Tax Credit Donations
The Chandler CARE Center Children's Medical and Dental Clinic is an Arizona Qualified Charitable Organization.
Your donation may qualify for a dollar-for-dollar Arizona tax credit. Donations that do not qualify for a tax credit may be eligible for a tax deduction.*
To donate today, click here or on the image below to be taken to PayPal.
*Please consult your tax accountant for information on tax credits and deductions.
The Chandler CARE Center Children's Medical and Dental Clinic is a qualified charitable organization (QCO) in Arizona! Your tax credit donation may be taken as a dollar-for-dollar credit on your Arizona income taxes* and helps provide no-cost medical and dental care for vulnerable children in low-income households. To learn more about our Clinic, please click here.
Your donation goes directly to supporting Chandler children in need.
- To donate online, please click here to donate via PayPal or click here to visit the Chandler Compadres donation page and select Chandler CARE Center.
- To donate via check, please print this form, complete all information, and return to the CARE Center.
Questions about Tax Credit Donations?
1. What is a Qualified Charitable Organization?
Qualified Charitable Organizations are those that provide immediate basic needs to residents of Arizona who receive temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefits, are low income residents of Arizona, or are individuals who have a chronic illness or physical disability. The tax credit is claimed on Form 321. The maximum credit allowed is $800 for married filing joint filers and $400 for single, heads of household, and married filing separate filers.
2. Why are you qualifed?
The Chandler CARE Center Children's Medical and Dental Clinic is dedicated to serving children who are uninsured and cannot otherwise access medical and dental care. We provide quality, compassionate care that helps kids stay healthy and reduces chronic absenteeism in schools. 100% of the children we serve live in households with incomes below 50% of the average median income and annually between 85 and 90% come from households categorized as 'extremely low income'.
3. Why are medical and dental care so important for kids?
- The Urban Institute’s Health Policy for Low-Income People in Arizona report shares that only 48% of children living in poverty will have a preventive care visit in a 12 month period, versus 70% of kids not living in poverty.
- According to a report published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information, “The appropriate use of health care services in screening, early diagnosis, and disease management can reduce the burdens of disability and death due to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, HIV infection, kidney disease, and arthritis.”
- 50% of low-income kids have untreated tooth decay and 22% have never seen a dentist
- More than 25% of kids grades K-3 in Arizona have no dental insurance, which in Chandler Unified School District would amount to an estimated 2,587 kids
- By 3rd grade, Arizona kids have the highest rate of cavities in the nation, with 40% having untreated decay
- 21% of Arizona households make too much to qualify for AHCCCS but cannot afford the cost of insurance premiums
Research shows insured youth are more likely to complete high school as well as attend and complete college than their uninsured counterparts; providing access to care helps bridge the gaps and level the playing field for the uninsured children in our community to improve their odds.
A study from Cornell and Harvard Universities noted, “[T]he long-run returns to providing health insurance access to children are larger than just the…gains in health status.” In lieu of increased insurance access, providing access to care for the uninsured helps children realize, “…higher educational attainment and greater economic opportunities for children, and the creation of a more skilled workforce.”
4. Can I donate to your organization and my child's school in the same year?
Yes! Tax credits in Arizona can be 'stacked', so if your household is eligible, you can donate to the Clinic in the same year you donate to your child's school! Learn more at the Arizona Department of Revenue's website by clicking here.
Our tax ID # is 81-5402137.
Our state QCO code is 20085.
Please click here if you need a copy of our nonprofit determination letter, and click here if you need a copy of our QCO designation letter.
Donations to a QCO of up to $400 for single/head of household/married filing separate OR $800 for married filing joint are eligible for the credit. Any amount up to the maximum may be applied, up to your tax liability. Donations made by the tax filing deadline may be applied to the prior year (state ONLY) or the year in which the donation is made.
The QCO desgination applies ONLY to donations made to the CARE Center's Children's Medical and Dental Clinic. Donations made to other CARE Center programs may qualify as a tax deduction and lower your tax liability.
*Always consult with a tax professional with questions related to tax credits and deductions.*