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Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO)

Giving Families Educational Options and Providing Tax Credits for Supporters

Mater Dei High School is proud to partner with the Institute for Quality Education (IQE), a scholarship granting organization (SGO), which allows donors to make gifts to Mater Dei that directly benefit the educational grants awarded to our students most in need, AND allows donors to receive a substantial Indiana state tax savings of 50% of the donation (in addition to any Federal tax deduction).

How does it work?

Institute for Quality Education Logo

Instead of donating directly to the school, you give a gift to the Institute for Quality Education (IQE), designating Mater Dei High School as the beneficiary. IQE distributes the money to Mater Dei to be used for tuition assistance for the Evansville Diocese high school’s qualifying families. The program enables more low- to middle-income students to attend a school of their choice and we believe that all students deserve to attend a quality school regardless of their families' financial backgrounds.

Donors who are Indiana residents will earn a 50% state tax credit on gifts made through IQE as long as those gifts are received before the tax credits run out.

In addition to the Indiana tax credit, your donation is eligible for existing federal tax deductions. Depending on your personal circumstances, this can result in substantial tax savings, greatly reducing the actual cost of your contribution. Always consult your tax advisor for details.

There are no program limits on the size of contributions to SGOs in a year, but the tax credit amount cannot exceed a taxpayer's state tax liability.    


In July, tax credit dollars were made available to Hoosier taxpayers. Donations made after these funds are depleted do not receive the tax credit, so we encourage you to donate early. 

Statewide cap: $8.5 million of tax credits per year (qualifying up to $10 million in donations).

Check total remaining tax credits for the current year.

How do I donate?


Donations can be made online or by check using the print donation form above. Designate Mater Dei as the recipient school during the donation.

If mailing in your donation, please send to:

Institute for Quality Education
Attn: SGO Donations

101 West Ohio St
Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Frequently Asked Questions

Further questions? Contact Mallory Hertel, Director of Advancement, at