Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program

If your business pays corporate taxes, consider taking part in the
Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) – you can save up to 90% in annual taxes while helping fund the Ned Smith Center’s unique and dynamic educational programming.

The EITC program is administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, which awards millions of dollars in tax credits to businesses who make contributions to approved Educational Improvement Organizations, like the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art.

How does it work?

STEP 1:  Submit a simple online application form through DCED’s website.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, and must be submitted through DCED’s website.

May 15: Businesses already enrolled in the EITC program
July 1: Businesses applying for the first time.

Click here to download application info from DCED’s website.

STEP 2:  Determine HOW you will apply your EITC funds.
There are many different ways to participate in this program, but the most popular is by making a two-year commitment—you will receive a tax credit of 90% of your contribution, up to a maximum of $200,000 per tax year.
EXAMPLE: If a two-year contribution were made in the amount of $15,000 per year, the tax credits awarded would total $13,500, leaving the net cost only $1,500 each year!

STEP 3: Watch as your contribution reaches over 2,000 students.
Your EITC contribution will ensure that the Ned Smith Center’s hands-on, experience-based educational programming will continue to impact K-12 students across central Pennsylvania.

How will your contribution be recognized?

  • Your company’s logo will appear on the inside cover of the Center’s magazine, The Drumming Log, which reaches our entire membership three times a year
  • Your company’s logo and a link to your website will appear on the Center’s website
  • Extensive recognition at all educational programs

View our current EITC donors by clicking here.

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