Jewish Tuition Organization


Support Pardes through the Jewish Tuition Organization.

The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) is a state program that allows Arizona residents to redirect a portion of their Arizona tax obligation in support of the financial aid program of their favorite independent school – Pardes Jewish Day School. Participants then receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against their Arizona income taxes.

This is a simple and easy way to help Pardes students afford tuition while you get the Arizona tax credit.   When you direct your tax-credit donation to the JTO, just specify the Pardes Jewish Day School Fund. For 2019 the maximum contributions are $2269 if you file jointly and $1135 if you file individually.  For 2020 the maximum contributions are $2365 if you file jointly and $1183 if you file individually. Tax-credit donations for the 2019 tax year are due by April 15, 2020 or when you file your taxes, whichever comes first, and April 15, 2021 or when you file your taxes, whichever comes first, for the 2021 tax year.

As you prepare for tax season, please following the steps below:

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Complete the form and select “Pardes Jewish Day School” from the School Fund menu under Other Recommendations.
Step 3:  File Receipt
The JTO will send you a receipt for your contribution. Hold on to it. When filing your taxes, have you or your accountant complete Arizona Forms 323 and 348 to deduct the full amount of your contribution as credits on your state tax return. To help you out, the JTO will send you those forms with your receipt.

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Additional Ways to Support Pardes through the JTO

Please ask other family members, friends and co-workers to support the JTO and recommend Pardes with their tax credits, to help provide aid to as many families as we can who wish to enroll their children at Pardes.

For more information, please contact Patti Evans, Chief Financial Officer, at 480-991-9141 x107 or


NOTICE: A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent. Consult your tax advisor for specific tax advice.