No, Brophy Community Foundation has never accepted donor designated/recommended contributions. In furtherance of our mission and legislative intent of tax credit laws, all funds are distributed based on verified financial need. All applicants must annually complete FACTS financial aid application supported by Arizona tax returns and W-2. Arizona law now requires the following notice on all STO materials and websites.
A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.