Missouri

Missouri

Missouri State Innovation – Sales Tax and Trust Funds While most states currently do not allow for the creation of local community trust funds for children (and would require change in state laws), Missouri has given local authority to establish trusts since...
Florida

Florida

Florida State Innovation – Property Tax and Trust Fund The idea of a dedicated funding source for children began in 1945 in Pinellas County. A local attorney Leonard Cooperman, tired of seeing troubled youth go to jail so early in their life, thought there must...
Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Innovation – Tax Credits The Pennsylvania legislature enacted the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program in 2001. In 2015, this program worked with 2,500 businesses and generated over $100 million in tax credits. The program offered...
Oregon

Oregon

Oregon State Innovation – Tax Credits The Child Care Contribution Tax Credit in Oregon was enacted in 2003. Donations are not made to individual child care programs, but rather to the Office of Child Care, which uses the funding for child care initiatives. The...
Colorado

Colorado

Colorado State Innovation – Tax Credits The Child Care Contribution Tax Credit in Colorado was enacted in 1998 and has been amended several times. Individuals and corporations can claim a credit for contributions made to qualifying child care organizations for...