“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”  -Luke 2:52


Taxpayers in the state of Ohio can now contribute to aid for WCS students for free!

$750 donation = $750 tax credit

You have the power to make a difference in the life of an Ohio student by providing access to quality Christian education. Best of all, you can do this without incurring any costs to yourself. The state of Ohio offers tax credits to donors who contribute to K-12 student scholarships through a certified Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO). By donating to Wayside Christian School through the Buckeye Christian Scholarship Granting Organization (BCSGO), you can receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your state taxes, up to $750 per individual taxpayer or $1,500 for a married couple filing jointly. Your contribution will directly support a student’s scholarship at WCS.

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How it works




Donations can be made through the BCSGO, our Scholarship Granting Organization.

Designate your funds to WCS and the money will go directly to a scolarship for a WCS student.

Your donation can be claimed as a dollar for dollar taxt credit when you file your state taxes for the year in which you make your gift.

To recieve a full credit, you must have an Ohio tax liability equal to or greater than the amount of the credit. Contact your tax professional with questions specific to your tax situation.


Absolutely! In this case, the first $750 will be granted a state tax credit, and the amount of the gift beyond the initial $750 may be claimed as a federal and state tax deduction. Please consult with your tax specialist to review your specific tax situation. In the meantime, you can find more information at: www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/charitable-contribution-deductions.

Your BCSGO donation can be claimed when you file your Ohio taxes for the year in which you make your gift. The credit is a dollar-to-dollar reduction in your state tax liability up to $750 per taxpayer. A married couple filing jointly can make two gifts and claim a credit of up to $1500. To receive the full tax credit, you must have an Ohio tax liability equal to or greater than the amount of the credit.


The BCSGO accepts donations year-round. For your donation to apply for the 2023-2024 school year, please donate by April 30, 2023. Any donations received after this date will fund scholarships for the 2024-2025 school year.

Yes, you may designate your donation to Wayside Christian School which will ensure that the donation will fund a scholarship for a WCS student. Any funds not designated will go into the unrestricted fund to provide scholarships to worthy students at any of the BCSGO schools.

Yes. The tax credit is on a per-individual taxpayer basis. Married couples can receive up to two separate $750-deductions, totaling $1,500. To receive the maximum credit, spouses must make TWO SEPARATE $750 donations, one in each of their names.

Yes, the BCSGO is certified by the Ohio Attorney General.

You can learn more and donate to WCS by visiting ohiosgo.org