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Donate to a Tax Credit Scholarship

 

Help us Clear the Waitlist
Did you know that there are more than 4,700 students currently on the waitlist for a tax credit scholarship? These students are waiting for a chance to attend a local Catholic school. Your donation to a tax credit scholarship can help us clear the waitlist and offer more children access to a life-changing Catholic school education. In addition, your donation is eligible for a tax credit of up to 75 percent on your Illinois state income taxes.

We are here to help with the donation process.
Apply for a 2022 tax credit and donate to a Scholarship Granting Organization. We are here to guide you through the process. Please contact us at [email protected] or 312.534.2617 to speak with the Tax Credit Scholarship Office at the archdiocese.

You can donate to help fund a child’s future through the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program, “Invest in Kids,” which provides a 75 percent Illinois state income tax credit for your contribution. Individuals are eligible to contribute through a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) and the funds can be designated to a Catholic school. More than 10,000 scholarships have been awarded since the program began in 2017. However, many students remain on wait lists hoping that a scholarship will help fund their Catholic school education. No donation is too large or small.

Through this program:

  • An individual will receive a 75 percent credit on donations to an SGO. For example, if a person donates $100,000, they will receive a state tax credit of $75,000.
  • Individual donors can designate their donations to a specific Catholic school or all of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School.
  • The credit can be rolled over for five years.

Donation Process

Individuals can reserve tax credits through mytax.illinois.gov by following these steps. Renewal donors do not need to register.