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 2019-20 school year, 126 SCCS families (273 of our 519 total students)
received a total of $219,400 in tuition grants.
This year, NICSTO has set Sioux Center Christian School’s contribution goal at $364,872, which is our highest ever.
This is an exciting result of the Iowa Dept of Revenue increasing NICSTO’s overall goal by 20% and our increase in students.
This is an opportunity to impact our treasured students with $364,872 in tuition grants at a net cost of $127,705 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, stock, and bonds.
You may donate from your IRA (including your RMD) and possibly reduce your taxable income
If you're an Iowa taxpayer
interested in a state income tax credit,
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 donations by December 7, 2020. It may still be possible to donate after that date, but it is best to donate early.
If you have questions, please contact Kelli Van Roekel, Director of Finance or Amy Vander Berg, Director of Development & Promotions. 712-722-0777.
NICSTO Tuition grants
are available to students living in households with income that does not exceed four times the federal poverty guidelines.
Parents or guardians who would like to apply for NICSTO grant just need to complete an application form and submit it to Sioux Center Christian School office by Friday, September 18, 2020.
Schools in NICSTO:
Clearlake Classical Academy (2020)
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