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Corporate Tax Credit Programs

Your contribution through the Tax Credit Program will enable us to help low-income families send their children to private elementary, middle and high schools in Erie County.

Many families, regardless of financial ability, want to have a choice in their children's education—especially families who live in school districts that are not performing well.

Corporate Benefits

Pennsylvania's Tax Credit program is a way for businesses to enrich educational opportunities for students and earn tax credits by donating to an approved non-profit scholarship organization. GECAC is approved by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development as a scholarship organization.

Eligible businesses can receive tax credits equal to 75% of their contribution, up to $750,000 per taxable year. The tax credit may be increased to 90% of the contribution if the business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)
Supports tuition scholarships for school-age children.

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC)
Supports tuition scholarships for school-age children residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school.

Tax Credit Brochure


Pennsylvania businesses can apply for EITC and OSTC credits through the PA Department of Community & Economic Development's electronic single application system.

GECAC's Tuition Scholarship Program

  • GECAC awards nearly $75,000 to students attending private elementary, middle and high schools in Erie County, for which paying tuition is a requirement for attendance.
  • Last year, nearly 100 local students received scholarships to make attending private schools more affordable.


Kimberly McCaslin, CFRE
Associate Vice President/Operations
(814) 459-4581 x446