Charitable Giving Update

 

The CARES Act seeks to provide relief to non-profit organizations in 2020 by relaxing some of the limitations on charitable donations:

 

New Deduction Available: Up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) in annual charitable contributions. This is available only to people who take the standard deduction (taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions). It is an “above the line” adjustment to income that will reduce a donor’s adjusted gross income, and thereby reduce taxable income. 

 

New Charitable Deduction Limits: As part of the bill, individuals and corporations that itemize can deduct greater amounts of their contributions. Individuals can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 AGI (up from 60% previously). Corporations may deduct up to 25% of taxable income, up from the previous limit of 10%. The new deduction is for gifts that go to a public charity, such as the Justice High School Scholarship Fund.

Justice HS Scholarship Fund

 

In 2018, the Stuart Educational Foundation changed its name to the Justice High School Scholarship Fund (JHS Scholars) to reflect the name change of Justice High School and to better represent our mission as a scholarship granting organization. Please know that all funds donated will continue to support Justice High School seniors as they pursue their higher education dreams.

The Justice HS Scholarship Fund was originally incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the name of the JEB Stuart Educational Foundation. The Fund is operated and managed by an all-volunteer board assisted by additional dedicated community volunteers. Since our inception, the Fund has awarded over $1,400,000 to help 635 Justice HS graduates take the important first step toward a college degree.

 

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Our Mission

The mission of the Justice HS Scholarship Fund is to provide need-based scholarships for Justice High School graduates pursuing post-secondary education. The Justice HS Scholarship Fund supports students who demonstrate a commitment to learning and being contributing members of their communities.

A sincere thank you to our 2019 Bands at the Beach sponsor Bill Page Honda!

Over 60% of our recipients attend Virginia public colleges and universities:

  • Christopher Newport University

  • College of William and Mary

  • George Mason University

  • James Madison University

  • Northern Virginia Community Coll...

November 24, 2019

At Little River United Church of Christ in Annandale, members and friends have come to know, and be inspired by, 2017 scholarship recipient, Deniz Lopez-Jimenez. Deniz is a junior at George Mason University with hopes of entering their nurs...

June 18, 2019

We are pleased to announce that in 2019, the Justice High School Scholarship Fund (JHS Scholars) awarded over $160,000 in scholarships to 71 graduates of Justice High School. This is the largest total dollar award in the history of JHS Scho...

March 1, 2019

The biographies below introduce you to a selection of our past scholarship recipients. While each story is unique, read a few and you’ll notice they share common traits—challenging academic paths, careers that benefit society, and young adu...

March 8, 2018

Seniors — are you excited and a little nervous about your college adventure next fall? Wondering what to expect? We asked our former recipients to share their best piece of advice with you. Below is a sampling of their thoughts on how to su...