The West Shore Foundation participates in Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and is an eligible Educational Improvement Organization (EIO).

Our Foundation is supported by community families, businesses, and partners who invest in the enhancement of Academics, Arts, Athletics, Technology, and Leadership throughout the West Shore School District. The Foundation ensures that every dollar raised aligns with the school district’s priorities and goals – focusing on communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

The EITC program represents one of many giving opportunities through which businesses can support programs within the West Shore School District.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program

The program provides tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization. Visit the DCED programs to learn more.

Educational Improvement Organization (EIO)

EIOs are non-profit organizations that have been approved by DCED for participation in the EITC program. To become an EIO, the non-profit must apply to the DCED to show how their programs improve the educational opportunities for children. The West Shore Foundation has been designated an eligible EIO.

Eligible Businesses

Businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania who are subject to one or more of the following taxes:

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Malt Beverage Tax
  • Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921

For additional information on the EITC program and to learn how your business can participate, please visit dced.pa.gov.

Get in Touch

Please contact the West Shore Foundation office for more information about how you can make a positive impact on our students and teachers.

Contact Us

(717) 932-1818  /  executivedirector@westshorefoundation.org