GIVING GUIDE 2018-19 Arizona Tax Credit
A TAX SEASON GIVING GUIDE FOR ARIZONA
With recent federal tax changes, taxes can be even more confusing than ever. Guidance from our professionals can help you gain peace of mind you’re in compliance and getting all the benefits you deserve. Our extensive work with high-wealth individuals and nonprofits means we have a thorough understanding of how to leverage charitable giving for both income and estate tax planning. Opportunities like the Arizona Charitable Tax Credits are a smart start. Whether you are a taxpayer or looking to attract donations, we’ll dig into the numbers and share ideas and opportunities that could better your situation. More control over taxes, less hassle, possible savings—what’s better than that?
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GIVING GUIDE 2018-19 Arizona Tax Credit
A TAX SEASON GIVING GUIDE FOR ARIZONA
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THE FUEL OF THE NONPROFIT COMMUNITY . . . . . . . 2 ARIZONA QUALIFIED CHARITY TAX CREDIT. . . . . . . .6 FOSTER CARE TAX CREDIT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 PUBLIC SCHOOL TAX CREDIT AND PRIVATE SCHOOL TUITION ORGANIZATIONS . . . . . 30
Cover photos provided by (left to right): Child Crisis Arizona, Ryan House, Phoenix Indian Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.
Tax Credit Giving Guide
Tax Credit Contributions Becoming the
FUEL OF THE NONPROFIT COMMUNITY By Tom Evans
Arizona’s nonprofits are becoming increasingly fueled by Arizona’s tax credit contributions. And despite changes on the federal level, these tax credits appear to be here to stay. First, for the uninitiated — the state of Arizona offers an opportunity to receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on your state income taxes when you donate to qualified organizations in five categories:
• Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organizations, a catch-all for a broad swath of nonprofits. Limits are $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples.
• Qualifying Foster Care Organizations, with limits of $500 for individuals and $1,000 for married couples.
• Public School Tax Credit Organizations, with limits of $200 and $400.
• Private School Tuition Organizations, for which limits increased this year to $555 for individuals and $1,110 for couples.
• Certified School Tuition Organizations — which may receive your contribution if you’ve already maxed out the Private School Tuition Organization credit first — for which limits increased to $552 individually and $1,103 for married couples.
If it sounds too good to be true, it’s actually not. You can absolutely give your money to a qualified charity and/or tuition organization instead of giving it to state government. So, over time, these contributions have become increasingly popular for Arizona residents. And, as you might imagine, for the nonprofits that receive the gifts. “Many nonprofits have grown dependent on Arizona tax credit contributions,” said Jarrett Ransom, president and CEO of The Rayvan Group, a nonprofit fundraising consulting firm. “This past year has been a roller-coaster ride for these nonprofits as we all sit on the edge of our seats to see what changes will be made. But one thing I have noticed is that more charities are promoting the tax credit angle year-round and not just near tax time anymore. They are including it in their newsletters, online and other collateral, and at fundraising events.” The roller-coaster ride she’s referring to is happening on the federal level. In the past, tax credit contributions could be treated the same as any other charitable contributions on your federal tax returns — a huge bonus for donors. But the IRS is currently contemplating ending this deductibility, among other changes that
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took place as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. “There were two substantial changes at the federal level that will impact how tax credit contributions are reported and, in some cases, the economic benefit of making the contributions,” said Brenda Blunt, tax partner with Eide Bailly LLP, a prominent national accounting firm. “Prior to these changes, Arizona tax credit contributions were essentially ‘free’ for individuals to make up to the donation limits, assuming the donor had an Arizona income tax liability sufficient to absorb the credits.” The two changes, summarized to the best of our ability, are:
• The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 limited the deduction of state sales on taxes and property your federal tax return. As Blunt explains, “For those taxpayers whose state tax deduction on their federal return will be more than $10,000, they would have ‘made money’ by making the contribution and enjoying an increased charitable contribution deduction without a lower state tax deduction — the U.S. Treasury would lose money if they did not do something.”
• In August, the Treasury Department issued a proposed change that would eliminate the deductibility of tax credit programs such
as Arizona’s on federal tax returns. There’s a public hearing on this change in early November so it’s not a done deal yet, but if the change is enacted, it would apply to any contributions made after August 27, 2018. Nevertheless, these contributions are still an inviting way for tens of thousands of Arizonans to support their favorite charitable causes. “These contributions are very critical to our local nonprofit community,” Ransom said. “These organizations often designate these annual funds to a specific program or purpose … I always coach my clients to never become too dependent on one particular revenue stream. The healthiest nonprofits have a large pool of individual donors. This revenue stream should make up approximately 75 percent of an organization’s revenue stream. A challenge is that the tax credit donations also typically fall into the individual donor category, too.” But as long as tax credit contributions continue to be an option — and there’s no sign at the moment that the state legislature is going to repeal them — they will continue to be a fundraising tool in the nonprofit community. So maybe tax season isn’t the most wonderful time of the year. But for the nonprofit community, it’s becoming a critical time for their funding and sustainability.
UMBRELLA ORGANIZATIONS Some charities under the Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organizations tax credit have a slightly different designation as “umbrella organizations.” They are eligible for contributions of $400 per person and $800 per couple as well, but are listed differently on the state of Arizona’s website. For example, Executive Council Charities, Valley of the Sun United Way and other United Way organizations across the state are considered “umbrella organizations” because they may receive tax credit contributions and distribute them to other nonprofit partners in the community.
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MAXIMIZE THE TAX CREDIT OPPORTUNITY BY GIVING TO ALL FIVE CATEGORIES! ARIZONA QUALIFIED CHARITY TAX CREDIT
Example: Mr. & Mrs. Smith give $800 to one organization or give $200 to four Qualified Organizations.
FOSTER CARE TAX CREDIT
Example: Mr. & Mrs. Smith give $500 to two Qualified Foster Care organizations or give $1,000 to one organization.
SCHOOL TAX CREDIT Public School Tuition Organizations Private School Tuition Organizations Certified School Tuition Organizations*
200 $555 $552 $
PER INDIVIDUAL PER INDIVIDUAL PER INDIVIDUAL
400 $1,110 $1,103 $
MARRIED COUPLES MARRIED COUPLES MARRIED COUPLES
* You may only make this contribution if you’ve already maxed out the Private School Tuition Organization credit first.
Example: Mr. & Mrs. Smith owed $2,000 on their taxes, donated the maximum combined amount to all tax credits of $4,413 on their Arizona tax returns and will now receive a refund of $2,413. No catch, dollar-for-dollar assistance to your favorite organizations and schools.
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YOUR DONATION MAKES AN IMPACT.
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ACYR Arizona Center for Youth Resources (ACYR) serves Phoenix’s opportunity youth the resources they need to become educated and employed adults. Our academic, vocational and employment programs offer local youths the opportunity to realize their potential, build their pathway and achieve success. For over 40 years, Arizona Center for Youth Resources has been building futures and strengthening communities by providing academic, vocational and employment programs to Phoenix’s at-risk-youth. The Educational and Workforce Programs of ACYR would strongly benefit from receiving the tax credit by allocating the monies to help with the purchasing of transportation, employment clothing/shoes/tools, books, supplies, etc., so the youth can be successful with their education and employment goals.
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Qualified Charity ARIZONA AUTISM UNITED Arizona Autism United is a leading provider of high-quality treatment and support services for children and families. Our mission is to help as many families as possible with individualized supports. Donations will support social skills groups, parent training, sibling support and parent support partners.
ARIZONA DENTAL FOUNDATION The Arizona Dental Foundation provides charitable dentistry programs for vulnerable populations by mobilizing volunteers, identifying and linking resources, and offering educational opportunities for dental professionals. On average, the Arizona Dental Foundation provides 1,500 underserved children and individuals with a special need statewide over a half million dollars in free oral health services annually on a budget of less than half that amount. In fact, the Give Kids a Smile program provides over $350 in free dental services to each participating child at an operational cost of only $65.
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Qualified Charity ARIZONAâ€™S CHILDREN ASSOCIATION Our mission is to protect children, empower youth and strengthen families. Our services include: Foster Care & Adoption, Behavioral Health & Trauma/Crisis Response, Kinship Support, Family Education & Support, Young Adult Services, and Family Preservation & Reunification.
THE BE KIND PEOPLE PROJECT The Be Kind People Project works to initiate positive social change in schools and provide a framework for youth that will improve academic achievement, interpersonal relationship skills, accountability, behavior, personal health and wellness, teacher appreciation and the formation of enduring values. #CyberSkills (Be Kind online) educates and inspires students and teachers to practice respect, responsibility and safety online. This innovative program teaches how to understand the effects of online decisions and offers solutions for cyberbullying problems. This is accomplished through interactive, highenergy assemblies performed by The Be Kind Crew to establish relationship guidelines and create a common code of conduct.
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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL ARIZONA Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the potential to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers “Bigs” and children “Littles” ages 6 through 18. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Please consider making a gift to help children in our community who need and deserve mentors. These relationships build self-confidence and ignite potential.
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CHILDREN’S CANCER NETWORK Children’s Cancer Network strives to support children and families throughout their cancer journey with programs designed to provide financial assistance, promote education, encourage healthy lifestyles, build self-esteem, and create awareness of the issues they face related to childhood cancer. Children’s Cancer Network assists Arizona children and families dealing with the stressful and uncertain times that begin with initial diagnosis of cancer and often continue for years thereafter. Our programs and services are designed to lessen the burden by providing assistance such as gas and food cards, adopt-afamily programs, support programs, counseling, wigs, beds, scholarships and more. Reaching more than 750 families annually, we work to ensure that families are not alone in their fight.
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Qualified Charity CIRCLE THE CITY
Circle the City healthcare for the homeless
Circle the City is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to providing high-quality, holistic healthcare that compassionately addresses the needs of men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. Tax credit contributions benefit our outpatient programs and medical respite care, providing innovative healthcare solutions and emergency shelter.
DELTA DENTAL OF ARIZONA FOUNDATION Delta Dental of Arizona, the largest dental benefits company in Arizona, created Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, in 1997 to promote optimal oral health and prevent dental disease in underserved and uninsured communities throughout the state. The foundation funds programs providing oral health education, dental disease prevention and dental services. One hundred percent of tax credit donations are used to support dental sealant programs, schoolbased fluoride varnish programs and a wide variety of educational programs. Organizations receiving grant funds in 2018 include dental clinics providing preventive services like Adelante Healthcare, El Rio Health, Mountain Park Health Center, St. Elizabethâ€™s Health Center, Sunset Community Health Center, Desert Senita Health Center, Native Health, NOAH, Wesley Community Health Center, and many more.
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Qualified Charity DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ARIZONA Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Qualifying Charitable Organization whose mission is: changing lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. Tax credit donations from our generous friends help support the more than 5,000 at-risk youth we serve every year in Arizona. These traumatized children, between newborn to 17 years of age, are receiving services in one of our many programs including: traditional foster care, therapeutic foster care, residential treatment center, autism services, respite and prevention programs and outpatient counseling services. Through the generosity of donors like you, weâ€™re able to offer back-to-school supplies, holiday gifts and basic essential hygiene items to those who have been abused through no fault of their own.
DUET: PARTNERS IN HEALTH & AGING Duet provides compassion, dignity and hope to our community by promoting health and well-being through vitally needed services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grandparents raising grandchildren. Your generosity helps Duet deliver free-of-charge services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grandfamilies. Duet pairs homebound adults who can no longer drive yet wish to remain living in their homes with volunteers who help them with grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments, friendly visits and computer training. Duet helps family caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren through support groups, respite, workshops and personalized guidance. Duet trains nurses to develop programs that promote health in body, mind and spirit in their faith communities and the wider community.
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FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN At the Foundation for Blind Children, our mission is to provide education, tools and services that enable all people with vision loss to achieve greater independence. The unemployment rate for adults trained at Foundation for Blind Children is 7 percent. The national unemployment rate for visually impaired adults is 70 percent. To have that level of success, the work starts at birth. Services for infants are provided at home with the goal of educating parents to facilitate optimal learning and development of their child. Certified teachers of the visually impaired teach concepts that most children learn by imitation. Your contribution will fund the infant program at Foundation for Blind Children, which serves 200 blind babies and their families each year.
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FSL Since 1974, FSL has been providing home and community-based healthcare services and has been developing energy-efficient, affordable housing for Arizonans of all ages. All of FSL’s programs benefit from tax credit contributions. FSL programs include: home-delivered and congregate meals; food pantries; non-medical home care; adult day health services centers; home healthcare; transitional care from hospital to home; behavioral health group homes; affordable housing communities; emergency home repairs and accessibility modifications; family caregiver training; and Care by Design®, which provides community resource referrals. Through these programs and others, FSL helps more than 35,000 Arizonans each year.
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Qualified Charity GABRIEL’S ANGELS Gabriel’s Angels’ mission is to inspire confidence, compassion and best behaviors in at-risk children through pet therapy. Gabriel’s Angels is the only program in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to at-risk children. Our goals are to instill in children an overall emotional sense of well-being, safety and happiness, and to help them develop core behaviors that will prevent them from at-risk behavior as adults. We currently provide pet therapy services to 122 partner agencies and serve more than 15,200 children each year. Our services are provided free of charge to the agency and its children, thanks in part to tax credit contributions.
GESHER DISABILITY RESOURCES Founded in 1985, Gesher Disability Resources serves children and adults affected by a disability through inclusion assistance in the classroom, resource referral, residential support and social groups. Tax ID 86-0626273; QCO Code: 20748 Tax credit contributions received by Gesher Disability Resources enhance ALL the programs and services offered by the agency. Highlights include professional-level disability education training for teachers and informational speakers for the community. Gesher also offers two annual events for individuals with special needs and their families: a model Seder for children and adults to be held April 7, 2019, and a dance for adults with disabilities taking place March 2, 2019. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jacquelyn@gesherdr.org or visit gesherdr.org.
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Qualified Charity GOMPERS Gompers has worked for over 70 years to empower people with disabilities. All donations provided to Gompers fund our Assistive Technology program that allows us to provide various technologies to our members that increase independence and empower them to live out their dreams. Whether it’s an iPad that allows someone who can’t speak to have a voice or a pen that allows a member to read, Assistive Technology plays a vital role in the lives of those with disabilities. Your support literally changes lives.
JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE JFCS strengthens the community by providing behavioral health, healthcare and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds. Tax credit dollars will help with emergency funds for our most needy families and youth. The funds we receive go toward numerous services that benefit the community as a whole.
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KIDS IN FOCUS When kids experience trauma, they disconnect from the world and from themselves. Kids in Focus (KIF) is dedicated to empowering and equipping these kids to shift from surviving to thriving. Through ongoing mentoring programs, Kids in Focus inspires hope and fosters positive outcomes in at-risk children starting at age 10. Through the restorative power of photography and with the guidance of dedicated mentors, kids are inspired to open their eyes to their own potential as they build resilience and essential life skills to overcome challenges. KIF serves 230 kids annually through life-changing afterschool programs, camps and alumni programs. Since 2012, KIF has connected with children through partnerships with Maricopa County community organizations serving kids facing adversities including abuse, neglect and homelessness.
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MARICOPA HEALTH FOUNDATION Maricopa Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting Maricopa Integrated Health System, the Valley’s only public teaching hospital and safety-net health system. MIHS will become Valleywise Health by mid-2019. Money raised by the Foundation supports the following MIHS facilities and programs: Maricopa Medical Center, the Arizona Burn Center, Arizona Children’s Center, MIHS Behavioral Health Programs, the MIHS Breast Clinic, MIHS Chaplaincy Programs, Labor and Delivery, a Level 1 Trauma Center serving adults and Level II Trauma Center serving children, Specialty Care, Mariposa: Wings to Safety Domestic Violence Clinic, the Phoenix Cancer Center, the Refugee Women’s Clinic and 12 Family Health Centers across Maricopa County. To learn more, go to maricopahealthfoundation.org and mihs.org/valleywisehealth.
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Qualified Charity MATTHEWâ€™S CROSSING FOOD BANK We provide emergency food boxes for East Valley families. Last year, we fed more than 77,000 people. Your donation is important to helping feed our neighbors. Your tax credit dollars will be spent on purchasing food to feed people in the East Valley with our emergency food box program. Tax credit dollars are also spent on food that goes into 800 backpacks that we distribute to local schools for weekend food assistance for children in our community.
MISSION OF MERCY ARIZONA HEALTH PARTNERSHIP FUND Serving uninsured and underinsured Arizonans with free medical care and medications. Our primary medical program benefits from tax credit contributions, which provide access to care and vital medicine for thousands of working poor Arizonans that do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance.
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Qualified Charity NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA The National Kidney Foundation of Arizona’s (NKF AZ) vision is a society where kidney disease no longer interferes with the quality of life. Our mission is commitment to the prevention of kidney disease through awareness, education and research and to improve the quality of life for Arizonans with kidney disease. Through our Patient Assistance Program, NKF AZ can provide emergency financial assistance for a variety of special needs when other sources of help are exhausted. The assistance program includes transportation, utility shut-off prevention and rental eviction prevention. Expanding our pediatric services this year, NKF AZ hosts Camp Kidney in Prescott, Ariz. Camp Kidney, an annual camp held in the fall, is devoted to children 8-18 experiencing kidney disease, kidney failure and other renal issues.
one•n•ten one•n•ten is Arizona’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to serving and assisting LGBTQ youth and young adults. We provide tools and skills necessary to improve their self-esteem and acceptance of who they are to prepare them to become tomorrow’s leaders. With programs ranging from workforce development and mentoring to supportive housing for youth experiencing homelessness to the nation’s largest LGBTQ summer camp, one-n-ten serves more than 900 youth across the state of Arizona each year. Our new Central Phoenix youth center at the Parson’s Center for Health and Wellness is the conduit and connection point for services and the home of our Queer Blended Learning Center, an onsite charter school partnership. Weekly satellite programming is offered across the state in six cities.
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PHOENIX INDIAN CENTER Phoenix Indian Center, established in 1947, is a human agency dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all with services targeted to American Indian people. Phoenix Indian Center provides direct services to more than 7,000 customers each year who reside in the Phoenix-metro area. We provide job preparedness skills and education to under-employed or unemployed adults, so they can secure a job that pays a living wage. We also deliver focused prevention programs that teach both youth and adults to make positive life choices; inspire youth to stay in school by providing college and career readiness programs and mentoring; and strive to keep American Indian culture alive through classes in language, culture and the arts.
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RYAN HOUSE Ryan House provides world-class care and programs that are 100 percent funded by private donations for medically fragile children and their families as they navigate life-limiting journeys from diagnosis through end of life. Our Sponsor-a-Stay Program provides medically-fragile children (ages birth to 18) with life-threatening or terminal illnesses short-term, overnight stays. Each overnight stay costs approximately $1,000. Tax credit funds will directly help over 200 of Arizonaâ€™s most medicallyfragile children, approximately 400 parents, 400 siblings, and additional loved ones, such as extended family members and friends, who will also receive comfort and support. Funds will provide professional nursing care, expert Child-Life care, life-enhancing therapeutic/ expressive activities and experiences, and food and nourishment, along with anticipatory grief and legacy work and bereavement support, in our 12,500-square-foot, home-like medical facility.
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Qualified Charity THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army has been supporting our Arizona neighbors most in need without discrimination for 125 years and is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of "Doing the Most Good." Spiritual guidance, family-assistance services, emergency shelter, senior activity and outreach, opportunities for disadvantaged youth, skills training, recreation programs, character building and education, music and arts programs, heat and disaster relief, and adult rehabilitation are among the large variety of programs that benefit from tax credit contributions to The Salvation Army. Approximately 81 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army are used to support those services.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL St. Vincent de Paul provides services to feed, clothe, house and heal the most vulnerable in central and northern Arizona. Tax credit gifts help St. Vincent de Paul provide food, clothing, shelter, medicine and general support for people who have nowhere else to turn for help. Programs are designed to meet immediate needs, prevent homelessness and alleviate poverty.
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Qualified Charity ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK St. Mary’s Food Bank exists to help feed hungry families throughout Phoenix and 13 Arizona counties. The world’s first food bank is Arizona’s largest food bank. Every day at St. Mary’s Food Bank, we provide 250,000 meals for the hungry in Arizona. We distribute food to more than 500 nonprofit partners across Arizona. Our Kids Cafe School Pantry and Backpack programs help to feed hungry children in our communities. St. Mary’s Food Bank is highly efficient in that for every dollar donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank, we are able to provide seven meals for those in need.
TERROS HEALTH Terros Health is a not-for-profit healthcare provider engaging patients in whole-person health through an integrated care delivery system with specialization in mental health, family services, mobile crisis, prevention, HIV testing and addiction recovery services. Contributions support community programs, including family safety and reunification services, children’s services, housing and food insecurity coordination, homeless services, HIV/STI prevention, and suicide prevention.
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WASTE NOT Every day millions of dollarsâ€™ worth of food goes to waste while thousands go hungry in Phoenix. Waste Not delivers the innovative solution to fighting hunger and combating waste in the environment. With your tax credit contribution, Waste Not and its unique, one-of-a-kind program will be able to provide up to 4,000 meals for people experiencing hunger as well as save thousands of pounds of discarded food from being dumped into local landfills. In this season of giving, thank you for caring about your neighbors and helping improve the environment!
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WHEAT Since 1979, the WHEAT organization has been working to end hunger and poverty at the root. Programs include: the Clothes Silo, a clothing boutique empowering disadvantaged women through the provision of free workwear; the Fair Trade Store, fighting global poverty with fair and ethically traded gifts and goods; and WHEATâ€™s Management Training, providing skill-building workshops and on-the-job training for living-wage employment.
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YWCA METROPOLITAN PHOENIX The YWCA is celebrating its 106th year working to fulfill its mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Every dollar given to the YWCA supports our services and programs. These programs include: Own It Financial Education Programs, WorkSmart Salary Negotiation, Senior Programs and Meals on Wheels, Women’s Empowerment Series, Young Women’s Forum, and Stand Against Racism. Each year, the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix provides financial education to more than 800 women and youth, and partners with over 40 community organizations. Additionally, as the ONLY provider of Meals on Wheels for all of Glendale and El Mirage, the YWCA disperses nearly 100,000 meals each year.
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Foster Care Tax Credit
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AID TO ADOPTION OF SPECIAL KIDS (AASK) Our purpose is to provide safe and stable relationships for children in foster care. AASK connects children with foster families, adoptive families, siblings, kin and adult mentors. Tax credit gifts help us match caring adult mentors with foster youth placed in group homes and shelters, help to reunite brothers and sisters separated by foster care (year-round plus one week of Sibling Camp in June), and help us to support grandparents and other kin when they take emergency placement of children. As a foster care agency, we raise funds for those programs not already funded by the state: mentoring, sibling connections, and services for unlicensed kin.
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Foster Care Tax Credit CHILD CRISIS ARIZONA Child Crisis Arizona provides emergency shelter, foster care, adoption, counseling, early education, home visitation and parenting support services all focused on our vision of “Safe Kids…Strong Families.” Every single child matters and deserves a home free from abuse and neglect. Last year, we provided 78,000 nights of safety for 624 children through emergency placement services. The foster care and adoption program is committed to helping children in out-of-home care by licensing and certifying parents who want to give a child a safe, loving home. Your tax credit donation will protect children in need of emergency placement services, and expand programs giving more children a forever home. Child Crisis Arizona’s Qualified Foster Care Organization Code is 10012.
FLORENCE CRITTENTON Florence Crittenton’s mission is to give every girl whose life we touch safety, hope and opportunity. Since 1896, Florence Crittenton has served countless girls and young women, ages 10 to 25, by providing shelter, housing, healthcare, education, counseling and social support. The agency’s highly effective programs provide a unique space for these girls to develop a strong sense of purpose and accountability as well as foster a commitment of service to others. You can help continue to empower girls to rise above challenges, find their own voice and become successful women in our community through the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit.
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School Tax Credit
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ARIZONA PRIVATE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC. APESF is a School Tuition Organization committed to serving Arizona families that desire to provide effective and sustainable solutions for their childrenâ€™s education. APESF provides tuition scholarships to students in grades K-12 attending qualified private schools in the state of Arizona. Scholarships are funded by the generous support of individuals and corporations, and these individuals and corporations receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on the Arizona state income tax they owe, up to annual allowable limits. We sincerely value the ongoing partnerships with our donors, schools and students that make what we do possible.
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School Tax Credit
CATHOLIC EDUCATION ARIZONA Catholic Education Arizona strives to provide an affordable Catholic education for Arizona’s children in order to embrace Catholic values, serve society and transform culture. Each year, thousands of K-12 students enrolled in one of 38 Catholic schools in Arizona, as well as Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars benefit from tax credit contributions through the Individual and Switcher Tax Credits and the Low-Income Corporate Tax Credit. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018, Catholic Education Arizona’s primary mission is to serve students in need that otherwise may not be able to afford a Catholic education.
GIRLS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY OF ARIZONA The Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona’s (GLAAZ) mission is to provide young women an opportunity to achieve high school and college academic success while simultaneously nurturing self-confidence and developing leadership skills in an academically rigorous environment. GLAAZ will support approximately 135 students with educational field trips, extracurricular sports, clubs and enrichment activities. These opportunities foster students’ creativity, leadership skills and passion to learn and pave their way toward a successful future. “My mother and I thought the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona would be a good fit for me because of its small class sizes and focus on empowering girls. I hold GLAAZ responsible for keeping me on track and being my doorway to success. Thanks to them, I have been accepted into Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University.” – Janessa
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School Tax Credit
OSBORN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT #8 Osborn School District, a high-achieving, urban public elementary district, serves 3,000 culturally/linguistically diverse students in Central Phoenix, “growing achievement-oriented leaders of tomorrow, changing the world one student at a time.” Children in the Osborn District benefit from tax credit contributions through the following programs: athletic/sports programs, music/art, field trips, character education programs and extracurricular programs including before- and after-school tutoring and enrichment programs.
SCHOOL TUITION ORGANIZATION 4 KIDZ STO4KIDZ utilizes tax contributions to provide scholarships to qualified students attending qualified private schools in Arizona, enabling families their schools of choice, which best meet their child’s need. At no out-of-pocket cost to taxpayers, individuals and corporations can allocate their Arizona income tax liabilities and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. STO4KIDZ in turn awards a minimum 90 percent of every contribution in scholarships to K-12 students attending qualified private schools in Arizona, MONTHLY. The 2018 maximum Individual Tax Credits allowed are: $1,107 filing singly or $2,213 filing jointly/married. Arizona C-Corps, S- Corps, selected LLCs and Insurance companies can allocate up to 100 percent of their tax liabilities and recommend a private school. Please contact us for details. We welcome your support.
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