FAQs

What is the TRF?
The TRF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance educational opportunities for all students by providing programs to maintain excellence in the classroom and to fulfill academic needs that are unable to be covered in county or other organizational budgets.

How much am I asked to donate?
The requested donation is $125 per child; however any donation amount is greatly appreciated.

Where does the money go?
For the 2015-2016 school year,

  • Approximately 1/2 of the TRF budget was used for our Computer Lab Manager and technology purchases.
  • The remaining 1/2 of the TRF budget was used to fund teacher and school grants, in-house science field trips for all students, landscape maintenance, and administrative costs.

For more details, click here.

Who decides how the money is spent?
The TRF seeks input from teachers, administrators and parents to determine the best way to allocate the funds available.  Programs are prioritized by necessity, budget requirement, and the number of students impacted, among other criteria.

Is the TRF different from the PTA?
The PTA and the TRF have distinct and essential roles in improving the quality of our children’s education.  Each organization works within specific parameters.  By working together, we are able to support teachers and administrators, provide up-to-date technology and supplies, provide enrichment programs, capital improvements, and much, much more!  By supporting these two wonderful organizations, you are truly investing in YOUR child’s education.  Click here for more information.

How can I make my donation?
You can make your donation at Meet and Greet, Open House, or during the Annual Fundraising Drive.  You can click here to pay online using Paypal, write a check, address the envelope to the Foundation, and send it in with your child, or mail it to

Timber Ridge Foundation
5000 Timber Ridge Road
Marietta, GA 30068

I think my company will match my donation. What is the process?
Many employers will match eligible contributions made by their employees, spouses, or retirees.  Your donation to the TRF could be doubled or even tripled!  Every program is different, so please contact your company for assistance, email our Foundation Company Match Coordinator   at patrondrive@timberridgefoundation.org, or click here for more information.

I gave money last year, so do I need to give again this year?
Yes.  Think of your donation not as a request for money but, rather, as an investment to enhance your child’s educational opportunities at school.  The Foundation needs parents to support it every year.  We depend on your donations to continue to pay for our Computer Lab Specialist and programs initiated in prior years, like High Touch High Tech science field trips.  Making the Foundation a part of your annual charitable giving directly benefits your child’s education.  Every child at Timber Ridge interacts with something provided by the Foundation every single day.

Do I have to be a Timber Ridge parent to contribute?
No.  We welcome donations from grandparents, other relatives, alumni, community members, and business owners; anyone can contribute.

How can I get involved?
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that will directly impact your child’s education?  Information on volunteering is available here.   If you are interested in joining the Board, or in volunteering on Foundation projects, please contact our President at president@timberridgefoundation.org.

Is my donation tax deductible?
The TRF is an educational, non-profit, 501(c)(3) foundation. We accept individual donations, employer matching grants, charitable organization grants and corporate donations.

When will I receive my tax receipt for my donation?
If you have not received your emailed tax receipt by the January following your donation, please contact our Treasurer at treasurer@timberridgefoundation.org.

When will I get my car magnet?
If you bring your donation to Meet & Greet or Open House at the TRF table, you will receive your magnet immediately.  Otherwise, if you send your donation in to the school, we will send the car magnet home to you in your child’s backpack as soon as possible.