Funders recognize that the effectiveness and impact of the EITC are limited by the credit’s participation rate and many low-income taxpayers’ reliance on costly tax preparation services. At the same time, funders know that philanthropy cannot always take on the vital task of funding grantees to advance the work that addresses these challenges alone. Public sector entities (cities, counties, the state) can be critical partners in this effort.
To help build awareness of the ways in which private philanthropy works with the public sector in supporting EITC outreach and free tax preparation work, the EITC Funders Network has gathered a selection of funder case studies.
On December 12th, the EITC Funders Network hosted a special webinar to hear from funders featured in our new case study publication, learn about collaborative efforts from the public sector’s perspective, and help us lay the groundwork for ongoing conversations.
- Patrick Hain, Principal Associate, Financial Empowerment, National League of Cities
- Nikia Owens, Director, Income and Financial Stability, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
- Melanie Styles, Program Officer for Workforce Development, The Abell Foundation