Capitol School of Austin believes that small class sizes and a highly qualified staff of speech-language therapists and special educators make us a unique and highly successful program. Maintaining this standard of quality is impossible through tuition alone. It has been through the continuous support from community supporters that CSA has been able to help more than 850 children find their voice.
At CSA, “every penny counts” isn’t just something we say, it is a mantra we live by. Any donation, large or small, will go towards supporting programs, scholarships, campus improvement, technology, or other special projects. We manage all fundraising activities ourselves, so 100% of your donation will go directly to support the children at Capitol School of Austin.
Making a donation is as easy as sending a check to Capitol School of Austin or donating by credit card by clicking on the button below.
CSA’s Annual Grandparents/VIP Celebration and Grandparents Challenge consists of CSA grandparents, grand-friends, and other Very Important People (VIPs) coming to see what their grandchildren love about CSA. The students put on a performance for their guests and then invite them to tour their classrooms. The students absolutely love having their special guests at school!
CSA also uses the celebration to kick off our Annual Grandparents Challenge for current and previous grandparents to help cover any deficit in CSA’s operating expenses for the year.
Amplify Austin: Give back to the city you love
Amplify Austin is Austin’s 24 hours of giving. The one-day of giving campaign raised more than $9 million for 700 Austin-area non-profits and CSA is always thrilled to be a part of it.
Annual CSA Fundraiser
CSA’s Annual Fundraiser is an ever-changing theme. In the past, CSA has thrown a casino night, a wine tasting, a murder mystery night—these events always culminate in a silent auction with items donated from Friends of Capitol School as well as local businesses that support CSA and its mission.
In 2018, CSA threw A Toast to Capitol School, a wine tasting with salsa dancing lessons and demonstrations.
Giving Tuesday & End-of-Year Giving
As the end-of-year season approaches and people turn their thoughts to giving and supporting the causes close to their hearts, CSA asks that Capitol School may be included in that list. The End-of-Year Campaign kicks off on Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.
Including CSA in any giving enables the school to continue helping families struggling with learning differences. When asked about what their time at CSA means to them, the overwhelming response from parents is that CSA gives them hope. Hope that their child will better communicate, that he/she will use language to make friends, will reach his/her potential, and will succeed both at CSA and in future school settings.
Although tuition at CSA is in line with other low-ratio, non-profit schools for children with special needs, the school recognizes that many families cannot afford the program. For this reason, there is an established tuition assistance program administered by the CSA Board of Directors.
The program is designed for families who earn below Austin-area median incomes. Awards up to 50% of tuition and are based on three criteria:
A family’s financial situation, including income and cash assets
The needs of other families applying for assistance
The amount of funds available for tuition assistance (since the tuition assistance program is funded by private donations and varies from year to year)
Scholarships are partially funded through the CSA endowment fund, which is funded by private donations, foundation support, or a percentage of the CSA yearly operating budget, whenever possible. This is a major area of need of the school. To donate to our scholarship program, click on the Give Now button above and indicate “Scholarship Fund” on the memo line.
Shop at smile.amazon.com
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support CSA every time you shop, at no cost to you. If you make purchases from AmazonSmile, click on the link here and elect to support “Texas Language Learning Alternatives, Inc.” and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to CSA.
Other online shopping
For all other online purchases, start at this Give As You Get link (you’ll see our logo) and CSA will earn a percentage of every purchase you make with no cost to you! Here is a list of all the stores available—Many are places we all shop at every day!
A Pea in the Pod
Dell Home & Home Office
Discount School Supply
LEGO Brand Retail
Office Depot, Inc
PETCO Animal Supplies
The Body Shop
Randalls: Good Neighbor Program
If you shop at Randalls, present your Remarkable Card to the customer service desk and indicate that you want to donate to CSA (our neighbor number is 3826. After that, every time you use your card a percentage of your purchase will be sent directly to the school!
Did you know that you can purchase gifts for your loved ones AND support our organization at the same time? Just mention Austin Community Blooms and Capitol School of Austin over the phone or in store for 5% of your purchase to be contributed to CSA.
When ordering online, check the box at the bottom of the order page that reads “This is an Austin Community Blooms order.” Click the box and select Capitol School from the drop-down list that follows.
Box Tops for Education
Bring us your box tops from any General Mills products, and CSA will earn ten cents for each. Deposit tops in the decorated can located in the main hallway.