About Step

STEP was designed to enable any qualified Arizona private school to market the tax-credit program to its unique constituents in a way that highlights (and feels like!) the school.

The STEP mission is:

  • to build and encourage community.
  • to put the donor’s focus back on the school’s mission.
  • to empower APESF partners with the tools and support needed to advance their own school-recommended support.
  • to supplement all other STO efforts.

APESF provides compliance with the state of Arizona for each participating school as a certified STO and 501(c)(3).

APESF enables donors to receive either a tax credit or tax deduction for their donation, but the school community and its students are at the focus.

To have a page developed for you, email Ali.

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A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of a donor’s recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.

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