Sanderling’s mission to foster in each child the capacity for self-knowledge and a lifelong love of learning is made possible through the generous donations of our parents, faculty, alumni, and the broader community. Donations are an integral piece of Sanderling’s operations and of our ability to secure a new, permanent school site in Encinitas, CA.

Here are the ways you can help Sanderling fulfill its mission and deliver the most enriching Waldorf curriculum to its students now, and in the future!


Annual Giving


Help Sanderling achieve its mission to foster in each child the capacity for self-knowledge that is grounded in a lifelong love of learning.

Contributions to Sanderling’s Annual Giving campaign support the school’s operations, enables us to provide support for faculty development and tuition assistance for families in need, and ensures that we continue to provide the breadth of our diverse curriculum, including a rich exposure to foreign languages, music and the arts.


Shop at Amazon


There are three ways to help Sanderling earn money through your everyday purchases on Amazon.

  1. Navigate to AmazonSmile by visiting This will set the Amazon affiliate code so that Sanderling will earn up to 7% of your purchase amount.

  2. Once you get to AmazonSmile, select “Waldorf in North Coastal, Inc.” (that's us!) as the charity you want to support with your shopping (Sanderling earns another 0.5%).

  3. Finally, if you purchase Amazon ScripNow! ahead of time from Shop With Scrip and load the gift card number into your Amazon account, Sanderling earns an additional 3%.

By doing all three, with a little foresight and planning, you can donate up to 10.5% of your Amazon purchase amount to Sanderling at no additional cost to you. It's hard to get better than that.

So when you get around to buying those autographed Mickey Mantle baseball cards, don't forget about your school!


Shop with SCRIP


Hundreds of popular merchants (including Jimbo's, Starbucks, and AMC Theaters) participate in the SCRIP program, in which they donate a portion of purchases to a designated charity or non-profit (in this case, us!). If you have stores you shop at regularly, take a look at the SCRIP program and see if you can donate to our school via the shopping you already do.

Learn more about Donating to Sanderling using SCRIP.