Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

Support innovative educational programs for youth in the Central Susquehanna region by donating to the Community Giving Foundation, an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) under the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)'s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.*

What is an EITC Program?

Below are examples of the components set forth by DCED to define EITC programs:

  • Innovative: above and beyond what is presently offered by the public school district; provides a different focus, delivery, methodology, or skill training than what is provided in a typical academic program of a public school
  • Adds Value to Curriculum: programs are restricted to K-12 and only those programs directly linked to a core curriculum (math, science, language arts, social studies, reading, health, art/music, etc.)
  • Advanced Academics: advanced instruction taught by professional or credible source

Guidelines for Education Institutions

Guidelines for Businesses

"Making a charitable contribution to Community Giving Foundation was a simple and easy process that allowed us to earn a tax credit while increasing educational opportunities for youth in our community." (J. Donald Steele, Jr., President & CEO, Northumberland National Bank)

Foundation Approved EITC Programs

"As a Center that is working to encourage more youth to go into STEM fields, which in turn will help our local economy, we value our partnership with Community Giving Foundation. It is through this partnership that we have received funding to provide exciting educational STEM opportunities for the youth in our community." (Kimberly Bolig, PhD, Director of Regional STEM Education Center, Bloomsburg University)

Organizations interested in participating should contact:

Karri Harter, Grant and Scholarship Administrator, at [email protected], or call 570.752.3930 ext. 6

*Note: These guidelines have been created by Community Giving Foundation staff as general information for participating in the EITC program with the Foundation. To view approved guidelines, requirements and timelines, visit the Pennsylvania DCED website:

All contributions are administered through the Community Giving Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. IRS regulations require us to state that no goods or services were provided in consideration for your gift and the Community Giving Foundation has exclusive legal control over the contributed assets. The official registration and financial information of the Community Giving Foundation may be obtained from the PA Dept. of State by calling toll free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.