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Educational Improvement Tax Credit

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program allows Pennsylvania-based businesses and Special Purpose Entities (SPEs) to receive generous tax credits by contributing to qualified educational organizations. As a recipient of EITC funds, Stroud Water Research Center makes its school programs, field trips, and professional development workshops available at no or reduced cost to Pennsylvania public school districts.

The Stroud Center offers a variety of programs and workshops aimed at helping students and teachers understand many of the science concepts in their schools’ curricula by direct, concrete and academic exposure to their local streams and regional watersheds. These programs are rooted in the most up-to-date research and are tied directly to Pennsylvania’s Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology and Science and Technology.

How EITC Works

  • Businesses and SPEs apply for the program on  Pennsylvania’s EITC website.
  • Approved businesses and SPEs designate the Stroud Center as an EITC recipient by contacting Steve Kerlin or Jessica Provinski.
  • The Stroud Center uses EITC funds to provide innovative programs at no or reduced cost to Pennsylvania public school districts.

We are grateful to the following businesses for providing EITC funds to support program scholarships!

2020-2021​ EITC Donors

First Citizens Community Bank logoFirst Resource Bank logoPPL Electric logoTruist logo
(Formerly BB&T)

2019-2020​ EITC Donors

DNB First logoFirst Citizens Community Bank logoFirst Resource Bank logo
PPL Electric logoTruist logo
(Formerly BB&T)
Urban Outfitters logo
Free People logo

2018-2019 EITC Donors

Bryn Mawr Trust logo

EITC News

First Resource Bank made a $2,500 Earned Income Tax Credit contribution to environmental education.
First Resource Bank Contribution Boosts Virtual and In-Person Education Programming
The environmental education team is staying active during the pandemic by offering smaller, outside, in-person classes and virtual programming to teachers across the state and beyond.
Photo of two young students wearing face masks while performing a water chemistry test.
Student Voices Return to Stroud Water Research Center During COVID-19 Education Programming
Our educators have returned to something they do very well: delivering high-quality outdoor education programming that is both safe and meaningful for participants.
BB&T, Now Truist, Renews Its EITC Support
BB&T, Now Truist, Renews Its EITC Support
EITC funds enable us to offer field trips, school programs, and professional development at no or low cost to Pennsylvania public school districts.
First National Bank donating a $2,500 check to the Stroud Center
Thank You, First Resource Bank!
First Resource Bank President Glenn Marshall stopped by for a tour of the Stroud Center and to present a $2,500 EITC donation to our education program.
Boots-in-the-Water STEM Programming Supported by Pennsylvania Tax Credits
Boots-in-the-Water STEM Programming Supported by Pennsylvania Tax Credits
Each year more than 3,000 K-12 public school students benefit from the generosity of businesses in the Education Improvement Tax Credit program.
Education Programs Get a Boost From BB&T
Education Programs Get a Boost From BB&T
BB&T's continued support has helped us teach thousands of public school students in grades 4 and up about the importance of freshwater stewardship.