Grace Scholars is a Georgia nonprofit charity that provide scholarships to financially deserving families who would not otherwise be able to send their children to Catholic school. You can help by re-directing a portion of the funds you would normally pay to the state of Georgia for your income tax bill. Your tax bill is then reduced by that amount dollar for dollar, so it is a direct tax credit.
GRACE was founded by Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta and Bishop J. Kevin Boland of Savannah in 2008 to take advantage of the SSO/tax credit legislation. Since then thousands of taxpayers have contributed to GRACE which, in turn, has awarded scholarships to students wishing to attend Georgia Catholic Schools. All students receiving GRACE awards have demonstrated financial need. Bishop Boland was succeeded by Bishop Gregory Hartmayer, OFM Conv., whose service includes work as a pastor and Catholic school educator.
Update January 2020:
According to the Department of Revenue, as of January 7, 2020, pre-approvals for student scholarship tax credits processed so far total $81,755,058 of the $100 million cap that was approved. As such, there is $18,244,942 remaining in the cap which means you can still participate in the Grace Scholarship program to benefit our parish school using part of the funds you would normally pay to the state of Georgia for your income tax bill.