Donations and Company Match

Donation Contact Information

Pirate PTO EIN/Tax ID: 82-3133711

Address: Pirate Parent Teacher Organization “Pirate PTO” 
4480 Kirby Drive
Manvel, TX  77578
Fundraising Contact: 2022-2023 Financial Officer, Kara Ihedigbo
[email protected]

Personal Giving

Thank you for considering a gift to the Pirate PTO General Fund. The Pirate PTO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations, outside of membership dues, are 100% tax deductible.

There are several ways to complete your financial gift to Pirate PTO. Gifts to the Pirate PTO General Fund remain unrestricted in use. These funds have been used to benefit our school in a variety of ways, including playground equipment, teacher grants, event costs, etc. For specific questions regarding past disbursements, email [email protected]

After completing your donation, please consider researching your company’s corporate match program to make your giving go further.

Gifts Online

Click here to donate to Pirate PTO on our site immediately.  Please note that donations made through our site will incur a processing fee, paid by Pirate PTO, of 3.9% + $0.30 USD for United States domestic gifts and 4.9% + $0.30 USD for internal gifts. 

A receipt for your tax records will be immediately emailed to you once the transaction is complete.


Gifts by Mail

Mail checks to:

Pirate Parent Teacher Organization “Pirate PTO”, 4480 Kirby Drive, Manvel, TX 77578

Please designate an email address on the check’s MEMO line to be mailed a receipt. Allow two weeks for processing payment and issuing a receipt.


Gifts by Wire Transfer

To ensure accurate handling of your gift, please send an email with your intention to give to [email protected], subject line: "Intent to Wire Transfer to Pirate PTO". Your email should contain the following information: (1) The date the Pirate PTO should expect the wire, (2) dollar amount, (3) sending organization or individual's name, and (4) written sentence that the wire is intended for the Pirate PTO General Fund. 

When the email is received, the Pirate PTO will reply with organization bank information including address, account number and routing number (ABA). 

Corporate Giving

Company Matching Gifts Programs

Click here to search for your employer and confirm if the company will match your donation or volunteer hours.

Thank you for giving to the Pirate PTO General Fund. Your financial gift allows the Pirate PTO to support important programs and initiatives at Pomona Elementary School -- benefitting staff, teachers and students. You may be able to make your gift go even further via your company’s Matching Gifts Program.

Companies of all sizes match donations for their employees to non-profit organizations, including elementary schools and Parent-Teacher Organizations like ours, because it’s an easy and structured way for them to support the good work that matters to their employees. Moreover, most companies include Education as a tenet of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

For example, Houston company BP will match dollar-for-dollar charitable giving (up to $5000). ExxonMobil will match up to three dollars for every dollar of employee giving (up to $22,500). 

Don’t see your employer’s name in the search above? Make sure to check with your HR representative. It’s possible that your employer offers matching gifts but isn’t captured in this system. 


Volunteer Grants

Volunteer grants are corporate giving programs that encourage volunteerism in communities where employees live and work. Through these programs, companies provide cash grants to organizations like Pirate PTO where employees regularly volunteer. These programs effectively turn your time and effort as a volunteer into usable funds to benefit our school. 

For example, Houston company ConocoPhillips will award $500 for every 20 hours an employee volunteers (Max $1,000). ExxonMobil will award $500 for every 20 hours an employee volunteers (Max $2,000). 

Volunteer grants are important because they are essentially “free money” that is often overlooked. A typical volunteer grant process looks something like this: 

Step 1: Before volunteering with Pirate PTO, determine if your company provides volunteer grants using this link. Simply search for your company for details. 

Step 2: Volunteer as you normally would with Pirate PTO.

Step 3: Complete any forms required by your company -- often electronically. Your company will review your volunteer grant application eligibility and will confirm that you volunteered. Often they need a Pirate PTO board member name and contact to confirm the grant application is legit. 

Step 4: The company sends a check to Pirate PTO.