, purchase beautiful lanterns, and take a delightful evening stroll through the enchanting Eureka Valley. Let’s come to celebrate the values of light, sharing and compassion.

  • GISSV Spring Fling-Auction: This event is a wonderful way to honor our incredible students and teachers while raising essential funds to support them. You can participate in interactive online and live auctions, featuring community business gift cards, books, student artwork, specialty items, trips, and exclusive experiences.

  • 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.