Supporting NWCA


Thank you for your interest in supporting the Northwest Chinese Academy, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Financial support of the school beyond tuition and fees is an essential component of NWCA’s finances and culture. NWCA relies on the generosity of friends, alumni, foundations and corporations to help sustain and advance the mission of our school.  Your tax-deductible donation will help ensure the best possible educational environment for our students and faculty.

There are many ways in which you can help support our school.

Cash Gifts:
Please make checks payable to the Northwest Chinese Academy and mail funds to:
Northwest Chinese Academy
16860 SW Blanton Street
Aloha, Oregon 97078

Credit Card Gifts:

Employer Matching Programs:
Many local employers offer matching gift programs for qualified non-profit organizations and will match charitable contributions made by their current and retired employees.  Companies which have these programs can double or triple the impact of your gift to NWCA!  If your employer has such a program, request an application from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will take care of the rest.

Stock Donations:
Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits. More information can be found here.

Shopping to Support Northwest Chinese Academy:

Many retailers will donate a percentage of your shopping purchase to Northwest Chinese Academy.

SCRIP Gift Card Program: Scrip is a powerful way to raise additional funds for the school, simply by harnessing the community’s existing purchasing habits. By using scrip gift cards for your everyday purchases, you generate funds for NWCA at no cost to you; however, the funds raised can be significant. There are a variety of gift cards to purchase that give back an average of 8% to the school. If you are interested in buying Scrip gift cards for groceries, gas, shopping or gifts, please email or call 503.546.3455.

Amazon Smile – Go to when you shop and select Northwest Chinese Academy to send a percentage of your purchases back to NWCA

Fred Meyer Community RewardsLink your Fred Meyer card to NWCA and a portion of your purchases will be donated back to Northwest Chinese Academy.  And yes, you’ll still receive your Fred Meyer points.  Fred Meyer

Annual Fundraising Events:
NWCA holds several annual fundraising activities and events which enable our entire community of students, parents, families, friends and community-at-large to have fun and participate in providing additional funds for school programs.

Hong Bao Gala:  NWCA’s biggest annual fundraiser, the Hong Bao Gala is named after the Mandarin term for “red envelopes” which are filled with money and traditionally presented during special occasions and the Chinese New Year.  NWCA’s Hong Bao Gala is a celebratory evening event that gives attendees a rare opportunity to put on cocktail attire and enjoy a great Chinese New Year party.  A truly social affair, the Gala evening includes a cocktail hour showcasing a variety of local beverages, an exquisite pan-Asian dinner, and entertainment, which sometimes comes in the form of friendly bidding wars during the silent and live auctions. To learn more, visit our Hong Bao 2018 website.

Read-A-Thon (Spring): The Read-A-Thon is a fun way to encourage our students to master their love of reading and help raise funds for curriculum resources. Students obtain donations from family, friends and neighbors based on the number of minutes or pages that they read during the month.  Each student sets his or her own goal and quite often exceeds it while reading three different languages!

On behalf of those children whose lives you will touch through your contribution, thank you!