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Fostering Success Tax Credit

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Fostering Success Overview

In Georgia, nearly 700 youth exit foster care and are left to fend for themselves each year. Leaving foster care without support carries lifelong consequences. However, thanks to the Fostering Success Tax Credit, also known as the Qualified Foster Child Donation Credit, your tax dollars can now bring new hope for youth transitioning from foster care.

As a Georgia taxpayer, you can redirect your taxes to Wellroot to help prevent poverty and homelessness for youth transitioning out of the foster care system. With an initial annual cap of $20 million, donations received through the program will support our Transitional Living Program, which provides guidance and support for these young adults. When you participate, you receive a 100% tax credit to your state income tax bill for your contribution.

Tax Credit Limits

Great news for Georgia taxpayers! As of July 1, the tax credit limits have been lifted, which means YOU can redirect more of your taxes to help youth transitioning out of foster care. Apply today before funds run out!

It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

1. Apply Online

Preapproval is required BEFORE you make your donation. Log in or create an account at the Georgia Tax Center website.
  • For detailed instructions, download the Qualified Foster Child Donations Credit Preapproval Instructions.
  • Select United Methodist Children’s Home of the North GA Conference dba Wellroot Family Services as the Qualified Foster Child Support Organization (QFCSO).

2. Donate to Wellroot

Two ways to give:
Once notified of approval, you will have 60 days to donate directly to Wellroot Family Services. However, the 60-day requirement will not extend beyond December 31 of the tax year.

3. Receive Confirmation

Wellroot will email you a Qualified Foster Child Donation Credit Letter of Confirmation form (Georgia Form IT-QFCD-FUND1).
  • Update the secure form with your information and return it to Wellroot.
  • Wellroot staff will sign the form and return it for your tax records.
  • When you file taxes, complete the Qualified Foster Child Donation Credit Computation (Georgia Form IT-QFCD-TP2) and attach it to your tax return.

Questions?

Visit Frequently Asked Questions or contact Alyson Ackerman, Director of Development, at 404-327-5877 or aackerman@wellroot.org. Visit our Tax Credit Financial Disclosure page to learn how your contributions are utilized.

In addition to participating in the Fostering Success Tax Credit, we hope you will continue to support our other programs through your giving. Your financial donations are vital to furthering our mission—offering more children, young adults, and families the benefits of a healthy, stable, and safe home.