CHICAGO, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Eligible Catholic schools will have their Invest in Kids Act Tax Credit Scholarship Program doubled.
Empower Illinois shared two generous donors on Feb. 28 who are sponsoring a scholarship donation match for eligible Catholic schools in central and southern Illinois.
Gifts made through Empower Illinois for the Invest in Kids Act Tax Credit Scholarship Program at eligible schools will be doubled up to $10,000.
Matching gift opportunities spark greater community involvement and result in extremely successful school-based fundraising for tax credit scholarships,” said Anthony Holter, Empower Illinois President. “We are proud to offer this opportunity to more schools this year than ever before.
Illinois’ bipartisan Invest in Kids Act Tax Credit Scholarship Program provides need-based scholarships to kids from low-income and working-class families to attend their best-fit school.
Program donors earn a 75% state tax credit on their gifts so, if an individual donor contributes $1,000, they will receive a state tax credit of $750.
Donors can also direct their donations to a school of their choice.
Since 2018, the Invest in Kids Act Tax Credit Scholarship Program has awarded more than 28,000 scholarships totaling more than $250 million.
Donations must be made before April 15 or when the cap is met at your select school to be eligible for the match.
For more information on how to donate visit the website link here or call 800-616-7606.
The full list of schools eligible for the $10,000 match are:
- Carroll Catholic School - Lincoln
- Central Catholic High School - Bloomington
- Corpus Christi Catholic School - Bloomington
- Epiphany School - Normal
- Holy Cross School - Champaign
- Schlarman Academy - Danville
- St Malachy - Rantoul
- St Mary School - Bloomington
- St Mary School - Pontiac
- St Mary's School - Metamora
- St Matthew's School - Champaign
- St Paul School - Odell
- St Thomas School - Philo
- The High School of St Thomas More - Champaign
- Blessed Sacrament - Springfield
- Blessed Sacrament Catholic School - Quincy
- Christ the King - Springfield
- Little Flower School - Springfield
- Our Lady of Lourdes - Decatur
- Our Saviour - Jacksonville
- Quincy Notre Dame High School - Quincy
- Routt Catholic High School - Jacksonville
- Sacred Heart/Griffin High School - Springfield
- St Agnes School - Springfield
- St Aloysius School - Springfield
- St Dominic School - Quincy
- St Francis/Holy Ghost School - Jerseyville
- St Francis Solanus - Quincy
- St John the Evangelist School - Carrollton
- St Mary School - Mount Sterling
- St Patrick Elem - Decatur
- St Patrick Grade School - Springfield
- St Peter School - Quincy
- St Teresa High School - Decatur
- St Mary School - Taylorville
- All Saints Academy - Breese
- Althoff Catholic High School - Belleville
- Blessed Sacrament - Belleville
- Gibault High School - Waterloo
- Holy Childhood School - Mascoutah
- Holy Trinity Catholic School - Fairview Heights
- Immaculate Conception - Columbia
- Mater Dei High School - Breese
- Notre Dame Academy - Belleville
- Our Lady Mt Carmel School - Herrin
- Our Lady Queen of Peace - Belleville
- Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School - East St. Louis
- St Andrews School - Murphysboro
- St Ann Elementary School - Nashville
- St Bruno - Pinckneyville
- St Clare Catholic School - O Fallon
- St James Catholic School - Millstadt
- St John the Baptist - Red Bud
- St John the Baptist - West Frankfort
- St John the Baptist Catholic - Smithton
- St Joseph Grade School - Olney
- St Joseph School - Freeburg
- St Mary's - Mount Vernon
- St Mary School - Chester
- St Mary School - Centralia
- St Mary School - Mount Carmel
- St Peter and Paul School - Waterloo
- St Teresa - Belleville