Support Arizona Youth & Save on Taxes!

Support Arizona Youth & Save on Taxes!

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Ever wish you could make a real difference in the lives of young people and save money on your taxes at the same time? Well, thanks to the amazing Support Arizona Youth (SAY) program, you can!



SAY: Empowering Youth, One Tax Credit at a Time

SAY is a unique program that allows Arizona taxpayers to donate to qualifying charities that support youth programs and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. That means that every dollar you donate reduces your state income tax bill by a dollar! It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Why Support Arizona Youth?

Arizona’s youth face a variety of challenges, from poverty and homelessness to lack of access to educational opportunities and healthcare. SAY provides vital funding to organizations that are working hard to address these issues and empower young people to reach their full potential.

Here are just a few of the ways that SAY donations make a difference:

  • Providing essential services such as food, shelter, and clothing for homeless and at-risk youth.
  • Offering educational programs and mentoring opportunities that help young people succeed in school and prepare for college or careers.
  • Promoting healthy choices and preventing risky behaviors through substance abuse prevention programs and mental health services.
  • Supporting programs that provide artistic and cultural enrichment for youth.

How to Participate in SAY

Participating in SAY is easy! Simply make a donation to a qualifying SAY charity before the end of the year and claim the tax credit on your Arizona state income tax return.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • The maximum tax credit is $421 for single filers and $841 for married filing jointly.
  • You can claim the tax credit for donations made up to 15 days after the end of the tax year.
  • You must itemize deductions on your tax return to claim the SAY tax credit.
  • Visit the SAY website for a complete list of qualifying charities and more information about the program.

Your Gift Will Be Magnified!

100% of contributions are forwarded by ECC SAY, LLC to qualified charity partners along with other designated gifts we secure.  In addition, each charity through this Challenge will receive a 25% matching grant (up to $5,000 collectively per organization) and additional bonus grants ranging from $5,000 (1st place) to $1,000 (5th place) will be awarded to the Partners who raise the most donations through the Challenge.  Your gift is magnified and provides more support for youth at your favorite charity.


Beyond the Tax Credit: The Power of Your Contribution

While the tax credit is certainly a great incentive, the real reward comes from knowing that you are making a positive impact on the lives of young people in Arizona. Your donation can help provide a child with a safe place to stay, a nutritious meal, or the educational resources they need to thrive.

So, this year, when you’re thinking about your tax contributions, consider supporting Arizona Youth. You’ll be doing your part to build a brighter future for generations to come.

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Let’s join hands and help Arizona’s youth reach their full potential!