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The Our Faith STO is a charitable organization representing all of the Catholic K-12 schools in the Archdiocese of Dubuque and St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Waverly, IA. The STO receives voluntary cash contributions from Iowa taxpayers and allocates those funds in tuition grants to Iowa school children, who in turn, use those grants to attend one of the schools represented by the STO. For more information about the STO visit or contact Jeff Schneider at


In 2017, the Our Faith STO provided more than $5 million in student scholarship awards to more than 3,020 students attending schools in the Archdiocese of Dubuque for the 2017-2018 school year.

As an Iowa taxpayer, you can contribute to the STO and receive an Iowa tax credit equal to 65% of your contribution.  The amount you contribute qualifies as a charitable donation on your federal tax return as well. To date, donors to our STO have saved more than $17 million on their Iowa Income Taxes.

Additionally, C and S corporations, LLC’s, estates and trusts that file an Iowa tax return can also take advantage of this tax credit program.


You may donate any amount online or mail a check and donation form to Our Faith, Our Children, Our Future STO, PO Box 479, Dubuque, IA 52004-0479. We also accept ACH payments.

Credit Cards

We accept all major credit cards.

Gifts of Stock

We accept gifts of appreciated stock. Click here for Stock Donation Instructions.


2018 Donor Form (PDF)

Donate Online

Please Note:
  • Tax credits are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Contributions must be postmarked by December 31, 2018 to be eligible for a 2018 tax credit.
  • In the event the tax credit limit has been reached when this gift is received, your gift will be promptly returned.

Apply For Assistance

FACTS English and Spanish applications became available on January 1, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.

For a brief summary of the application process with FACTS, click below! Thank you!


If you have questions regarding the new process, please contact your local school administrators.