Qualified Charitable Organization

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

Contributions for the 2020 tax year can be made through April 15, 2021.

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

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, 2021 to April 15, 2021 may be used as a tax credit on either your 2020 or 2021 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

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.

Angel Pups: An initiative of the Pearce Family Foundation that pays for a portion of a service dog for children who would benefit from one. Angel Dogs pays for 25% of the service dog and assists with training and introduction of organizations who work with service animals.

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

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

TRAK Therapeutic Ranch – Strengthening kids and community through animal interaction. Watch our video to learn more.

Phoenix Conservatory of Music – Give the gift of music.

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

MIKID – Improves the behavioral health and wellness of Children. Watch  our video to learn more. 

Hope Community Services – Providing youth with behavioral health services.

Southwest Human Development – AZ’s only mental health clinic dedicated to children under age 5. Watch our video to learn more.

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

TRAK Therapeutic Ranch – Strengthening kids and community through animal interaction. Watch our video to learn more.

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.

Chicanos Por La Causa – Supporting and empowering survivors 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. Emerge offers a comprehensive range of support services to those experiencing domestic abuse. Watch our video to learn more. 

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

Chicanos Por La Causa – Providing education, health, nutrition, and child development support to the children of migrant farm workers.

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

East Valley JCC – The EVJCC provides preschool and camp scholarships; preschool and camp inclusion for children with special needs; and meals, emergency financial assistance and social services to individuals and families in need.

Educate the 48th – Improving education in Arizona, starting in Preschool.

Community Montessori of Bisbee – Providing high quality Montessori education to low-income families in Cochise County.

The Family School – High quality preschool and kindergarten education. 

Southwest Human Development High-quality early childhood development programs. Watch our video to learn more.

Boys Hope Girls HopeProviding scholarship and support through college graduation. Boys Hope Girls Hope offers private school tuition, college preparation, support and enrichment opportunities to academically-capable and motivated young people from low-income families. Watch our video to learn more. 

Chicanos Por La Causa – Providing a safe and supportive environment to help youth succeed in school, college, and career.

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

Gesher Disability Resources – Inclusion assistance in the classroom.

Helping Hands for Single Moms – Assisting low-income single moms attain a post-secondary education, financial independence, and positive family legacy. Watch our video to learn more. 

ICAN – Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods (ICAN)-FREE programs for low income, high risk youth.  Watch our video to learn more.

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 more than 80,000 primarily low-income students each year to succeed in work and life by giving them the skills needed to manage their money, thrive in their future careers and to think innovatively.

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

Science For All – Provides disadvantaged Arizona youth with opportunities to learn critical job skills and gain experience necessary to become STEM professionals in the future.

STEP Expedition – STEP educates and empowers low-income AZ high-school students to enroll in and graduate from college.  Since the start of STEP’s College-Prep.

East Valley JCC – The EVJCC provides preschool and camp scholarships; preschool and camp inclusion for children with special needs; and meals, emergency financial assistance and social services to individuals and families in need.

ICAN – Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods (ICAN)-FREE programs for low income, high risk youth.  Watch our video to learn more.

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

Pearce Family Foundation – The Pearce Family Foundation financially supports families at the home who have a child suffering from a chronic or life threatening illness. We cover financial burdens such as; rent/mortgage, utilities, and car payments so the family can focus on their child getting better.

Save the Family – Equipping families to address poverty, overcome homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency.  Watch our video to learn more. 

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.

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.

Benevilla – Benevilla recognizes that caring for the needs of older adults reaches beyond the individual to the entire family.  We provide a network of Life Enrichment Adult Day Programs, free Home Services such as assisted transportation and grocery shopping, free Support Groups, Information and Resources and so much more. Watch our video to learn more. 

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 through access to free healthcare and prescription medications for uninsured individuals and families at six mobile clinic sites across Maricopa County.  Watch our video to learn more.

VisionQuest – Vision testing and preventable blindness.

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.

Justa Center – Justa Center is a resource day-center providing essential support and services for older adults (age 55 plus), who are currently homeless and need help while on the path to housing.

Paz de Cristo Helping people struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness. Watch our video to learn more

Save the Family – Equipping families to address poverty, overcome homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency. Watch our video to learn more. 

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 – The Pearce Family Foundation financially supports families at the home who have a child suffering from a chronic or life threatening illness. We cover financial burdens such as; rent/mortgage, utilities, and car payments so the family can focus on their child getting better.

Save the Family – Equipping families to address poverty, overcome homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency.  We own and/or operate over 350 units of housing.
Watch our video to learn more. 

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

Club For Youth – We inspire great futures.

House of Ruth – Serving Pregnant Women.

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

Abounding Service – We teach adult refugees English and U.S. citizenship, changing the trajectory of entire families so they, in turn, can serve others.

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

Benevilla– Enriching lives.   

Christian Care Mesa – Advocates for seniors.

Chicanos Por La Causa – Providing affordable housing, health, education, social and recreational activities, and home-delivered meals to low-income older adults.

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 – Saving lives and honoring wishes for older Arizonans.

ACCELArizona Center for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills. Watch our video to learn more. 

East Valley JCC – The EVJCC provides preschool and camp scholarships; preschool and camp inclusion for children with special needs; and meals, emergency financial assistance and social services to individuals and families in need.

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. Watch our video to learn more.

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. Watch our video to learn more.

STARS – Changing lives through opportunity.

TRAK Therapeutic Ranch – Strengthening kids and community through animal interaction. Watch our video to learn more.

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

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

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

Community Montessori of Bisbee– Community Minded, Child Focused.

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

Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse – Providing the opportunity to create, sustain, and celebrate a life free from abuse. Emerge offers a comprehensive range of support services to those experiencing domestic abuse. Watch our video to learn more. 

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.

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

Junior Achievement of Arizona – Preparing more than 80,000 primarily low-income students each year to succeed in work and life by giving them the skills needed to manage their money, thrive in their future careers and to think innovatively.

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

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

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

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

TRAK Therapeutic Ranch – Strengthening kids and community through animal interaction. Watch our video to learn more.

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.

Save the Family: Valor on 8th – Affordable housing community designed with women veterans and their families in mind.

Helping Hands for Single Moms – Assisting low-income single moms attain a post-secondary education, financial independence, and positive family legacy. Watch our video to learn more. 

House of Ruth – Serving Pregnant Women.

Pregnancy Care Center – Free care because we care.

Save the Family – Equipping families to address poverty, overcome homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency. 70% of the families we serve are single mothers Watch our video to learn more. 

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

Arizona Youth Partnership – Building solid foundations for youth and families to prevent and solve local issues such as substance abuse, youth homelessness, lack of educational opportunities, teen pregnancy, and challenging family dynamics.

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 – Providing a safe and supportive environment to help youth succeed in school, college, and career.

Club For YouthWe inspire great futures.

Homeless Youth Connection – Meeting the needs of homeless youth.

ICAN – Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods (ICAN)-FREE programs for low income, high risk youth.  Watch our video to learn more.

Junior Achievement of Arizona – Preparing more than 80,000 primarily low-income students each year to succeed in work and life by giving them the skills needed to manage their money, thrive in their future careers and to think innovatively.

One-n-Ten – Serving LGBTQ youth and young adults. Watch our video to learn more.

Opportunity 4 Kids – Giving Arizona Youth the opportunities to participate in out-of-school time activities, such as after school programs, summer camps and extracurriculars, and technology. Watch our video to learn more. 

Phoenix Conservatory of Music – Give the gift of music. 

Save the Family – Equipping families to address poverty, overcome homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency. Watch our video to learn more. 

Science For All – Provides disadvantaged Arizona youth with opportunities to learn critical job skills and gain experience necessary to become STEM professionals in the future.

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

The Club For YouthWe inspire great futures.

TRAK Therapeutic Ranch – Strengthening kids and community through animal interaction. Watch our video to learn more.

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.

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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

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