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As a tuition-free school serving families from traditionally underresourced Boston neighborhoods, philanthropic support is critical to empowering our girls and their futures. MCA is the only tuition free school for girls in grades 3-8 in the City of Boston.

Mother Caroline Academy is a 501 (c)3 Organization.
The EIN is 04-3163180.

There are many ways to support Mother Caroline Academy:

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Ways of Giving

Checks may be made payable to Mother Caroline Academy and mailed to us at 515 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121, attention Marie Louise Greenidge.

To send a gift via ACH or other electronic transfer directly to Mother Caroline Academy, please contact Director of Development, Marie Louise Greenidge, at .

You may recommend that a gift be made to Mother Caroline Academy through your donor advised fund. In addition to the instructions for sending your gift via check or ACH/electronic transfer, please also provide this information to your DAF institution:

Mother Caroline EIN is 04-3163180

A gift of appreciated securities provides benefits like an immediate charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock and avoidance of capital gains taxes that would normally be due upon sale.

Call your broker with instructions to transfer your security to the Fund’s account on (name a specific date). Your broker will need the following information to make the transfer:

  1. Contact Marie Louise Greenidge,, to alert the school to the transfer, including the name of security, number of shares, and date of transfer. MCA will confirm the transaction with our broker and then send you a letter documenting the transfer and mean value of the security on the day it is received in our account. Your broker should send you a confirmation as well, but the letter from MCA  will suffice for your tax records.
  2. Please note: MCA cannot accept stock certificates or bonds directly. For those whose securities are not held in street name, please deliver the securities to your broker and then proceed as above.

Individuals can make their gift in honor or in memory of a loved one by specifying their tribute in the comments of their gift. The development team will notify your honoree of the tribute, if applicable.

Planned gifts include bequests through your will or living trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy beneficiary designations, charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities. For more information on making a planned gift, please contact Director of Development, Marie Louise Greenidge,

Many employers will match your gift to Mother Caroline Academy. By completing a matching gift form through your company, you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift. For more information about matching gifts, please contact Director of Development, Marie Louise Greenidge,

Why it Matters

Your gift supports the success of students, and helps them and their families ensure a brighter future for generations to come.

Your donation empowers and uplifts our students to achieve educational excellence and generational growth at Mother Caroline Academy and beyond, carrying them aloft to reach their fullest potential. Your donation to Mother Caroline provides essential resources and exciting opportunities for our students and their families, for example:

To learn more about how your gift can make a difference, see our Annual Reports. (Click Here for Annual Reports) 
For information about our finances, visit our Federal 990 Forms. (Click Here for 990 Forms)

When you empower her, you empower the future.


The 2023-2024 school year marks the 30th anniversary of empowering girls in Dorchester to think bigger, bolder, and beyond, through educational excellence, leadership development, and community stewardship at MCA. We will be celebrating our 30th anniversary all year long, so please check back here for exciting opportunities to celebrate with us and get involved!

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