Give to King

Friends of King

Financial support from King Families pays for programs and initiatives that allow our students – and our community – to thrive.  One of the best ways King Families can help support students and the many vital programs at our school is by participating in the PTA’s direct donation drive called the Friends of King.


Set Your Own Amount

One Time or Recurring

Monthly Giving

Use These Convenient Preset Amounts

donate $100 per month
donate $60 per month (for two students)
donate $30 per month (for one student)
donate $10 per month

There is so much we can accomplish with your help. Our Friends of King goal for 2020-2021 is $110,000. That is approximately $300 per student ($30/month) to fully fund our programs. If you’re able, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in this amount; however, any amount that is significant to you will help us reach our goal.

Your gift will help support:

  • Staff Development to support collaboration and skill-building – both tech and online teaching pedagogy.
  • Parent Education to fund informative and helpful programs so parents can grow along with their middle schoolers.
  • Edible Schoolyard Staffing providing online cooking classes for families and food to the Berkeley Food Network.
  • Classroom Supplies including art supplies, instruction books, pens, pencils and even White Boards so our students can work off the computer too.
  • The award-winning You Be the Scientist program providing the opportunity for our 7th graders to design a scientific experiment of their choosing.

Donate Today!

Donations can be made online on a one-time or recurring basis or checks can be made out to “King PTA” and dropped off in the school office or mailed to Friends of King, MLK Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA  94703.  All donations to King PTA are tax deductible under the tax ID #94-6183862.

Employer Matching Grants

Many employers will match your donations. Why not double your gift to King? Simply ask your Human Resources Department if they offer matching donations. Below is proof of our nonprofit status and other helpful details your employer may require.



Name of nonprofit entity Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School PTA
Proof of nonprofit status Charitable Trust Number and Confirmation Letter (PDF)
501(c)3 determination letter 501(c)3 determination letter (PDF)
Contact information PTA Treasurer1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94703-1048(510) 644-4544Email:
Matching Checks payable to: “King PTA”





Please contact your Friends of King team at: