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Donating to NICSTO is the way

to make this incredible giving opportunity happen!


Scroll to the bottom of this page for general illustrations of possible tax outcomes
for individuals and businesses.


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 2021-22 school year, 232 SCCS students
(45% of our students!)
received a total of $304,000
 in tuition grants.

For 2022, NICSTO has set Sioux Center Christian School’s
contribution goal at $406,189.
This is $102,189 more than last year and an opportunity to impact our treasured students with $406,189 in tuition grants at a net cost of $101,547 to donors!

We need you to help us reach this goal!


Why not give a gift that directly impacts God's kids instead of paying taxes next April?

A gift of $1,000 to NICSTO will bring you a $750 Iowa tax credit certificate,
making the net cost of your gift $250!
Sioux Center Christian will receive $1,000
and will grant it to our students who qualify.


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 2023, you will receive an Iowa Tax Credit Certificate, valued at 75% 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 itemize on your federal tax return, you may be able to deduct 25% of your donation as a charitable contribution

If your tax credit certificate exceeds your 2022 tax liability, the excess may be credited to your tax liability
for up to the following five tax years or until depleted, whichever comes first.



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.


>>> UPDATE: December 1, 2022 <<<

We will be able to accept donations after December 2! (the date mentioned on the form)
We have received about $200,000 toward our goal of $406,189, but donations roll in quickly during the first week of December! We recommend you ACT FAST because we can reach our limit without much advance notice!

If you are interested in giving to NICSTO, but don't know the amount until you've talked to your accountant, 
please reach out and give our office a call or send an email.

If you have questions, please contact 
Paul Ross at 712-722-0777 x3

Tuition Grant opportunity for SCCS families...

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


Click here for information on our Tuition Grant application process...



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

General Illustrations - Possible Tax Outcomes

Always consult your tax advisor prior to donating to determine your specific tax benefits.