Contact Us: 317-472-2052  scholarships@sagamoreinstitute.org

DONORS

"I was talking with my CPA and decided to contribute additional funds this year...my $20K SGO contribution ultimately costs me only $4K out of pocket after Indiana credits and the federal deduction.  Such a deal!  What a program!"  Scholarship donor

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50% State Tax Credit

Donors receive a 50% tax credit that can be applied to your Indiana state tax liability.  Donations may also qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal tax return. Click here for a brochure with details.

Individuals and Businesses

Individuals and business qualify for this state tax credit.  There is no limit on the amount that you can give, but the state does limit the amount available for the credits.  Starting July 2018, that limit is $14 million annually.  See available tax credits.

Scholarships

Funds are used to support scholarships for middle and low income students attending one of our partner schools.  You may direct your gift to scholarships for students attending Trinity School at Greenlawn.

If you have any questions regarding the SGO program and how it benefits Trinity School at Greenlawn please contact John Kurdelak at jkurdelak@trinityschools.org.

You will receive an email receipt immediately after making your gift; this receipt acknowledges the initiation of the gift. A second receipt letter will be emailed to you in 7-10 days which will include the tax certification number needed to claim the credit on your state tax return.
Please contact us if you have questions about either receipt or about claiming your credit. If you would prefer that we mail a hard copy of the receipt letter that has your tax credit certification number please email us at scholarships@sagamoreinstitute.org.

If you are making a large gift you may want to check with your bank or credit card company to assure that the gift is within their transaction limits.

Please consult a tax professional about your individual tax situation!

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F.A.Q.

Q: Is there a limit to how much I can give and still receive the credit?

No, there is no limit on your donations as long as there are tax credits available (see section above for link to check remaining credits).  The credit is applied to your Indiana state tax liability.  If the amount of your credit exceeds your tax liability, the unused credit may be carried forward for up to nine years, but it may not be carried back or refunded.

Q: Can I designate a school or student to receive my gift?

Yes, and no.  You may designate one of our participating schools to receive your gift.  However, SGO donations may not designate a particular student; this would be considered a tuition payment and is not eligible for a tax credit.

Q: What if I don't have a particular school in mind?

We recommend that you browse our list of participating schools, or talk to us if you have an interest in schools that align with your interest area (geographic area, special needs, urban/rural, classical, faith-based, etc.).  We also welcome donations to our general fund, which is used for scholarships to support students attending all of our partner schools.

Q: How do I claim my credit?

The receipt letter that you receive from Sagamore Institute will include the amount of the donation, the tax credit certification number, and instructions for claiming the credit.  We also send out year-end letters in January that summarize your donation and include detailed directions.

 

Q: Can I make a recurring donation?

Yes.  The first option is to set up a recurring donation using your bank's automatic bill pay service.  Checks should be made payable to Sagamore Institute SGO with the name of the school in the check's memo line.  Please complete a donor form to let us know that a recurring gift has been established (future gifts will not need a form.)  The second option is to set up a recurring donation through our online giving platform, using either a credit card, debit card or a transfer from your checking account (echeck).  Either way, we will issue a receipt letter for each donation.