Make a Gift to Phelps

Make a gift online using the red button above.

If you would prefer to donate via phone, please contact:

The Development Office
610-644-1754 ext. 1013
[email protected]org

Educational Improvement Tax Credit [EITC] Program

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit [OSTC] Program

The Phelps School is eligible to receive corporate gifts through two innovative programs offered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program. Companies that do business and pay corporate and other taxes in Pennsylvania can receive substantial tax credits by redirecting their state tax dollars to The Phelps School in support of scholarships for underserved and deserving students.

The EITC Program and the recently established OSTC Program, which benefits students who reside in underperforming school districts, each provide wonderful opportunities to not only the business making the donation, but also the young men who rely on this support to attend The Phelps School.

Tax credits start at 75% of the donation amount for a one-year contribution and increase to 90% for a two-year contribution. Tax credits can be applied to as much as $800,000 in contributions each year through both EITC and OSTC programs. Furthermore, the 25% (or 10% for two-year commitment) that is not included in the tax credit may be claimed as a charitable donation on your federal tax return, which would reduce the cost of your donation to almost nothing!

The application process for changing the course of a young man’s life could not be simpler! Visit the EITC Website or contact the Development Office for more information on these programs.


C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Single & Multi-Member LLCs, and LLPs all qualify


Receive a tax credit in exchange for supporting Pennsylvania students


Tax credits are more beneficial than deductions—it’s like sending your tax dollars to Phelps instead of to Harrisburg! The paperwork is a breeze—just a simple online application for each program. You also receive a deduction against net income as a charitable donation.


May 15 – Business applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply for 2021-22 to renew their 2-year commitment.

May 15 – Businesses who are in the middle of their 2-year commitment.

July 1 – All other businesses.

OSTC applications are available NOW for immediate tax credits.


Click here to read more about EITC application materials.

Click here to read more about OSTC guidelines and materials.

To learn more about EITC or OSTC and how you can direct your dollars to benefit student scholarships, please contact us at [email protected], 610-644-1754.

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