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Scholarship Partners Foundation (SPF)
SPF
Eligible businesses make tax credit contributions directly to the Scholarship Partners Foundation (SPF) of the Diocese of Greensburg, while typically earning 90 percent of their contribution back in tax credits. SPF allocates the contributed funds as tuition assistance to children of qualified families in all 14 Catholic schools within the Diocese of Greensburg.

State-mandated income guidelines determine eligibility for families to receive aid from SPF. Contributing businesses may designate one or more specific schools to receive their contribution or make their contribution unrestricted in which case their contribution will be awarded where the need is greatest. Businesses may contribute up to $750,000 per taxable year.
 
In the 2014-15 fiscal year $60 million in EITC funding, $10 million in PKTC funding and $50 million in OSTC funding was available to businesses to contribute to scholarship organizations like Scholarship Partners Foundation.


Educational Improvement, Pre-Kindergarten and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Programs
 
Businesses can redirect their Pennsylvania state tax dollars to the Catholic school(s) of their choice through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), Pre-Kindergarten Tax Credit (PKTC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Programs. Tax credits can be earned by business that pay one or more of the following taxes: 

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
  • Insurance Company Law of 1921
  • Personal Income Tax of corporation shareholders or partnership partners

Help others with this vital program

Say Thank You 

Have you received a financial aid award through the Scholarship Partners Foundation?

 

Choose to thank your local legislator for supporting and expanding the EITC program in Pennsylvania.


Learn More

 
Are you a business owner or do you work for a business owner who might be interested in participating? Please contact Meghan Kerr, coordinator of Scholarship Partners Foundation at 724-552-2593 to learn more.

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