Make a difference in the life of a child.
Our work depends on the generosity of businesses and individuals who care enough to contribute their time, talents, and resources on behalf of those we serve. Less than 10% of our revenue comes from public funding. Your gift enables Free Arts to provide therapeutic arts to the increasing number of children living in shelter settings, foster care group homes and residential treatment facilities.
More than 17,000 children in Arizona live in out-of-home care facilities.
Every one of them has suffered the emotional trauma of homelessness, abuse or neglect. Once their basic needs are met, they receive little to no mental health assistance. At Free Arts, our core programs help to fill this gap.
Foster Care Tax Credit
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is one of 26 non-profits recognized by the Arizona Department of Revenue as a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization. In 2016, the Foster Care tax credit was completely separated from the Qualifying Charitable Organizations (formerly Working Poor) tax credit. Free Arts donors that pay income tax in Arizona may claim the maximum Foster Care tax credit while also claiming the maximum Qualifying Charitable Organizations tax credit. This tax credit allows Arizona taxpayers to re-direct their tax dollars to help bring much needed therapeutic arts programs to more than 7,000 abused and homeless children that Free Arts serves annually.
In 2016, taxpayers filing as:
- “single” and “head of household” status may claim a maximum credit of $500;
- “married filing separate” may claim a maximum credit of $500;
- “married filing joint” may claim a maximum credit of $1,000.
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona does not provide tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor or the Arizona Department of Revenue for more information on the tax credit for Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations or other tax credits.
Your Dollars Make a Real Difference
$10,000 – supports the Youth Leadership Team, whose goal is to give back to the community that supported them while overcoming obstacles
$5,000 – supports Free Arts’ efforts in volunteer recruitment, support, and recognition
$2,500 – provides a Weekly Mentor Program for 20 children in foster care group homes
$500 – allows for one child to attend 5 days of Free Arts Multicultural Arts Camp
$250 – sends 10 children to a Free Arts Day experience
$100 – provides a blank canvas for 5 children to use for artistic expression