St. Mary's Food Bank is one of the Best Charities to Donate to in Arizona

Donate to St. Mary's with the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit


Thank you for your kind support. St. Mary's Food Bank is committed to ease the burden of hunger for so many of our neighbors struggling to get back to normal. We are proud that we continue to stretch every $1 to provide enough food for 7 meals and have been able to answer the need for food.

Why is St. Mary's Food Bank one of the Best Charities to Donate to in Arizona?

St. Mary's Food Bank exists to help feed hungry families throughout Phoenix and nine Arizona counties


4 Star Rating on Charity Navigator


Charity navigator scored St. Mary's Food Bank 100 out of 100 on "Impact & Results" for our Mobile Pantries, Children's Feeding Programs and Food Distribution in Arizona.


St. Mary’s Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


St. Mary’s Food Bank is able to distribute 300,000 pounds of food every day to people in need right here in Arizona. It’s done with the help of volunteer hours, cash donations, and our network of food donors and food drives.


Donate $800 to St. Mary's Food Bank & Get $800 Back in Your ArizonaTax Refund.

95% of all donations received at St. Mary’s Food Bank directly funds our mission to help feed the hungry throughout most of Arizona.


Donate to St. Mary's with the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit & Help End Child Hunger

Your Tax Deductible Donation to St. Mary's Food Bank Gives Food to Local Children in Need.

With the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, you can donate up to $800 to St. Mary’s Food Bank and get all of it back in your Arizona Tax Refund.

St. Mary’s Food Bank is a Qualifying Charitable Organization. We are also certified on the Department of Revenue’s website for Donations made to Qualifying Charitable Organizations. When you make a gift to St. Mary’s Food Bank, your donation can be applied to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.

If you would like to read more about the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, please visit the Arizona Department of Revenue. Or consult a qualified tax advisory for personal tax advice.

St. Mary’s Food Bank Qualifying Organization Code (QCO) is 20208 for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.


St. Mary's Food Bank. Your Tax Dollars Feed Hungry Arizona Children In Need.

Questions about the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit? These are the most common.

How do I file for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit?
Use Arizona Form 321, “Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations” to claim your tax credit.
What is the deadline for contributing?
The deadline for the AZ Charitable Tax Credit 2021 Tax Year. (AZSB1297) For more information, read the Arizona Revised Statute 43-1088 regarding contribution to qualifying charitable organizations here
What if I currently use the Public Education Tax Credit?
The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit is independent from the Public Education Tax credit. You can take advantage of both on your tax return.
Can I use the Charitable Tax Credit on my Federal Income Tax Returns?
The Charitable Tax Credit may be applied to your Arizona State income tax. You may also qualify for a federal tax deduction for the amount donated.
What are the best local charities to donate to?

St. Mary’s Food Bank was named one of the best local charities in Arizona. We also provide support to 500 local non-profits throughout Arizona.

How much of the donation for charity goes to help people in Arizona?
At St. Mary’s Food Bank, 95% of the money donated goes to the cause and helps feed hungry children, families, and seniors right here in Arizona.
What is the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit?
Arizona Credit for Donations Made to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO) Contribution amounts eligible for credit: $400 for single filers/ $800 for joint. St. Mary’s Food Bank is a Qualified Charitable Organization.
What is a dollar for dollar Tax Credit?
According to the IRSTax credits provide a dollar-for dollar reduction of your income tax liability. This means that a $1,000 tax credit saves you $1,000 in taxes. On the other hand, tax deductions lower your taxable income and they are equal to the percentage of your marginal tax bracket.
What is AZ Tax Credit?
With the Arizona State Tax Credit program, when you make a donation to an eligible organization you receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against Arizona state taxes owed. These donations count as charitable contributions and may be deducted on your federal return if you itemize your deductions.
How do you get Arizona Tax Credits “AZ Tax Credit” for Charitable Donation?
The Arizona Department of RevenueCredit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (Arizona Form 321) The allowable current year’s credit for contributions to QCOs remains the same as the prior tax year. For 2018, the maximum current year’s credit is: $400 for single and head of household taxpayers $800 for married taxpayers filing a joint return St. Mary’s Food Bank is a Qualifying Charitable Organization. 95% of every donation goes directly to the cause, providing food to Hungry families, children, and seniors right here in Arizona.

Do you need a copy of Arizona form 321 “Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations” to include with your tax return? Click on the button above to download Arizona form 321.