Fundraising and community support are very important to the success of Madrone Trail Public Charter School. The funds allotted to our school by the state of Oregon are less than those received by other schools within the Medford School District, as per our Charter Agreement. Each year, our goal is to raise $50,000 to fill the gap between what we receive from the state and what is required for our operating budget for the year. We thank you for your tax-deductible donation.

Annual Fundraisers


The Jog-a-thon is an annual fund raiser that is held during the first weeks of October.  The money raised during this event goes toward the games program, individual classroom funds, and to help pay for the Waldorf events 4th-8th graders attend each year including Potlatch (4th), the Olympiad (5th), Medieval Games (6th), and the Track Meet in Eugene (7th-8th) . The students’ participation and enthusiasm for this fundraiser has made it the success it is.  It’s so rewarding to see them earning money for their school by running as many laps as they can and to see students really take that challenge to heart.

Benefit Auction

We schedule Madrone Trail Charter School’s Annual Auction during the late spring. Our auctions are held in elegant settings and to-date have been quite successful, raising as much as $37,000 in one night, with the hard work of our volunteers and generous donations from our community. In light of state-wide increased budget cuts affecting our unique school, we are looking forward to continued support from our Southern Oregon community in order to make this annual event an even greater success. All of the proceeds from this event go toward supporting Madrone Trail’s vision of offering children a well-rounded education that balances their physical, emotional and intellectual growth.

Get tickets and find out more about our March 2, 2024 Benefit Auction here.

Passive Fundraising

One of the great ways that you can contribute is by doing what you do anyway, shopping!

By saving box tops, or buying pre-paid gift cards (SCRIP) you don’t have to pull money out of your own pocket to give to the school in a big way. Below you will find some of the great fundraising opportunities that you can participate in to help Madrone Trail.


SCRIP allows you to purchase gift cards for the retailers you frequent from the school.  The Gift Cards that you purchase through the SCRIP program for many National Retailers are the exact same cards that you would buy in the store.  The difference is this:  you pre-pay for the Gift Cards at Madrone Trail and our school receives a percentage of your purchase from the merchants.  We also offer Ashland Food Co-op, Shop-n-Cart, Natural Grocers scrip.  Just mentioning Madrone Trail at checkout at the Medford Co-op gets us a small percentage of your total donated to our school.  It’s so easy!


By registering your credit card with programs such as,,, and online and designating Madrone Trail as beneficiary of your online purchases, a percent of each purchase goes to the school.

Amazon Smile

Do you know you can support Madrone Trail just by shopping on Amazon?

Go to Amazon Smile, and link your Smile account to your normal Amazon account, and select Madrone Trail Initiative as your designated beneficiary. That’s it! When you shop at Amazon, it will remind you to shop at, and a portion of your purchases will go straight to the school. Set it, and forget it (and tell your friends and family to do the same)! Set Madrone Trail as your choice here

Fred Meyer Rewards Program

The Fred Meyer Community Rewards program donates to local schools, community organizations, and non-profits. Go to their website and click on the link to “Link your Rewards Card now.” You will need to create a log-in if you don’t have one already, or sign-in if you do. Search for Madrone Trail Public Charter School, and select us as your charity of choice. Every time you use your Fred Meyer Reward Card it will donate a small portion to our school.