Qualified Charitable Organization

Your donation to the QCO tax credit will support organizations assisting low income children, individuals and families.

Contributions can be made up to April 15, 2020.

  • Maximum contributions are $400 for filing single, or $800 for filing jointly.
  • Uses Tax Credit Form 321.

Details

Is this donation a dollar-for-dollar tax credit off my Arizona State taxes?
Yes. Up to the maximum yearly donations set by the state, this donation is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit off your Arizona State taxes.

What organizations can receive a Qualified Charitable Tax Credit Donation? Only organizations that have been approved by the State of Arizona to operate as a Qualified Charitable Organization.  A list of current organizations that are approved to take these funds can be found on this website.

Can a taxpayer claim multiple tax credits in the same taxable year? Yes.

Can I recommend a specific child receive my donation?   No.

What forms should an individual use to claim these credits? Arizona Form 321.

Must the credit for contributions be claimed in the year of donation? No. Credit eligible donations from January 1 through April 15 of a calendar year may be used as a tax credit on the prior year’s tax return. For example, qualifying donations made January 1, 2020 to April 15, 2020 may be used as a tax credit on either your 2019 or 2020 Arizona income tax return.

Can a taxpayer receive a refund of these credits? No. The credits may only be used to the extent they reduce a tax liability to zero. Any unused amounts may be carried forward for up to five consecutive taxable years.

Looking for organizations to donate to?

ACCEL Center for Education
Boys and girls club of Colorado river
Children's Care AZ - A Qualified Charitable Organization

Addiction Support

Hope for Addiction – Connecting the desire to change with the Power to change.

National Council on Alcoholism & Drugs – Assisting women in living drug and alcohol-free lives.

Phoenix Dream Center – Combating Addiction in the State of Arizona.

Arts

Phoenix Conservatory of Music – Give the gift of music.

Behavioral Health

Arizona’s Children Association – Promoting healing for children, from trauma and abuse.

MIKID – Improves the behavioral health and wellness of Children

Hope Community Services – Providing youth with behavioral health services.

Southwest Human Development – AZ’s only mental health clinic dedicated to children under age 5.

Teen Lifeline – Providing a peer-to-peer teen crisis hotline and suicide prevention education.

TRAK Therapeutic Ranch – Strengthening kids and community through animal interaction.

Domestic and Sexual Abuse

Chicanos Por La Causa – Supports and empowers victims of domestic and sexual abuse to live a life free from violence.

Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse – Providing the opportunity to create, sustain, and celebrate a life free from abuse.

Phoenix Dream Center – Combating Human Trafficking in the State of Arizona.

Early Childhood (Resources & Education)

Children’s Care Arizona  Helping low income families with Preschool expenses.

Community Montessori of Bisbee – Community Minded, Child Focused.

EVJCC Early Childhood Learning Center – Offers a safe, secure learning environment.

The Family School – High quality preschool and kindergarten education. 

Southwest Human Development High-quality early childhood development programs.

Education Support

Creighton Community Foundation –  Supporting Kids in Public Schools.

Educational Enrichment Foundation – Resources for students in the Tucson Unified School District.

Gesher Disability Resources – Inclusion assistance in the classroom.

JAG – (Jobs for Arizona Graduates) – Helping young people stay in school and acquire the academic, personal, leadership and vocational skills they will need to be successful upon graduation.

Junior Achievement of Arizona – Preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.

Literacy Connects – Connecting people of all ages through literacy and creative expression.

STEP Expedition – Empowering low-income AZ high schoolers to enroll and graduate from college.

Employment

From Gangs to Jobs – An Arizona prison ministry, transforming the lives of former inmates.

Family Assistance

Pearce Family Foundation (Angel Dogs) – Assists in paying for service dogs for children.

Interfaith Community Services – Helping those in achieve stable, healthy and independent lives.

Society of St. Vincent De Paul – Supporting needy families.

TM Kids AZ – We focus on providing aid to the community by providing hot meals, child care, and help for at-risk- youth.

Will’s Hope Charity – Supporting families caring for medically fragile children.

Food Banks/Assistance

EVJCC Delivers nutritious, kosher meals to seniors who may not have access to meals.

Felicia’s Farm – Helping very low income and/or homeless people have better food to eat.

F.O.R Maricopa – Providing food and other resources for the families of Maricopa and surrounding.

Healthcare Organizations

Benevilla – Enriching lives.

Children’s Cancer Network – Supporting children and families throughout their cancer journey with programs and services designed to provide financial assistance, promote education, encourage healthy lifestyles, and create an awareness of issues they face related to childhood cancer.

Mission of Mercy Arizona – Restoring dignity by providing free healthcare.

VisionQuest – Vision testing and preventable blindness.

Homeless Assistance

Abide Maternity Home Offering a home and a family to homeless pregnant and parenting women.

Homeless Youth Connection – Meeting the needs of homeless youth.

House of Refuge Sunnyslope, Inc. Transitional housing and live changing resources.

Paz de Cristo Helping people struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness.

UMOM –  Prevent and end homelessness with housing solutions for families, women, and youth. 

Housing Assistance

Abide Maternity Home – Offering a home and a family to homeless pregnant and parenting women.

Furnishing DignitySupporting Those on a Path to Self-Sufficiency.

Homeless Youth Connection – Meeting the needs of homeless youth.

Paz de Cristo Helping people struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness.

Pearce Family Foundation – Assists families with a child suffering chronic or life threatening illness.

UMOM – Prevent and end homelessness with housing solutions for families, women, and youth.

Kingman Organizations

Club For Youth – We inspire great futures.

Legal Aid

Southern Arizona Legal Aid – Offering quality legal services to Arizona’s vulnerable citizens.

Refugee Assistance

New Empowerment for Refugees – Helping legal refugees integrate and become self-sufficient.

Senior Support

Benevilla– Enriching lives.   

Christian Care Mesa – Advocates for seniors.

Interfaith Community Services – Helping those in need achieve stable, healthy, independent lives.

Marshall Home For Men – Personal Care Facility for elderly men with limited means.

RightCare Foundation – supporting seniors’ wishes before first responders arrive.

Special Needs

ACCELArizona Center for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills.

Benevilla – Enriching lives.

Gesher Disability Resources – Supporting individuals with special needs.

Goldensun Peace Ministries– Faith based living for adults with special needs.

Hoofbeats with Heart –  Providing safe and professional equine therapy experiences.

Miracle League of Arizona – Every Child deserves the chance to play baseball.

One Step Beyond – Services to individuals who have Intellectual Disabilities and their families.

Pawsitive Friendships – Supporting children with special needs through therapy animals.

Rainbow Acres – Promising futures for adults with developmental disabilities.

Southwest Human Development – Comprehensive disabilities services for young children.

STARS – Changing lives through opportunity.

Suicide Prevention

Teen Lifeline– Providing a peer-to-peer teen crisis hotline and suicide prevention education.

Youth Support

Arizona’s Children Association – Providing safe environments for kids.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern AZ – Helping children realize their potential.

Boys and Girls Club of the Colorado River Enabling young people.

Chicanos Por La Causa – CPLC’s Youth Enrichment programs provide a safe and supportive environment to help youth succeed in school, college, and career.

Club For YouthWe inspire great futures.

EVJCC– Social, cultural & educational activities for families & individuals, through Jewish values.

Homeless Youth Connection – Meeting the needs of homeless youth.

Hope Community Services – Providing youth with emergency shelter services.

Junior Achievement of Arizona – Preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.

One-n-Ten – Serving LGBTQ youth and young adults.

Opportunity 4 Kids – Giving kids the chance to participate in out-of-school time activities.

Phoenix Conservatory of Music – Give the gift of music. 

Teen Challenge – Faith-based solutions for the drug epidemic.

The Club For YouthWe inspire great futures.

Veterans and Military

Arizona Disabled Veterans Foundation – Supporting organizations that care for AZ veterans.

Marshall Home For Men – Personal Care Facility for elderly men, veterans, with limited means.

Moving Vets Ahead – Helping veterans transition back to civilian life.

Phoenix Dream Center – Offering benefits to veterans such as interview clothing, bus passes, and employment placement with reserved openings specifically to military veterans that are residents of the PDC.

Women’s Support

Abide Maternity Home – Offering a home and a family to homeless pregnant and parenting women.

Helping Hands for Single Moms – Assists low-income single mom families.

House of Ruth – Serving Pregnant Women.

Additional Organizations to Consider

Addiction Support

         Hope for Addiction – Connecting the desire to change with the Power to change.

         National Council on Alcoholism & Drugs – Assisting women in living drug and alcohol-free lives.

Arts

         Kids in focus – Mentoring at-risk kids through photography.

         Phoenix Conservatory of Music – Give the gift of music.

Behavioral  Health

         MIKID – Improves the behavioral health and wellness of Children

         Hope Community Services – Providing youth with behavioral health services.

         Southwest Human Development– AZ’s only mental health clinic dedicated to children under age 5.

         Teen Lifeline– Providing a peer-to-peer teen crisis hotline and suicide prevention education.

         TRAK Therapeutic Ranch – Strengthening kids and community through animal interaction.

Domestic and Sexual Abuse

         A New Leaf– Providing support services to help individuals and families in crisis.

         Phoenix Dream Center – Rescuing People, Rebuilding Lives, Realizing Dreams!

         Defenders of Children – FREE legal and social services to victims of sexual & domestic abuse.

Early Childhood

        Children’s Care Arizona  Helping low income families with Preschool expenses.

        Community Montessori of Bisbee – Community Minded, Child Focused.

        EVJCC Early Childhood Learning Center – Offers a safe, secure learning environment.

        The Family School – High quality preschool and kindergarten education. 

        Southwest Human Development High-quality early childhood development programs.

Education Support

        Creighton Community Foundation –  Supporting Kids in Public Schools.

        Educational Enrichment Foundation – Resources for students in the Tucson Unified School District.

        Gesher Disability Resources – Inclusion assistance in the classroom.

        JAG – (Jobs for Arizona Graduates)  – Helping young people stay in school.

        Junior Achievement of Arizona – Preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.

        Literacy Connects – Connecting people of all ages through literacy and creative expression.

        STEP Expedition – Empowering low-income AZ high schoolers to enroll and graduate from college.

Employment

        From Gangs to Jobs – An Arizona prison ministry, transforming the lives of former inmates.

         St. Joseph the Worker – Transforming Lives Through Employment.

Family Assistance

          Pearce Family Foundation (Angel Dogs) – Assists in paying for service dogs for children.

          Interfaith Community Services – Helping those in achieve stable, healthy and independent lives.

          Society of St. Vincent De Paul – Supporting needy families.

          Will’s Hope Charity – Supporting families caring for medically fragile children.

Food Banks/Assistance

          EVJCC Delivers nutritious, kosher meals to seniors who may not have access to meals.

          Felicia’s Farm – Helping very low income and/or homeless people have better food to eat.

          F.O.R Maricopa – Providing food and other resources for the families of Maricopa and surrounding.

Healthcare Organizations

         Benevilla – Enriching lives.

         Mission of Mercy Arizona – Restoring dignity by providing free healthcare.

          VisionQuest – Vision testing and preventable Blindness

Homeless Assistance

          Abide Maternity Home Offering a home and a family to homeless pregnant and parenting women.

          Homeless Youth Connection – Meeting the needs of homeless youth.

          House of Refuge Sunnyslope, Inc. Transitional housing and live changing resources.

          Paz de Cristo Helping people struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness.

          UMOM –  Prevent and end homelessness with housing solutions for families, women, and youth. 

Housing Assistance

          Abide Maternity Home – Offering a home and a family to homeless pregnant and parenting women.

          Furnishing DignitySupporting Those on a Path to Self-Sufficiency.

          Homeless Youth Connection – Meeting the needs of homeless youth.

          Paz de Cristo Helping people struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness.

          Pearce Family Foundation – Assists families with a child suffering chronic or life threatening illness.

          UMOM – Prevent and end homelessness with housing solutions for families, women, and youth.

Legal Aid

          Southern Arizona Legal Aid – Offering quality legal services to Arizona’s vulnerable citizens.

Refugee Assistance

          New Empowerment for Refugees – Helping legal refugees integrate and become self-sufficient.

Senior Support

           Benevilla– Enriching lives.   

           Christian Care Mesa – Advocates for seniors.

          Interfaith Community Services – Helping those in need achieve stable, healthy, independent lives.

Special Needs

          ACCELArizona Center for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills.

          Benevilla – Enriching lives.

          Gesher Disability Resources – Supporting individuals with special needs.

          Goldensun Peace Ministries– Faith based living for adults with special needs.

          Miracle League of Arizona – Every Child deserves the chance to play baseball.

          One Step Beyond – Services to individuals who have Intellectual Disabilities and their families.

          Pawsitive Friendships – Supporting children with special needs through therapy animals.

          Rainbow Acres – Promising futures for adults with developmental disabilities.

          Southwest Human Development – Comprehensive disabilities services for young children.

          STARS – Changing lives through opportunity.

Youth Support

          Arizona’s Children Association – Providing safe environments for kids.

          Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern AZ – Helping children realize their potential.

          Boys and Girls Club of the Colorado River Enabling young people.

          Club For YouthWe inspire great futures.

          EVJCC– Social, cultural & educational activities for families & individuals, through Jewish values.

          Homeless Youth Connection – Meeting the needs of homeless youth.

          Hope Community Services – Providing youth with emergency shelter services.

          Junior Achievement of Arizona – Preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.

          Mavericks Community Foundation – Assisting children and families and people in need.

          Opportunity 4 Kids – Giving kids the chance to participate in out-of-school time activities.

          Phoenix Conservatory of Music – Give the gift of music. 

          Teen Challenge – Faith-based solutions for the drug epidemic.

          The Club For YouthWe inspire great futures.

Veterans and Military Support

          Arizona Disabled Veterans Foundation – Supporting organizations that care for AZ veterans.

          Moving Vets Ahead – Helping veterans transition back to civilian life.

Women’s Support

          Abide Maternity Home – Offering a home and a family to homeless pregnant and parenting women.

          Helping Hands for Single Moms – Assists low-income single mom families.

          House of Ruth – Serving Pregnant Women.

OR

Click here to view the complete list of Qualified Charitable Organizations (PDF)
If you do not see the organization you want to donate to on this list, please call us. (480) 865-8081

OR

Click here to view the complete list of Qualified Charitable Organizations (PDF)
If you do not see the organization you want to donate to on this list, please call us. (480) 865-8081