The Diocese of Des Moines established a school tuition organization (STO) in 2006 which provides significant tax advantages for donors resulting in tuition assistance awards for families.
Donations to the CTO are used to provide tuition assistance to eligible families whose children attend one of the sixteen Catholic schools in the Diocese of Des Moines. The criteria for receiving assistance is based on family size and income. The Catholic Tuition Organization awards at least ninety percent of the revenue to eligible families.
A financial contribution to the Catholic Tuition Organization will provide the donor a 65% Iowa tax credit based on the amount of the contribution and the gift of knowing they helped to make a Catholic education available to many children who previously did not have the opportunity to attend the school of their choice.
Kids at Shelby County Catholic School, Harlan
Qualified families at the following schools will benefit from the money raised by the Catholic Tuition Organization: