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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!

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

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.
DNB First Renews Its EITC Support
DNB First Renews Its EITC Support
DNB First’s support will allow the Stroud Center to make its school programs, field trips, and professional development workshops available at no or reduced cost to public school districts whose budgets might not
Meridian Bank Contributes Funds for Educational Programs
Meridian Bank Contributes Funds for Educational Programs
Stroud Water Research Center gratefully acknowledges Meridian Bank’s recent gift through the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credits (EITC) program. The EITC program enables the Stroud Center to provide innovative programs at
Getting Our Boots Ready for Spring Stream Programs
Getting Our Boots Ready for Spring Stream Programs
Known for boots-in-the-water programs, our education department goes above and beyond to share the latest in freshwater knowledge with thousands of students each year.