Curriculum and Resources

Tax Credit Scholarships

Invest in Catholic Education – Fund a Child’s Future

The Invest in Kids Act’s Tax Credit Scholarships provide strong incentives for donors to support students from low-income households in Illinois and to guarantee a high-quality education in our Catholic schools while building future leaders in our community. Students may use these scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice, including the 157 archdiocesan schools in Cook County and Lake County.


You Can Donate to a Tax Credit Scholarship and Reduce Your State Income Tax Debt! Begin the donation process now and plan to make your donation after Dec. 1 to an Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic school of your choice. Your donation reduces what you owe to the state at tax time or could potentially increase your state tax refund, all while helping fund a quality Catholic education for a child from a low-income home!

More than 10,000 students have received scholarships since the program began in 2017. However, another 10,000 students remain on the wait list, hoping that a scholarship will help fund their Catholic school education. Your gift through a tax credit scholarship provides a high-quality, faith-based education for generations of students to come.

Consider applying for your tax credit today. To review the process, click here.

Or donate now through our Scholarship Granting Organizations:

Empower Illinois /

Big Shoulders Fund


Tax Credit Scholarship

For general information about donating to the tax credit scholarship program, contact us at 312.534.2617 or [email protected].

For Families

If You Qualify, Then Apply for a Tax Credit Scholarship!
Applications for the next school year open in mid-January. For more information on applying, including application dates, frequently asked questions and scholarship eligibility, click here.