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

Additional Organizations to Consider

Addiction Support

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

Arts

         Kids in focus – Mentoring at-risk kids through photography

Behavioral  Health

         MIKID – Improves the behavioral health and wellness of Children

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

         Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health – Helping at-risk youth

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

Domestic Violence / Sex Trafficking

         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.

Education Support

        Challenge Foundation – Breaking the Cycle of poverty through Education

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

        Creighton Community Foundation –  Supporting Kids in Public Schools

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

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

        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.

        Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona – Assistance for vocational studies

        Southwest Human Development High-quality early childhood development programs

        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.

Food Banks/Assistance

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

          Midwest Food Bank – Alleviating hunger and malnutrition, and providing disaster relief.

          St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance  – Helping those in need receive food.

Healthcare Organizations

          AZ Hemophilia Association – Supporting people with inherited bleeding disorders.

          Benevilla – Enriching lives.

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

          RightCare Foundation – Save the Brain.

          VisionQuest – Vision testing and preventable Blindness

Heath Care Education

          Shun the Sun – dedicated to the education and prevention of skin cancer.

          The Pace Foundation –  Pediatric Autoimmune Neurological Disorders.

Homeless Assistance

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

          Andre House – A hospitality center providing resources for people experiencing homelessness.

          Aris Foundation – Helping homeless young adults throughout the greater Phoenix area.

          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

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

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

          Furnishing DignitySupporting Those on a Path to Self-Sufficiency 

          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.

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.

          Cortney’s Place –  Day programs for adults with intellectual and development disabilities.

          Gesher Disability Resources – Supporting individuals with special needs.

          Moriah Cooperative – Guidance and support for children with Special Needs.

          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.

          Whispering Hope Ranch – Provides special needs children with rustic camp style experiences.

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.

          Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale

          Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona  – Helping children meet their full potential.

           Club For YouthWe inspire great futures.

          Crossroads Youth Intervention – Helping youth with the challenges of inner city life.

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

          Homeless Youth Connection – Meeting the needs of homeless youth.

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

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

          Ninjenna Scholarship Foundation – Martial Arts Education.

          One-n-Ten – Service LGBTQ Youth and Young Adults.

          Reigning Grace Ranch – Healing and empowering children with our rehabilitated horses.

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

          The Club For YouthWe inspire great futures.

Veterans and Military Support

          Military Assistance Mission – Providing financial and moral aid.

          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.

          Hope Women’s Center – Providing a safe haven for at risk women to get back on their feet.

          House of Ruth – Serving Pregnant Women.

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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