Although Utah remains one of the lowest education-funded states in the nation, Paradigm has been able to grow and thrive with its distinctive mission for 15+ years!

How to Donate

Recent legislative efforts have been successful in closing funding gaps, yet Utah charter schools still receive significantly less funding than traditional public schools. The largest reason for funding discrepancies between charter and traditional public school rests on the fact that charter schools do not have access to money generated through taxation from tax-payers residing within large school district boundaries. 

Reduced funding creates many challenges for Paradigm, including but not limited to: upgrading facilities, offering competitive teacher compensation and incentives, retaining high quality teachers, growing and improving school programs such as the performing arts and athletics,  and programs designed to sustain student motivation through recognition, awards, and scholarships. 

As a Non-Profit 501(c)(3), Paradigm has the opportunity to expand and diversify its revenue sources through fundraising primarily through 1) increasing scholar enrollment, 2) grant writing and grant acquisitions, and 3) charitable donations.


How can you help?

Spread the word
“Word of mouth” marketing and advertising continues to be the most effective means reported by which families learn about and enroll in Paradigm. Your endorsement to your friends and family attract the families best suited for the Paradigm experience and for whom Paradigm is also a great fit. Please continue to spread the word about our powerful little school. Talk to others, share school postings from the school social media accounts, and invite others to attend school events, scholar shadowing, and school tours and information nights. 

The surest way to increase school funding is through increasing enrollment and the surest way to increase enrollment is YOU.

Charitable giving is a wonderful way to help the school! We gratefully appreciate your donations, including your time. In addition, we wish to expand our donation sources to include corporate donations. If you work for a great company looking for ways to donate to good causes, please consider pitching Paradigm as an excellent option. You may also contact the Main Office to learn more about how to become a “Monthly Contributor.”

Join Our Fundraising Committee
Be a part of our new Parent Fundraising Committee (PFC)! The committee is guided by the School Business Manager and organized in to sub-committees, listed below. To sign-up please contact the school Main Office by phone or email. Committee responsibilities and expectations will be explained upon sign-up. 


Where is funding needed?

The following areas have been identified as areas of need. Please review and determine where you feel mostly strongly or connected and most willing to assist.


Paradigm Wish List

Are you looking to donate something specific to our school? Please check out our Wish List below! This list will be updated periodically, so please keep checking back! If you would like to donate a specific item that is listed below, please contact Allison Tran at


Item Needed:Name of Program Requesting Item:
New or Gently Used InstrumentsBand
Replacement StringsOrchestra
New Violin or Viola BowOrchestra
New or Gently Used InstrumentsBand and Orchestra
Tech Program SubscriptionsTech Crew
External FlasdrivesPhotography
Face MicsTech Crew
Condensor MicsTech Crew/Podcast
GavelMock Trial
Volunteer Hours from an Attorney CoachMock Trial
Food Gift CardsVarious Performing Art Rehearsals
Gym EquipmentPE/Athletics


Donation Levels

How to Donate?

Scholar Level Donations
  • You can make a one-time donation in our front office with cash, check or card.
  • You can make a one-time donation through Venmo – @paradigmschools – please put “Scholar Level Donation” in the description field.
  • You can make a one-time donation online through our Secure Instant Payments System by clicking here
    • Click “Create New Account” or login if you have already created an account
    • After you have logged in or created a new account, click on “Make a Payment”
    • Choose “Donation”


Philosopher Level Donations
  • You can make a monthly contribution online through our Secure Instant Payments system by clicking here
    • Click “Create New Account” or login if you have already created an account
    • After you have logged in or created a new account, click on “Make a Payment”
    • Choose “Donation”
    • Choose “Monthly” for recurring donations that will automatically be made each month
    • You can choose to keep monthly donations until you choose to cancel or you can choose the amount of monthly donations by unchecking the box


Patriot Level Donations
  • Patriot level donations should be made through our front office or by contacting our fundraising coordinator, Allison Tran at


Thank you for your continued support!


  • I love Paradigm. My children have never been happier, and have found a love of learning that was missing in their previous education!

    Julia H.

    I went to Paradigm all through high school. Best experience ever. Not only did it help me focus on my strengths, but it also prepared me for college with its challenging curriculum that makes you think outside the box. The mentors there care about each of their students individually, and want nothing more than the students’ success.

    Jennifer L.

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