Since 1999, the Arizona Episcopal Schools Foundation has given more than $7.75 million in scholarships to students thanks to Arizona taxpayers who have contributed to our tax credit program. Those scholarships have allowed children from all backgrounds to have an Episcopal private school education. As an Episcopal school, we believe in educational excellence and we celebrate the diversity that our students bring. We serve God in all persons and therefore are intentional in being inclusive, welcoming students from all social, economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. In doing so, we respect the dignity of every person in our community and model that to our students.
Donations of tax credit dollars to the Arizona Episcopal Schools Foundation, earmarked for St. Michael’s, enable us to open our doors to qualified students, regardless of their ability to pay. Every tax credit dollar directed to St. Michael’s is used for financial assistance for qualified students.
Thank you for supporting Episcopal schools in Arizona and especially St. Michael’s. You are an essential piece in helping us to achieve the mission of our school to foster the intellectual, physical, artistic, ethical and spiritual development of a diverse student body.
What does this cost me?
Nothing. Your contribution is subtracted in full from total Arizona state taxes owed. You are essentially specifying how to use your own tax dollars.
How much can I give?
For Tax Year 2019: Up to $1,135 for Single, Married Filing Separate or Unmarried Head of Household and up to $2,269 for married couples filing jointly. For Tax Year 2020: Up to $1,183 for Single, Married Filing Separate or Unmarried Head of Household and up to $2,365 for married couples filing jointly. Read more about the maximum tax credits.
What method of payment can I use?
You can pay by check or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard).
Do I send the funds directly to St Michael’s?
No, contributions must be made directly to a Student Tuition Organization (STO). The Arizona Episcopal Schools Foundation is certified to receive contributions which qualify for the available Arizona State Tax Credits. You may designate your contribution to St Michael’s on the contribution form.
How are the funds used?
More than 90% of your contribution goes directly to your school of choice or is distributed equally among the member schools.
Why should I designate my tax dollars to support a school?
Contributions received through the Arizona State Tax Credit programs provide much needed scholarship assistance to those students who would otherwise be unable to receive a private education.