Partnering with Arete

Serving local students with local money.

Through the Georgia Tuition Tax Credit Scholarship Program, Arete Scholars Fund offers our partners a unique, budget-neutral opportunity to serve low-income families and help transform the lives of thousands of Georgia students. Signed into law in 2008, the program enables corporations and individuals to receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for eligible donations to Georgia Student Scholarship Organizations (SSOs).

A corporation may contribute up to 75% of its Georgia income tax liability, while individuals may contribute a maximum of $1,000 per year and married couples up to $2,500 annually. Nonprofit SSOs like Arete in turn award K-12 scholarships that allow eligible students to attend the private school of their parents' choice. Participation is simple and completely no cost  ̶  and corporations need not be domiciled in Georgia to donate.

In addition to tax credit contributions, Arete Scholars Fund solicits tax-deductible philanthropic gifts from foundations and individuals. By cultivating both corporate and philanthropic partnerships, Arete Scholars Fund is creating a broad coalition of support that will bolster long-term growth and sustainability. Learn more about what makes Arete a unique choice among Georgia SSOs.

To date, the Arete has granted more than 1,100 Georgia students access to an education that best fits individual learning needs  ̶  an opportunity that otherwise would not have been possible. Hear how tuition tax credit donations are helping one Georgia student succeed: