fbpx

Carlisle Foundation

About the Foundation 

The Carlisle School Scholarship Foundation is part of the Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credits (EISTC) program established by the Virginia Department of Education. The program offers donors a 65 percent state tax credit on top of any applicable deductions for charitable giving on their tax returns. As an approved scholarship foundation, The Carlisle School Scholarship Foundation uses tax-credit-derived funds to offer scholarships to students who wish to attend private schools within the Commonwealth. Families who qualify for financial aid at individual schools may also be eligible for this additional scholarship funding through The Carlisle School Scholarship Foundation.


To be eligible for a scholarship, student(s) must be a resident of the state of Virginia and have a family income of less than 300 percent of the current poverty guidelines by family size as determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or 400 percent in the case of a student with a disability. The student must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Attended a Virginia public school for the prior year
  • In the current year, has attended a Virginia public school for one semester and transfer to a private school
  • Is eligible to enter either pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, or first grade
  • Was not a resident of Virginia for the year immediately preceding receipt of the scholarship
  • Is a prior recipient of a scholarship foundation scholarship

Scholarship funds from the Carlisle School Scholarship Foundation are only available at schools that donors have recommended us to support with their contribution. These authorized schools are held to stringent reporting requirements on financial administration and academic achievement. Current Schools served by the Carlisle School Scholarship Foundation include:

  • Amelia Academy, Amelia, VA
  • Carlisle School, Martinsville, VA
  • James River Day School, Lynchburg, VA
  • Moonflower Montessori School, Abingdon, VA
  • Regents School, Charlottesville, VA

Additional schools may become approved by contacting Jennifer Doss at jdoss@carlisleschool.org.

Giving to the Carlisle School Scholarship Foundation is easy. If you are interested in making a gift to one or more of our approved schools, contact the Carlisle School Development Office to begin the tax credit authorization process.

  • To receive tax credits, your gift must be unrestricted to the Carlisle School Scholarship Foundation.
  • The minimum donation is $500.
  • The maximum donation is $125,000 for an individual. There is no limit for businesses.
  • A donor may request a specific school to benefit.
  • A donor is not permitted to designate a specific student to be the recipient of a scholarship.
  • Upon receipt of your gift, the Department of Education will issue a tax credit to the eligible donor.
  1. Complete the form below to express interest and declare which school you would like to support.
  2. We will connect with you and send you a Pre-Authorization form.
  3. Complete and return the Pre-Authorization form via email.
  4. We will send you an Approval Letter after the Virginia Department of Education approves your Pre-Authorization form.
  5. Upon receipt of the Approval Letter, you will have up to 180 days to make your gift.
  6. Within 1-2 weeks of making your gift, you will receive a Tax Credit Certificate from the state of Virginia.

To learn more about donating to the Carlisle School Scholarship Foundation, please complete the form below or contact Jennifer Doss at jdoss@carlisleschool.org.

  • I would like for my gift to benefit students at the following schools. (You may select more than one.)