Science for all

Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) working to bridge the inequality divide in STEM Education and Workforce

What is Science For All?​

There are over 1,300 Arizona schools where the majority of students are living in poverty. Often times, this means these students won’t have access to the educational programs and tools they need to be successful in an increasingly competitive workforce. Science for All is a Qualifying Charitable Organization that works to provide these students access to resources and technical skills to increase their workplace employability and college readiness. The creation of a pool of high-tech talent will help bring financial stability to low-income and underserved populations, attract employers to the state, and improve Arizona’s standing as a STEM Hub.
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Our Impact

Science for All utilizes educational outreach through the AZ SciTech Festival programs that run statewide, as well as the innovative Chief Science Officers (CSO) program to help youth develop technical and practical thinking skills through STEM events, leadership capabilities through mentorships and integrated community action plans, and employability through job training programs and internships.

We are serving nearly 100 Arizona schools with low-income student populations. With over 1,300 such schools throughout the state, there is currently a large, unmet need to address.

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

Donations to Science for all qualify for a dollar-for-dollar refund through the Arizona Charitable Tax credit of up to $841 for couples and $421 for individuals. You can donate year-round and get it back when you file your taxes.

Help make STEM accessible to all

Visit our Science for All donation page to learn more about making a donation, gift matching, and more.

QCOs & AZ Tax Credit

The Arizona state income tax credit that may be available to you when you donate to Science For All is referred to as the Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit (formerly known as the Working Poor Tax Credit).

Yes, the Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit is separate from, and does not compete with, the Public School Tax Credit or the Private School Tax Credit. Therefore, donations to both your child’s school and to JA may entitle you to multiple Arizona tax credits.

Individuals. Donations from corporations are not eligible.

Yes. The maximum Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit per year is: (i) $400 for taxpayers filing as “single,” “head of household,” or “married filing separate,” and (ii) $800 for taxpayers filing as “married filing joint.”

A tax credit is a credit that a taxpayer receives as a dollar-for-dollar reduction of the taxpayer’s income tax liability. A tax deduction is a deduction against a taxpayer’s taxable income, reducing income that would otherwise be taxable, with the result being that the taxpayer generally pays less tax.

To the extent you are eligible to do so, a donation to Science For All may result in both (i) an Arizona state income tax credit, reported on your Arizona income tax return, and (ii) a Federal income tax deduction, reported on your Federal income tax return. You cannot claim both a deduction and a credit for the same charitable donation on your Arizona tax return.

No, taxpayers do not have to itemize deductions on their Arizona income tax return to claim the Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit.

Yes, we will provide you with a receipt of your contributions to Science For All.

We recommend you consult your tax advisor regarding questions about how you may be able to benefit from the Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit. More information about Arizona Tax Credit can be found here. 

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