Donate to a Tax Credit Scholarship

We are here to help with the donation 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 Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which provides a 75% state income tax credit for your contribution. Individuals are eligible to contribute through a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) and can choose which Catholic school will receive the funds.

More than 11,000 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 receives a 75% state tax credit on donations. For example, if a person donates $10,000, they will receive a state tax credit of $7,500.
  • Individual donors can support a Catholic school of their choice or all of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools.
  • The credit may be rolled over for five years.

Double Your Impact!

Take advantage of a 1-for-1 Matching Program and donate to the scholarship program between Dec. 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023, or until all matched funds are depleted (whichever comes first). Matched donations are capped at $75,000 per school and other limitations apply. Donors who would like to receive the tax credit for their 2022 taxes should begin the process prior to Dec. 15, 2022, to ensure they have enough time to make their gift by the end of the year.

Donation Process

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