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Step Up for Students

Silver Associate Member Member Since July 2014

Since 2002, more than 55 Banks and Financial Institutes have entrusted and supported Step Up For Students; it is through these partnerships that thousands of children have been awarded educational scholarships. Step Up For Students, a state-approved non-profit organization which administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Step Up provides the banking industry with a unique initiative of leveraging their tax liability, enhance their mission by investing in the community where they do business and the ability to receive CRA credits…all at no cost. Banks and Financial Institutions with a Florida corporate income tax liability can redirect up to 100% of their tax obligation and in return receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. These are taxes that a Bank or Financial Institute would have to pay regardless; however, the state of Florida allows them to simply elect to have those dollars invested in education for underprivileged K-12 schoolchildren. Additionally, Step Up For Students has a 4-star rating and a perfect score from Charity Navigator, and is recognized as a Platinum charity by GuideStar. Step Up partners have confidence they are giving to an organization with sound fiscal management.

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