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Donating to NICSTO is the way to make this incredible giving opportunity happen!


NICSTO (Northwest Iowa Christian School Tuition Organization) is a School Tuition Organization (STO) that the state of Iowa allows to receive donations which are directed back to the school of your choice as Tuition Assistance grants for families who qualify.

In the 2020-21 school year, 120 SCCS families (267 of our 515 total students...52%!)
received a total of $224,807
 in tuition grants.

For 2021, NICSTO has set Sioux Center Christian School’s contribution goal at $364,895, which is our highest ever.
This is an opportunity to impact our treasured students with $364,895 in tuition grants at a net cost of $127,713 to donors!

We need you to help us reach this goal!


Why not give a gift to Christian education instead of paying taxes next April?

A gift of $1,000 to NICSTO will bring you a $650 Iowa tax credit certificate!


You may give any donation amount (no minimum or maximum).
You may donate CASH, GIFTS in KIND of grain, appreciated STOCK, and bonds.
You may donate from your IRA (including your RMD). 

In January 2022, you will receive an Iowa Tax Credit Certificate, valued at 65% of your donation.
Include the certificate with your completed Iowa income tax form
and the amount is taken directly off the amount you owe in Iowa state taxes.



If you're an Iowa taxpayer
interested in a state income tax credit,

please click here for the contribution form

(Forms are also available at the school office)

Please visit with your tax professional for specific tax implications and advice on how to best enjoy the donation opportunities of NICSTO.

Please send in or drop off donations by December 30, 2021
If you have questions, please contact 
Amy Vander Berg, Director of Development & Promotions. 712-722-0777x3.

Tuition Assistance opportunity of NICSTO...

SCCS families/guardians may apply for NICSTO tuition grants if their household income does not exceed four times the federal poverty guideline.

In the summer (before registration), you will be given an opportunity to apply for this tuition grant.
The amount given per child/family will vary and is based on several factors.



Schools in NICSTO:

Clearlake Classical Academy
Hull Christian School
Hull Protestant Reformed School
Inwood Christian School
Ireton Christian School
Netherlands Ref. Christian School
North Iowa Christian School
Orange City Christian School
Rock Valley Christian School
Sanborn Christian School
Sheldon Christian School
Sioux Center Christian School
Siouxland Christian School
Unity Christian High School
Western Christian High School