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 15,000 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.
Building Hope Capital Purchase and Renovation Campaign
Free Arts is positioned for significant growth over the next 10 years. The Building Hope Capital Purchase and Renovation Campaign will transform 352 East Camelback Road from a nondescript office building to a center for hope and healing.
This center will allow Free Arts to confidently expand programs to serve thousands of additional children and families. It will explore and establish best practices for using the arts and mentoring with children who have experienced trauma. And it will showcase artwork and stories that will foster a deeper understanding of children who have experienced the trauma of abuse or homelessness.
To kick-off this campaign, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation made a transformational investment in Free Arts that allowed us to purchase 352 East Camelback Road and provided seed funding to renovate the building into our center of operations. For that reason, the new building will be called:
The Bob & Renee Parsons Center for Hope and Healing
Foster Care Tax Credit
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is 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 8,000 abused and homeless children that Free Arts serves annually.
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.
Eligible contributions made to a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization that are made on or before April 15th (the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the taxable year) may be applied to either the current or the preceding taxable year and is considered to have been made on the last day of that taxable year.
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.