For more than 20 years, the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts has offered a music education program.  In 2014, “Giant Steps Music and Performing Arts Program” was established  designed to serve youth in public and charter schools offering a service to schools without music education programs. The program offers a broad program for grades K-12 that will include private instruction, workshops, ensembles and concerts.  This program has gained the support of the School District of Philadelphia and Universal Charter Schools, the Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP),  E.M. Stanton Elementary School among others.


“Giant Steps Music and Performing Arts Program” has been approved to receive support from local businesses through Pennsylvania‘s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).  Entities authorized to do business in Pennsylvania may receive up to a 100% tax credit when they make a donation to “Giant Steps Music and Performing Arts Program,” making it an easy way to support the Philadelphia Clef Club.


To show our appreciation to EITC contributors, the Clef Club will acknowledge all donor of $2,500 and above on our website and selected print materials will include logos for donors committing $5,000 and more.  All donors through the EITC program will be listed on our Annual Fund listing, published annually at our Award Program.  Learn more about the EITC Program by clicking on this


Corporate EITC Contributions

Businesses who support the Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts can receive a tax credit through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.


Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) provides tax credits on a first-come, first-serve basis to eligible businesses that contribute to a qualified educational improvement program, such as “Giant Steps Music  and Performing Arts Program”.  The Clef Club offers music instruction to more than 500 students each season with socio-economic challenges. In addition, the Clef Club sends musicians and performing artists into classrooms to provide much-needed arts education which reinforces school curricula and encourages creativity.


What businesses are eligible?

All businesses authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that are subject to one or more of the following taxes:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
  • Personal Income Tax of S Corporation Share holders, or partners in a general or limited partnership