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Corporate EITC Giving

The Barnes Foundation is an approved Educational Improvement Organization under Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. This designation recognizes our educational programs as enhancing the curriculum of public schools and offers generous tax credits to businesses that support these programs.

Eligible businesses can apply to receive tax credits equal to 75% of their contribution (up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year). Those that agree to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years can receive 90% of the contribution as a tax credit.

Is my business eligible?

Businesses in Pennsylvania that are subject to one or more of the following taxes are invited to apply to the EITC program:

  • Corporate net income tax
  • Capital stock franchise tax
  • Bank and trust company shares tax
  • Title insurance companies shares tax
  • Insurance premiums tax
  • Mutual thrift institution tax
  • Insurance Company Law of 1921
  • Personal income tax of S corporation shareholders
  • Personal income tax of S partnership partners

Your EITC-eligible contribution to the Barnes will help support the following programs for School District of Philadelphia students:

Pictures and Words (Grades K-3) integrates works of art in the Barnes collection with lessons that reinforce Common Core standards for language arts. The program shares the narratives behind paintings in the Barnes collection and invites students to respond with their own stories, poetry, and art.

The Art of Looking (Grades 5 and 6) is modeled on STEAM education theory (science, technology, engineering, math, and art) that encourages students to develop math and science skills by studying how artists use the principles of both to create art.

Crossing Boundaries (Grades 7 and 8) supports core curriculum in social studies and art by encouraging students to study works of art that are unique to specific cultures, and to connect objects based on shared aesthetic principles, regardless of their geographic origins.

How to Apply

Businesses can find application information on the EITC program page of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s website. 

For more information, contact Belen Paley Cox, Director of Institutional Giving, at 215.278.7125.