YACA (also called Yinghua Academy Foundation) helps support many aspects of Yinghua Academy’s mission. Fundraising through YACA provides funding for the school and supports school community-building activities. YACA focuses on offering fundraisers that serve our parents/teachers with useful merchandise or fun social events while raising funds. If you’ve ever attended one of our events, you know how amazing they are!

“Ying-Fling” Spring Fundraiser takes place on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at PNA Hall in Northeast Minneapolis. Want to help us plan the party? Contact Donate to the 2020 Auction

Yinghua Academy and the Yinghua Academy School Board also coordinate annual fundraisers such as the fall Give to the Max Day and the spring Red Envelope letter campaign. 

There are many fundraising opportunities coordinated by YACA, the School Board and the school itself. There are opportunities to include all kinds of donors. Fundraising wouldn’t be successful without the generous past and future financial and time commitments of all Yinghua Academy’s supporters!

YACA and the Yinghua Academy Foundation are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, under the name Yinghua Academy Foundation. Donations of funds are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Ongoing Fundraisers:

Box Tops for Education – Clip Box Tops for cash. Purchase everyday items in stores or online through the General Mills Box Top website, and earn cash from the sale to go to YA. Learn more and register at These funds help supplement our YACA budget. Clipping Worksheet  A Note from Our 2018 Box Tops Leader

Mabel’s Labels – This label company will donate to Yinghua every time you make a purchase. These labels are great for coats, water bottles, books and the like.  Mabel’s Labels. Stock up on Mabel’s Labels. Well-labeled items are easier to return to students–label everything! Yinghua receives a donation when you place an order.

Matching Gifts – Many employers donate to nonprofits in the form of employee matches, employee volunteer work, donation of vacation days and the like. Talk to your employer to see what benefits they offer.

Office Depot gives 5% back in credits to Yinghua on qualifying purchases. Use the Yinghua ID: 70212229: Funds raised help to offset our classroom and office supply budget.

Parkway Pizza Fundraiser Days – Parkway Pizza donates to Yinghua 5% of all take-out, delivery and dine-in orders on the 4th Tuesday of every month during the school year. Parkway Pizza, 2851 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis. Parkway Pizza. Funds raised help support YACA programming for all Yinghua families, teachers and students.

MightyNest for Schools
Anyone who purchases home and family goods on the site can chose Yinghua Academy as a donation recipient so we can receive a 15% donation. MightyNest is an online shopping destination for healthy products for families.

GoodshopGive and Goodsearch
From the site clickthe GoodshopGive tab and then enter Yinghua Academy after clicking the green Support a Cause button. Select Yinghua from the list and then click the red Go Shopping button. You should see on your screen that Yinghua is the cause you’re supporting. Likewise, you can earn money for Yinghua by using the Goodsearch engine for web searches.

Fundraising Events:

Ying-Fling – Ying-Fling is a spring gala raising funds for the school through a silent and live auction. The 2020 Event takes place on Saturday, May 2, at PNA Hall, 1304 4th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Donate to the 2020 Auction

Book Fair – YA raise funds and books for the library and classrooms through the sale of a range of Chinese and English books. In the past vendors have included Scholastic, China Sprout, Usborne. Students especially enjoy purchasing books to donate to teachers’ wish lists!

Give to the Max Day – 24-hours of online giving to Minnesota nonprofits.

Read-A-Thon – A rewarding academic experience that challenges students to read a specified number of minutes and raise a suggested dollar amount from “sponsors.” All participants receive an award. Rewards are given to the individuals and classes who are the top readers and top fundraisers in three grade divisions each year.

Red Envelope Campaign – Show your gratitude to Yinghua Academy at the dawn of each Lunar New Year.

Spirit Wear Sales – Unique Yinghua Academy (YA) clothing/merchandise for students, staff, and parents with a percentage of sales returning to the school! Older merchandise is for sale in the school office. New merchandise can be ordered on special occasions (K Playdate, Meet Your Teacher, Grandparents Day, Chinese New Year, & etc.). Every Friday, students may wear a spirit wear top instead of the blue or red uniform top!

Used Uniform and Chinese Heritage Clothing Sales – Held twice per year usually in August and May. The Uniform and Chinese Heritage Clothing Sale accepts new and used uniform and Chinese heritage clothing donations from Yinghua families and offers them at only $2 per item at the sale. 100% of the proceeds are kept for YACA/Yinghua Academy. This is a great way to re-use, get a great deal on uniform pieces, and support Yinghua.

Thank you for your generous contributions and continued support!