What is ALEF? The ALEF Fund is a student scholarship organization created by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta in response to 2008 Georgia legislation. The fund allows Georgia taxpayers to apply for a tax credit that is a WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN for Jewish Education and for you!
Win #1 – Contributing to ALEF lowers your Georgia income tax obligation. It’s a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit.
Win #2 – The funds are redirected to scholarships for students at participating ALEF schools. You get to designate which school will receive your contribution! This is a great way to help Temima.
Win #3 -- Many contributors who itemize can also take a charitable deduction on their federal tax return.
Win #4 – The mitzvah of providing scholarship funds to hundreds of deserving students each year. Since its inception, ALEF has raised more than $17.4 million for scholarships.
Who can participate? Any Georgia taxpayer can apply for a tax credit through the ALEF Fund at aleffund.org. It takes minutes and we do all the paperwork! You don’t have to have children in a Jewish school to apply. ALEF is for everyone who values education!
Individuals may contribute up to $1,000
Married filing jointly may contribute up to $2,500
S-Corporations, LLC’s and Partnerships may apply for up to $10,000 in tax credits
Easy as 1, 2, 3
Complete your profile and application online at aleffund.org by December 15.
We submit your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue on January 1st
We notify you when your state tax credit has been approved. Within 60 days of state approval, you may pay by credit card or mail a check to the ALEF Fund. The funds are redirected as scholarships to the schools of your choice!