Gifts of Scholarship (SGO)

Providing an Orchard Education for Students of All Socio-Economic Backgrounds

Gifts of Scholarship at The Orchard School

The School Scholarship Tax Credit Program was established to incentivize donations to help fund educational choice scholarships for families who wish to attend non-public schools. This tax savings opportunity is available to donors making a financial contribution to a qualified scholarship-granting organization (SGO). Orchard's preferred SGO partner is Sagamore Institute.
50% Tax Credit
Individuals or corporations who donate through the SGO Program are eligible for a tax credit equal to 50% of the donation amount against their state tax liability.
Support Financial Assistance
The Orchard School is committed to making an exceptional education accessible to students from all backgrounds. It requires a great deal of funding to sustain this type of commitment to accessibility. For the 2017-2018 school year, Orchard awarded more than $2,200,000 in financial assistance to 33 percent of our student body.  Donations made through the SGO Program directly support our financial assistance program.
Support Annual Giving
In addition to directly supporting our financial assistance program, 100% of all SGO contributions count towards Orchard's Annual Giving goal.

In addition to the state tax credit, some donations made through this program qualify for a Federal tax deduction. Please consult a tax professional about your specific tax situation.