Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program for Education

You may qualify for a tax credit in Virginia!

(NOTE: Please note that there has been a change to this process. See underlined statement below.)


LCNV is an approved organization under the Virginia Department of Education’s Neighborhood Assistance Program, meaning that businesses and individuals who donate cash or marketable securities between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, may receive tax credits in Virginia equal to 65 percent of the donation.*

Individuals or married couples who donate a minimum of $500 to LCNV in the form of cash, Qualified Charitable Distributions, or marketable securities during the tax year will receive a 65 percent tax credit on their Virginia State Taxes. Businesses that donate a minimum of $616 to LCNV in cash, marketable securities, motor vehicles, merchandise, professional services, facility rental/lease or real estate during the tax year will also receive a 65 percent tax credit on their Virginia State Taxes.

The Tax Credit Request form has been separated into two forms – one for Individual donors and one for Business donors. Please click on the appropriate link below. NEW: Forms must be submitted to LCNV within 30 days of your donation. LCNV only has a limited amount of credits to distribute. We will update this webpage when all of the credits have been claimed.

Donate online using our secure processing system or mail a check payable to "Literacy Council of Northern Virginia" along with the appropriate tax credit request form to 2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042. You may also contact Lisa Vaughn, Development Coordinator, at 703-237-0866 x 115 or for more information.

The Neighborhood Assistance Program is administered by the Virginia Department of Education. A similar program has been in existence since 1981 with the Virginia Department of Social Services. LCNV specially applied to be part of this program for the first time, starting on July 1, 2010, as a way to thank its loyal donors like you with a tax credit. The Neighborhood Assistance Program only accepts nonprofit organizations that provide scholastic instruction or assistance to low-income persons or eligible students with disabilities.

Tax Credit Request Form for INDIVIDUALS

Tax Credit Request form for BUSINESSES

*Determining the effect of making a donation to receive a tax credit against a donor’s tax liability is the sole responsibility of the donor. Before making a donation, or when tax-related questions occur, donors are encouraged to seek advice from a tax accountant or other tax advisor.