How It Works

By donating, you are participating in the Qualified Charitable Organization Tax Credit program, supporting low income families with their child care/supervision needs.

Up to the maximums allowed by the state, your donation can be taken as a dollar-for dollar-tax credit when you file your Arizona state taxes.

Donations must be received by April 15th, for the prior year’s tax filing.

Donated funds are awarded to Schools to be used to support low income family’s child cares / supervision expenses.

Upon completion of your donation, a receipt will be sent to you for tax purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I recommend a specific child or organization receive my funds?

You can’t recommend a child, but there is a place on the donation form where you can recommend a school or organization receive your funds.

What can these funds be used for?

Funds can be used to support the care/supervision of low income children of any age. Examples include:

• Preschool
• Before and aftercare
• Extracurricular activities
• Summer camps

Can any child receive these funds?

Low income children, with child care/supervision expenses, attending preschools licensed by DHS, public schools, private schools or charter schools can receive funding. Funding is sent to the schools to cover specific expenses incurred by a child.

Who is considered low income?

For this purpose, the state defines low income as 150% of the federal poverty level.