Agenda for Children

The School Readiness Tax Credit is a Win Win Win

School Readiness Tax Credit Brochure

Agenda for Children has been scoring big wins for the children of Louisiana for more than 35 years.

Through the School Readiness Tax Credit, you can, too. Invest your tax liability in the School Readiness Tax Credit and Louisiana will be scoring wins for our children and economy for generations to come.

A WIN for Your Business

Businesses with a Louisiana Tax ID are eligible to receive a 100% refundable state tax credit up to $5,000 for contributions to Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs). Agenda for Children is a CCR&R for 12 parishes in Southeast Louisiana: Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Terrebonne and Washington.

This tax credit is part of a package of School Readiness Tax Credits (SRTCs) that was passed in 2007 to support quality child care and education. (Section 5 of La. Rev. Stat. § 47:6107)

You can take the credit against individual income tax, corporation income tax,or corporation franchise tax on your Louisiana State taxes.

You can keep your state tax dollars local by designating that your donation fund child care centers in your parish.

The process couldn’t be easier. Submit a contribution form, and Agenda for Children will email you a receipt and verification letter.

Donate by check

Download the contribution form>>

Donate online

Note "School Readiness Tax Credit" donation in the Designation field.

Have more questions?

Download the School Readiness Tax Credits FAQs for Businesses>>

Download our School Readiness Tax Credit brochure>>

Download our School Readiness Tax Credit one-pager>>

A WIN for Our Economy

Every dollar invested in early care and education has a $16 rate of return to society. Invest your tax liability in the School Readiness Tax Credit and Louisiana will reap dividends for generations to come.

Your investment will pay immediate dividends, too. Because of the challenges of the pandemic, child care centers need additional funding to remain open, critical for keeping parents in the workforce and our continued economic recovery.

A WIN for Louisiana’s Children

As Dr. James Heckman, a Nobel laureate and an expert on Early Childhood Education has proven, quality care in early childhood–from birth to age five–is critical in determining how successful a child will be throughout their life.

These children arrive at school ready to learn. They perform better academically and have stronger social and emotional skills. They go on to become well educated, healthy, and productive citizens.

The Need is Urgent 

Agenda for Children led the COVID-19 response for 500+ child care centers in Southeast Louisiana. With your business’ donation, we will continue to provide centers with PPE and grants for operating funds, scholarships for children, COVID-19 testing for teachers and more.

Donate by check

Download the contribution form>>

Donate online

Note "School Readiness Tax Credit" donation in the Designation field.

Join These Businesses in Contributing

Boo-Ker Oil and Gas
Champe Carter Consulting, LLC
Dixie Mill Supply Co.
Laitram Corporation
Landis Construction, LLC
Levy & Associates, LLC
Ogden Trust Investment Assets
ResourceFull Consulting
Southern Dental Care
St. Denis J. Villere & Company, LLC
Steeg Law Firm, LLC 

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