Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)

Partnering with our business community to create more opportunities for students.

United Way works local companies to raise funds for students through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

Through the EITC, we support some of our established educational programs, as well as special projects and initiatives. These include:

  • Pre-K Scholarships - United Way coordinates a special, need-based pre-k scholarship program for local families - which is funded entirely by the EITC.
  • BookStop - A mobile book fair that debuted in the summer of 2017.
  • Raising Readers - United Way's parent book club program, which teaches parents and guardians how to read to their child daily.



  • During the 2017-18 school year, United Way awarded pre-k scholarships to 28 local families scholarships, totaling nearly $40,000. Scholarships covered all or a portion of their child's pre-k education for one year.
  • During the summer of 2017, United Way's BookStop made 28 stops, delivering 1,500 books to 700 kids and families.