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The Friends Collaborative Tax Credit Program for Individuals

Lansdowne Friends School is one of the founding members of The Friends Collaborative*. The Friends Collaborative was organized by staff and volunteers of ten small Quaker elementary schools in the greater Philadelphia region.

The purpose of The Friends Collaborative  is to foster the growth of Quaker Education by providing funding that makes a Quaker education accessible for more families.

In 2016, a group of Friends schools formed a Special Purpose Entity (LLC) to take advantage of the changes in the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs.

On December 7, 2016, LFS and nine additional Quaker elementary schools were awarded $750,000 of Pennsylvania tax credits in the EITC program, and we had 60 days from that date to find qualified donors that would like to help. In 60 days, this group of small Friends schools did BIG things!  We funded $634,000 for 2016-17 and $634,000 for 2017-18.

The Collaborative will apply for tax credits again this year. If you qualify, to participate in this opportunity, you will receive a 90% credit for your donation.You may also qualify for a federal deduction for the donation. 

*Plymouth Meeting Friends School, Friends School Haverford, Goshen Friends School, Lansdowne Friends School, Media-Providence Friends School, Frankford Friends School, The Quaker School at Horsham, Stratford Friends School, United Friends School, West Chester Friends School


Qualification Guidelines

Do You Qualify? 

If you earn at least $88,000 or have at least $2,700 in Pennsylvania state income tax liability, they you can give.  As easy measure to figure out how much you could give and take full advantage of the tax credit is to at 10% to your PA tax liability.



Friends Education Equity Collaborative
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Do you qualify? Contact Nancy Werner at 610.623.2548