Governor Laura Kelly recently announced that $4.1 million in Community Service Program (CSP) Tax Credits has been awarded to 36 nonprofit organizations across the state to boost fundraising efforts focused on improving local access to quality child care, health care, education, arts, and housing.
CSP tax credits have been issued in the Sunflower State since 1994. The program provides a 70 percent tax credit to qualified donors in rural communities (populations less than 15,000) and a 50 percent tax credit in larger communities. The credits are a direct deduction from the donor’s state tax obligation.
The CSP program amplifies fundraising activities for non-profits and boosts large capital campaigns. Any individual or business subject to Kansas income tax is eligible to receive a tax credit through this program.
This year, CSP will assist six counties with building new or upgrading existing child care facilities. Other community projects across the state include housing for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a center for youth who have aged out of the foster system, a dormitory for children in acute psychiatric crises, a community wellness facility, historic renovations, health care equipment, and more.
Awarded nonprofits were chosen through a highly competitive, score-based selection process.
Included in the Tax Credits were:
70 percent - Rotary Club of Sublette Construction of a 2700 sq. ft. community splash pad with 9 water features, 11 sprays, landscaping, shade structures, and benches.
70 percent - Bluejay Education Foundation Cimarron. The purchase of a CNC router and plasma-cutting machine to provide students hands-on training with new technologies.
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