What is it?

The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit is a program that allows businesses and individuals to lower their tax bills by donating to private schools, scholarship organizations, pre-K programs, and other educational enrichment initiatives. Those approved by the program can receive a credit of up to 75 percent of the contribution made in a one-year commitment or up to 90 percent of the contributions made in a two-year commitment.

Who benefits?

Scholarship Organizations, Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organizations, and Educational Improvement Organizations such as the Erie City Mission’s Youth Leadership program…Urban University!

Need more info?

Below is a list of documents provided by the PA Department of Community & Economic Development. If you have additional questions or require further information specific to ECM, please contact our Director of Development, Erin Layden at 814-452-4421 x234 or email Erin.Layden@eriecitymission.org.


RoseMarie Lackey
Director of Youth Ministries

814-452-4421 x226
Email RoseMarie


Erin Layden
Director of Development

814-452-4421 x234
Email Erin