Your Donation Gives Florida Students Educational Options

Give the Gift of Equal Educational Opportunity

Your donation to Step Up For Students in the form of a direct contribution, tax credit contribution, planned giving arrangement or other program opens a world of possibilities to Florida families who have limited options. With a Step Up For Students Scholarship, families can choose the educational setting that will allow their students to thrive.
Step Up For Student Scholarship recipients perform better at school and are more likely to graduate.
There are several ways for you to get involved.

Tax-Credit Contributions

Fund scholarships through dollar-for-dollar Florida corporate tax credits. Credits are available for the following liabilities: Alcoholic Beverage Excise, Business Rent/Commercial Lease, Corporate Income, Insurance Premium, Direct Pay Sales & Use and Oil/Gas Severance.
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Charitable Giving

Partner with Step Up For Students to invest in children who need your help to achieve their maximum potential.
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Hope Scholarship

Elect to support the program during the purchase of your vehicle and receive an immediate dollar-for-dollar sales tax credit of up to $105. Your dealer manages the details.
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Charitable Giving

Step Up For Students has worked to close the educational gaps experienced by marginalized students. We believe that education is not one-size-fits-all, and together, we can make sure students have access to an educational environment where they can thrive.

Sustaining Donor

Make a transformational difference in the lives of our marginalized students.  Every dollar of your reoccurring gift will create real change.

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Workplace Giving

Step Up For Students partners with employers across the state to offer donation programs for employees, including matching donations.

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Donor-Advised Funds

This charitable giving vehicle enables you to support Florida students while receiving tax benefits. Deposit assets for donation over time and designate how you want the money to be used.

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Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion.
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Scholarship Beneficiaries

Our four programs are transforming futures through the support of our donors. A donation to Step Up For Students is an investment in closing the educational gaps of our children by providing students access educational opportunities that best fit their individual needs.

Private School

Creating education choice opportunities for students in grades K-12.

Unique Abilities

Providing access to education savings accounts (ESA) for students with unique abilities starting at age 3.


Supporting public school families in choosing a safe learning environment for students in grades K-12 who have experienced bullying.


Providing reading support services to public school children in grades K-5.