Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

The Center for Grieving Children is a recognized Educational Improvement Organization under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC) of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Through EITC, eligible Pennsylvania companies can receive tax credits equal to 75 percent of their contribution (up to $750,000 per taxable year), or up to 90 percent for two-year charitable commitments.

How to Apply

The EITC program includes Educational Improvement Organizations, as well as Scholarship Organizations and Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organizations. The Center is an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO), and businesses must apply specifically for EIO credits if they wish to support The Center. Businesses may also apply for the other types of credits, but the total amount can be no more than $750,000.

This year, all applicants will be required to submit applications electronically through Businesses renewing a two-year commitment may apply beginning May 15; new businesses may apply beginning July 3. Applications are approved on a first-come, first-served basis by date submitted. Last year, credits were fully exhausted within one week.

For complete details on participation in the EITC program and the approval process through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, please visit their website.

What your credits support

When you choose to support The Center through the EITC, you are directly supporting Philadelphia's grieving youth. The money raised by this program will help The Center's art and music programming.

We teach grieving children coping strategies to help process the difficult emotions that come with the death of a loved one. Our trained staff works to incorporate strategies that use art and music through our health and wellness programming, summer music camp run, and family nights.

Companies can claim credits against the following:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
  • Insurance Company Law of 1921
  • Personal Income Tax of S corporation shareholders or Partnership Partners

Eligible entities include:

  • C Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Limited Liability Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Sole Proprietorships