Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO)

The Indiana Tax Credit Scholarship program is now available for individuals or corporations who would like to donate to a scholarship granting organization (SGO). The Community Foundation is pleased to be a qualified SGO and can receive private, charitable donations. These donations earmarked to one of our partnering private schools will provide K-12 tuition support to students with limited means. With this program, numerous families are empowered with new options in education.
A compelling feature of contributing to an SGO is contributions are eligible to receive a 50% state tax credit and are federally tax deductible. The funds donated can then be distributed to partner schools for families that meet income and other requirements. Up to $14 million in tax credits can be awarded over the course of the state’s fiscal year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).

Eligible Gifts

The Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, and can accept any gift eligible for charitable donations for the purpose of the Scholarship Granting Organization. The minimum contribution to the Scholarship Granting organization is $100. A Donor Card must be attached to each contribution, excluding payments made online, in order to receive the Indiana State Tax Credit. Donations can include the following:

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Credit/debit
  • IRA-qualified charitable distributions
  • Publicly traded securities (May include stocks, bonds, or mutual funds)

Partner Private Schools

If you are a family seeking an SGO scholarship, please contact the financial aid office of the private school your children plan to attend for an application. We currently partner with the following schools:


Contact Us

Amanda Jamison

Senior Program Officer
Career Pathways

Samantha Lambert

Program Associate
Career Pathways

Lauren Cooper

Scholarship Assistant