The Upper Perkiomen Education Foundation is designated as an Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Organization.The EITC program is a project of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development which accepts contributions from area businesses and corporations to support innovative educational programs in public schools, as well as scholarships for children attending accredited K through 12 private schools and children attending qualified and approved Pre-Kindergarten programs. Businesses receive Pennsylvania tax credits for their contributions – 90% tax credit if the business makes a two-year gift, or a 75% tax credit for a single year gift for the Public School Improvement or K-12 Scholarship Organizations up to a maximum of $300,000 annually. For contributions to Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organizations, a business may receive a tax credit equal to 100% of the first $10,000 contributed and up to 90% of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum credit of $150,000 annually. Learn more about how to apply here.
The Foundation encourages businesses to participate in the program by making either an unrestricted contribution to support any of the pre-approved programs, or restricted contributions that support specific approved programs and scholarships. Learn more here.
To learn more, please visit the Pennsylvania State website EITC program information page online.