Owl Fund

Gifts of Scholarship (SGO)

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

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.

You might also qualify for a federal tax deduction! If you itemize on your federal return, be sure to include your SGO donation as a charitable deduction. 
Support Flexible Tuition
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. During the 2022-2023 school year, 56 students received flexible tuition through SGO programs for a total disbursement of nearly $94,000. 

Approximately every $12,000 donated through the SGO program serves another Orchard student in need.
Support The Owl Fund
In addition to directly supporting our tuition assistance program, 100% of all SGO contributions count towards Orchard's Owl Fund goal.

Please consult a tax professional about your specific tax situation.


Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students: The Orchard School values diversity and seeks talented students. Orchard admits students of any race, color, national origin and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Orchard does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.