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Foster Care Credit Donation

Foster Care Donation Tax Credit

A Foster Care Donation Tax Credit is available for individuals or corporations who donate to the Insuring Foster Youth Trust Fund or an approved foster care organization.

There will be $2,000,000 available per calendar year for the purpose of donation to an approved Foster Care Organization or, beginning July 1, 2023, a qualifying contribution to the Insuring Foster Youth Trust Fund. The renewal of the $2,000,000 will happen every year until December 31, 2027.

Foster Care Organizations are approved by the Department of Child Services through an application process.  The approved organizations are below and will be updated yearly.

Legal Name of Organization Full address
Firefly Children and Family Alliance (Formely Children's Bureau) 1575 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Indianapolis IN 46202
Youth Services Bureau St. Joseph County 2222 Lincolnway West, South Bend IN 46628
Bethany Christian Services of Central Indiana 7168 Graham Rd, Indianapolis, IN  46250
Family Centered Services, Inc. 1515 N. Sutton Circle, Bluffton, IN 46714
Ascent 121 147 Washington Point Dr. Suite B Indianapolis, IN 46229
Friends of Open Door Youth Services, Inc 2524 Corydon Pike #108 New Albany, IN 47150
Bashor Children's Home 62226 CR 15 Goshen, IN 46526
Childplace, Inc 2420 E. 10th Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Foster Success Inc 546 E. 17th Street, Suite 206, Indianapolis, IN 46202
The Villages of Indiana 3833 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Gibault, Inc 6401 South US Hwy 41 Terre Haute, IN 47802
Isaiah 117 House 1705 State Line Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Lutheran Child and Family Services 1525 North Ritter Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46219

The maximum amount of credit that can be granted is 50% of the donation up to $10,000; this is for all donations to one or multiple approved foster care organizations during any one calendar year.

Interested in Applying for the Foster Care Donation Tax Credit?

Donors are required to complete and submit an application, along with proof of donation to the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) to be considered for the credit.

Foster Care Donation Application

DOR will send an approval or denial letter within 45 days. If your application is approved, DOR will issue a certification number to be used when filing your income tax return.

Credit approval is on a first-in, first-out basis. When funds are no longer available, you will receive notification that your application has been denied.

Total Credits Awarded To DateAmount
Total amount of credits to be awarded January 1, 2024–December 31, 2024 $2,000,000.00
Total amount of credits currently awarded as of February 29, 2024 $1,075.00
Remaining amount of credits available to be awarded through December 31, 2024 $1,998,925.00