The San Diego Foundation receives $250,000 in grants to connect with the Children’s Tax Credit

San Diego Foundation offices in Liberty Station.

The San Diego Foundation Received a combined $250,000 in grant to support access to the San Diego County Child Tax Credit Application, announced Tuesday.

The The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, which supports similar efforts across California, awarded a $200,000 grant. The Foundation is the only nonprofit organization in the San Diego area to receive grant funding from the organization.

She also received an additional grant of $50,000 from Earned Income Tax Credit Funders Network.

Grant funding focuses on awareness of the March 2021 increase in the Federal Children’s Tax Credit to provide up to $300 per month for each child under 6, and up to $250 per month for each child ages 6 to 17. Millions of families qualify for thousands of dollars in child tax credit and stimulus payments from the Internal Revenue Service, but many won’t receive them because they haven’t filed taxes recently, or their IRS-registered information is out of date.

“The expansion of the federal child tax credit is an important opportunity to dramatically improve financial stability for under-resourced families,” said Katie Rast, director of community impact at the San Diego Foundation. “However, these expansions can only achieve their goals if families are known about the credits and are able to register.”

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