Give &Receive

Do Both with CISE-SGO Tax Credit

Are you passionate about supporting education and making a positive impact on the lives of children in Cincinnati? CISE-SGO allows you to contribute to a brighter future for children in Cincinnati’s inner-city neighborhoods and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. 

That means if you donate $50, you receive a $50 credit towards your Ohio state income tax liability.


What is an SGO?

CISE-SGO is a certified Scholarship Granting Organization. 

SGOs provide a Tax Credit that allows Ohio residents to receive a reduction in their state taxes when they donate to a certified SGO that supports K-12 student scholarships. A tax credit is more valuable than a tax deduction.

Receive a 100% Tax Credit

 Individuals can contribute up to $750 (or $1500 for married couples filing jointly) and receive an Ohio tax credit for the same amount as their contribution.

That means you can make a real impact on a child’s education and receive a significant reduction in your tax liability at the same time. 

The Power to Transform Lives

Research shows that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. 

Your donation will provide students in inner-city neighborhoods the educational opportunities and support services they need and deserve. 

Your support opens doors to brighter futures. 

Your Donations at Work in Price Hill

A Brighter Future for Students with Learning Differences – St. Lawrence & OptimALL

In the heart of Price Hill lies St. Lawrence Elementary School, a safe and inclusive Catholic school serving students in Cincinnati’s inner-city. It’s the kind of school every parent would like for their child to attend. When you step through its doors, you’re immediately welcomed into a warm, friendly environment, where colorful student artwork adorns the walls.

But the transformation happening here runs deeper than what meets the eye. This transformation is not only reshaping the lives of students; it’s a testament to the power of collaborative partnerships. This year, St. Lawrence introduced OptimALL, an intervention program which brings crucial educational support to students with diverse learning needs. This transformative program is made possible by generous donations to CISE-SGO (Scholarship Granting Organization).

I hope CISE donors know how grateful I am for the impact they have made in my children’s lives. They made an investment in my children’s future, and I want them to know that my children will carry that investment forward and make a difference in the lives of other people and make the world a better place, each in their own unique way.

– Ebony Webb, Parent of 5 CISE Students

Benefits of the SGO Tax Credit

Tax credits are more valuable than tax deductions. While a tax deduction reduces your taxable income, a tax credit directly reduces your income tax liability.

The table above shows an example of the benefits of a tax credit vs. a tax deduction.

Make A Difference.
Donate Today.

Join us in building a brighter future for children in our city. Every contribution counts.

Give to CISE-SGO.
Receive an Ohio Tax Credit.  

It’s a win-win!

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