Invest In Kids Act

  • In August 2017, the House and Senate passed a comprehensive education funding bill that includes a $100,000,000 provision for tax credit scholarships.


  • The program will allow individuals and corporations to donate to scholarship granting organizations (SGOs) and receive a 75% credit on their state taxes.


  •   For example, if a donor makes a $1,000 donation, they will then receive a $750 tax credit back in their Illinois State taxes.

  •   SGOs will then be responsible for granting scholarships to qualifying students. Individual donors may inform the SGO to restrict your contribution to Immanuel Lutheran School. 

The program opens for donors to reserve their tax credits starting January 2nd! Prior to doing so, all donors MUST register through the Illinois system (click button below to register – it should only take 2-3 minutes). 

Once registered, you will receive an ID and instructions, and can then donate through our designated SGO – Empower Illinois – at

Immanuel Lutheran, and our existing scholarship families could potentially greatly benefit from these donations, so we encourage you to register and be prepared to reserve your credit on January 2nd.

If you have any questions about being a donor contact Mike Buhl at 815-544-8058

If you have any questions about the scholarships call the School Office at 815-547-5346