Every child deserves a quality education regardless of race, zip code, or socioeconomic status.
Our founders saw the deep disparities in the education that children from low-income and under-resourced communities face and made the commitment to make a change. We strive to fight these inequities by gifting tuition-based scholarships and providing access to educational and wellness resources as support to families in Philadelphia that do not have the financial means or access to the education we feel every child deserves.
We partner with K-12 Schools across Philadelphia that have the same commitment to educating scholars regardless of their socio-economic background. Our School Partners nominate scholars from their respective institutions that they feel meet our criteria of the students we are looking for.
With the help and support of our School Partners, we have been able to offer over one thousand scholarships to students across Philadelphia since 2012. That’s over 1.8 million dollars in scholarships that went directly to students from low-income families across Philadelphia.
Contribute to the futures we’re building.
How To Apply
To be eligible for a Sky Scholarship, students must be currently enrolled at one of our partner schools:
- The City School
- Community Partnership School
- Cornerstone Philadelphia
- Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
- French International School of Philadelphia
- Huntingdon Valley Christian Academy
- Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School
- Saint Monica Catholic School
- Saint James School
- West Catholic Preparatory High School
Our School Partners nominate students that meet the criteria provided to each of our partners at the start of each academic year.
Families will be asked to provide a supplemental application to Sky to confirm their eligibility.
Once confirmed, the disburments will be sent directly to the school.
We have two disbursments a year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.
We would not be able to provide any of our students with the support they need without the generosity of our Corporate Partners and individuals like you!
By redirecting your state tax dollars to Sky Community Partners through Pennsylvania’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (OSTC) and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC), businesses and individuals like you, have an opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the educational trajectory of children residing in the City of Philadelphia. OSTC and EITC allows you to invest in the future leaders of tomorrow, build a legacy of support, and helps provide students from under-resourced communities access to quality education.
Through this program you could receive a 90% tax credit while supporting the future of low-income children in an easy process.
Participating is simple. Commit to a two-year scholarship gift to Sky Community Partners, and you receive a state tax credit of 90%. That’s It!
Don’t miss the opportunity to join our fellow donors in making a direct impact by providing scholarships to nearly 125 students across Philadelphia!
Who is eligible?
- Any tax-paying business doing business in Pennsylvania
- Individuals who pay $3,500 or more in state taxes and are employees, owners, or shareholders of businesses authorized to operate in PA. This includes non-profit employees or retirees.
There is no income requirement and it’s a simple way to let your tax dollars make a difference!