WHY GIVE to American Heritage

American Heritage is a public charter school. Like all public schools, we don't charge tuition and we rely on state funding for our operations, which comes from state income tax, State lottery proceeds, and federal grants. BUT, unlike most public schools, charter schools receive no money from local property taxes. That means AHCS gets no money from school bonds, supplemental levies, emergency levies, or other local taxes. We're proud of this, because our facilities were constructed/renovated using private donations. We provide a first rate education and help alleviate overcrowding in other area public schools without increasing property taxes. However, this also means that we have a lot of need to raise money where we can.


The old fashioned way to donate is by bringing your donation (cash or check) to the office at 1736 S. 35th W, Idaho Falls, ID 83402. We will get you a donation receipt, and you can deduct the donation on your taxes. If you're an Idaho resident, you may be able to get 50% of the donation back as a tax credit.

Below are a few additional ways to donate online and while you shop.

Donate Directly to AHCS Through PAYPAL

The AHCS Parent-Faculty Association accepts tax deductible donations to support school curricular programs, extra-curricular events and activities.

​Click "Donate" above to make your online donation.


Amazon Smile logo
About AmazonSmileAmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
To have Amazon donate to AHCS, change your AmazonSmile Charitable Organization on (smile.amazon.com). On your first visit, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. You can change your selection at any time.
To change your charitable organization:
  1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select a new charitable organization to support.
For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.

Donate Time through the Parent-Faculty Association

If you'd like to donate time to AHCS, please come by the office and fill out a volunteer application or contact the Parent-Faculty Association by emailing ahcspfa@ahcspatriots.us We need volunteers in many areas, including:

1. Reading and math tutors;
2. Helping with classroom activities;
3. Chaperones on field trips;
4. Helping with school activities (school carnival, book fair, teacher appreciation);
5. Volunteering at fundraising events;
6. Art and Music volunteers;
7. Security Volunteers (particularly former military or law enforcement).