Resources for Donors

Resources For Donors


For answers, discussions, and clarifications to many common SGO-related donation questions, please download our Donation FAQ.

For answers, discussions, and clarifications to many common SGO-related scholarship application questions, please download our Scholarship FAQ.

Should you have additional questions not addressed in this sheet, or need clarifications feel free to contact us at 260-203-4509, or email us.

A scholarship granting organization provides scholarships to low- and middle-income families to help them afford the school of their choice for their children. SGOs were enacted in 2009, but have been expanded as part of the 2011 Choice Bill that features a 50-percent state tax credit for contributions made to these SGOs. The funds donated can then be distributed for families that meet income and other requirements. SGO scholarships are funded by charitable donations, not by the state.

Gifts eligible for donation to SGOs

The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and can accept any gift that can be eligible for charitable donations. Donations can include the following:

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Credit/debit
  • PayPal
  • Publicly traded securities including stocks, bonds, & mutual funds
  • IRA-qualified charitable distributions
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • May include stocks, bonds, or mutual funds
  • LLC and partnership Interests
  • Farming Assets, including crops, livestock, and other commodities
  • Real estate
  • and other non-cash gifts where a value can be determined in a reasonable amount of time.

Helpful links

Remaining amount of tax credit dollars available
Indiana DOE Choice Scholarship Program Page

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