Scottsdale Christian Academy

For the past 50 years, Scottsdale Christian Academy has been fulfilling its mission to maximize the God-given potential of each student, preparing them to live lives of distinction, by impacting the world for Jesus Christ.

From Preschool through 12th grade, SCA teachers disciple and mentor students to holistically develop through excellent academics, co-curricular experiences and service opportunities.

A critical component to fulfilling our mission is ensuring that all students have access to a sustainable SCA education. This is often only possible through scholarships and tuition assistance. Your part in helping us meet our annual student scholarships goal through tax credit donations is essential to the success of every SCA student.

Receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for your donation!

Maximize, Prepare, Impact

Your donation below will be restricted specifically for SCA students with verified need and who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to their future through an SCA education.

Our Goal

$500,000

Thank you for your contributions!

Scottsdale Christian Academy

Re-direct the state taxes you owe to help attract and sustain students in grades Pre-K - 12th at Scottsdale Christian Academy through tuition scholarships!

This tax credit donation helps provide tuition scholarships to the students of Scottsdale Christian Academy. Your donation is made possible through a qualified Arizona School Tuition Organization (STO) and qualifies for a dollar-for-dollar Arizona tax credit up to annual limits or your actual tax liability.

If you would like to recommend a specific student, view a list of the STO partners of SCA here: https://scottsdalechristian.org/admissions-old/tuition-assistance/

A painless donation with a timeless impact:

Thank you for helping us provide tuition scholarships to the students of Scottsdale Christian Academy. YOU are making a difference!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS A SCHOOL TUITION ORGANIZATION?

A school tuition organization is one that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and certified by the state of Arizona to receive tax credit qualifying donations and to award scholarships to students attending Arizona private schools.

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF MY DONATION WILL ACTUALLY BE ALLOCATED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS?

90% or more of every dollar will be directly allocated to provide scholarships for students attending Scottsdale Christian Academy.

MAY I TAKE THE ENTIRE CONTRIBUTION AS A TAX CREDIT?

Yes, you may receive an Arizona tax credit for the full amount of the contribution, up to the amount allowed by law or the actual Arizona state income tax you owe, whichever is less. Any excess can be carried forward and used to offset state income taxes for up to five years. A taxpayer who donates between January 1st and April 15th may elect to claim the credit in either the previous tax year or the current year in which the donation was made. Always consult a tax advisor with questions regarding your personal taxes.

WHAT TAX FORMS DO I USE IF FILING FOR THE TAX CREDIT?

In order to claim the tax credit for your donation, you must file Arizona tax forms 301, 323 and sometimes 348 along with your Arizona income tax forms. These forms (and instructions) can be downloaded here (http://www.azdor.gov/Forms/Credits.aspx). Please consult your tax preparer with further questions.

WHAT DOES RE-DIRECTING STATE TAXES OWED MEAN?

Making a donation to APESF is an alternative to writing a check to the state. For example, if you owe $3,000 to the state, you could say, "I want $1,000 of that to go to students at Scottsdale Christian Academy," and you would then only owe $2,000 to the state. In other words, a tax credit contribution to APESF directly reduces the amount of taxes you owe to the state of Arizona that you would have to pay anyway. By taking the credit you are, in effect, re-directing your tax dollars to benefit worthy students at Scottsdale Christian Academy.

WILL I RECEIVE A RECEIPT FOR MY DONATION

Donors who contribute online will automatically receive an email receipt and may also request a receipt be mailed to them. Donors who contribute by mail with a check will have the option on the donor form to receive it by mail, email or both.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

CONTACT THE SCHOOL AT DRICHARDSON@SCAMAIL.ORG

OR APESF AT HELPDESK@APESF.ORG