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Your gift matters. Whatever the activity, 98% of our families tell us their children would not be able to participate without SKJAJA's support.


Your gift is necessary. Demand for SKJAJA scholarships last year was at an all-time high, due to the childcare crisis, inflation, and families seeking critical mental, social and emotional support for their children.


Although we awarded a record number of 304 scholarships in 2021-2022, we didn't have enough funds to cover all the scholarship requests, and many kids ended up on a waitlist. We don’t want that to happen again. We know you don’t either.


Every dollar raised between now and December 31 will fund SKJAJA's Scholarship Program, providing crucial out-of-school enrichment to students grades K-12 throughout Chapel Hill-Carrboro. 


Ignite a spark. Light some joy. Donate today!

SKJAJA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (TAX ID #26-2821484), so your donation may be tax deductible.

To donate a musical instrument for SKJAJA’s PLAY it Forward program – click button below.

Additional ways to give.

Monthly SKJAJA


Monthly donations are gratefully accepted for any amount you'd like. Or, become part of our SKJAJA Giving Circle.

  • $100/month could pay for an entire school year of private music lessons.

  • $50/month could cover the fees for a season of rec sports for five youth.

  • $25/month could pay for the registration fee for an overnight field trip.

Employer Matching




IRA Donations

Capital Gains Donations

Employer Matching

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, SKJAJA qualifies for many employer matching programs.

SKJAJA is already an approved nonprofit for the following:

  • Pfizer

  • GSK

  • Accenture

  • IBM

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

If you don't see your employer on the list, please let us know – it's usually an easy process to be added to your employer's list.



A really easy way to give to SKJAJA: the Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to SKJAJA.

  1. Visit and bookmark:

  2. You must select SKJAJA Fund as your nonprofit

  3. Shop Smile.Amazon as you normally do on

  4. Repeat every time you shop at Amazon.

  5. SKJAJA receive quarterly deposits from Smile.Amazon.


IRA Donations

IRA owners can make a tax-free charitable contribution

Must be 701/2 or older.

Transfer up to $100,000 per year directly to a nonprofit without paying income tax.

Couples filing jointly can transfer up to $200,000 per year directly to a nonprofit without paying income tax.

Consult your financial  advisor for details.

Capital Gains Donations

If you own stock for more than one year that has gone up in value, you can donate it to SKJAJA Fund.

  • Get a deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock at the time of the transfer.

  • Don't ever pay capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the stock.

  • SKJAJA won't owe captial gains tax either. SKJAJA can sell it right away or hold on to it.

Consult your financial advisor for details.

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