Many Ways to Give
Friends of LACOE is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 2015 (Tax ID 47-4426889). Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. Friends of LACOE charges a 5% fee on most donations to cover administrative costs.

Online Donations
Friends of LACOE is now accepting online donations via PayPal! 

We are currently seeking support for the 2018 Los Angeles County Spelling Bee. Please click here to donate and support this year's participants.

 To make a general donation to Friends of LACOE, please click here.

Please be advised that PayPal imposes a fee of $.30 per transaction plus 2.9% of all donation totals. In addition, Friends of LACOE collects a 5% fee on most donations to cover administrative costs.

Sending Checks to FOL
Checks should be written to: Friends of LACOE. Please include the program you wish to support in the check’s Memo field.

 Our mailing address is:
9300 Imperial Highway, EC 106 
Downey, CA 90242 

Contact us at (562) 803-8298 if you wish to deliver the check in person.

How to Contribute Cash
Cash donations are received in-person and by appointment with Friends of LACOE. Contact us at (562) 803-8298 to make an appointment.

When you shop via the Amazon Smile site (same merchandise) at, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Friends of LACOE: A Foundation for Learning. You must use an or Amazon Prime account to place an order through AmazonSmile – remember to select Friends of LACOE. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop!

Friends of LACOE accepts in-kind donations that are appropriate for the LACOE program that the donation is intended to serve. Please contact FOL at or (562) 803-8298.

Matching Gifts
Does your employer have a Matching Gift program? Your company may be able to match your contribution so you both support Friends of LACOE. Please contact us.

LACOE Employee Voluntary Contributions
Employees of the Los Angeles County Office of Education who wish to contribute through voluntary payroll contributions should contact LACOE’s Grants Development Office at (562) 922-6112.
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