Qualified Charitable Organization

Your donation to the QCO tax credit will support organizations assisting low income children, individuals and families.

Contributions can be made up to April 15, 2019.

  • Maximum contributions are $400 for filing single, or $800 for filing jointly.
  • Uses Tax Credit Form 321.


Is this donation a dollar-for-dollar tax credit off my Arizona State taxes?
Yes. Up to the maximum yearly donations set by the state, this donation is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit off your Arizona State taxes.

What organizations can receive a Qualified Charitable Tax Credit Donation? Only organizations that have been approved by the State of Arizona to operate as a Qualified Charitable Organization.  A list of current organizations that are approved to take these funds can be found on this website.

Can a taxpayer claim multiple tax credits in the same taxable year? Yes.

Can I recommend a specific child receive my donation?   No.

What forms should an individual use to claim these credits? Arizona Form 321.

Must the credit for contributions be claimed in the year of donation? No. Credit eligible donations from January 1 through April 15 of a calendar year may be used as a tax credit on the prior year’s tax return. For example, qualifying donations made January 1, 2019 to April 15, 2019 may be used as a tax credit on either your 2018 or 2019 Arizona income tax return.

Can a taxpayer receive a refund of these credits? No. The credits may only be used to the extent they reduce a tax liability to zero. Any unused amounts may be carried forward for up to five consecutive taxable years.

Looking for organizations to donate to?

Additional Organizations to Consider

Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse

       La Frontera, Inc. – Mental health & substance abuse treatment.

Domestic Violence/Trafficking

       Mt. Graham Safe House – Confidential safety/support to victims of domestic or sexual violence.

Education Support

        Educational Enrichment FoundationResources for students in the Tucson Unified School District.

        Literacy Connects– Connecting people of all ages through literacy and creative expression.

Family Support

        Interfaith Community Services– Helping those in achieve stable, healthy and independent lives.

Food Bank/Assistance

        IMPACT of Southern Arizona – Improving lives & inspiring futures in our under-served communities.

Healthcare & Assistance

        Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) – Providing service to those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Legal Help

        Southern Arizona Legal Aid – Offering quality legal services to Arizona’s vulnerable citizens.

Senior Support

        Eastside Neighbors Volunteer Program – Helping seniors stay in their homes.

        Interfaith Community Services Helping those in achieve stable, healthy and independent lives.

        Lend a Hand – Neighbors helping senior neighbors.

Women’s Support

        Reachout Women’s Center – help women overcome the shock of an unplanned pregnancy. ​

Youth Support

        Teen Challenge – Faith-based solutions for the drug epidemic.

        Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern AZ – Helping children realize their potential.


Click here to view the complete list of Qualified Charitable Organizations (PDF)
If you do not see the organization you want to donate to on this list, please call us. (480) 865-8081