State Tax Credits Let Donors Give Big for Much Less

State Tax Credits Let Donors Give Big for Much Less 1

Whitney Curtis, for The Chronicle

Bob Kalinich, a supporter of Youth in Need, says tax credits allow the charity to provide services less expensively for the State of Missouri.

Youth in Need, a St. Louis group that runs 50 programs for children and families at 25 sites, goes out of its way to honor its biggest donors. The charity recognizes its “Children’s Partners”—the 33 couples and companies that give $1,500 or more per year—in a prominent spot on its Web site.

But missing from the list is perhaps the charity’s most generous donor: the State of Missouri.

Thanks to a generous 50-percent state tax credit available