Georgia GOAL

Over the past three years, 293 donors have supported 77 students with $596,808 in scholarship funding which provides parents the opportunity for their children to receive a Catholic Education. Saint Jude and the Archdiocese of Atlanta previously used the SSO – GRACE Scholars to provide scholarships for those in financial need. For 2025, the Archdiocese and Office of Catholic Schools has now partnered with the GA Goal Scholarship Program to now offer this tax benefit to our donors while they support Catholic Education for those in financial need.





The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program is a remarkable initiative that enables individuals and businesses to help deserving students access quality K-12 education that may otherwise be out of reach.


All Georgia taxpayers are eligible to receive a 100% state income tax credit in exchange for their contributions to Georgia GOAL. Funds raised through GOAL are used to provide tuition assistance for exceptional students desiring to attend Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School.


The overwhelming success of the GOAL program speaks volumes about its importance. Year after year, demand surpasses the allocated cap of $120 million within the first business day of the year. This leads to proration of all applications, as witnessed in 2024 when applicants receive approval for only 63% of their requested amount due to oversubscription. We anticipate a similar scenario for 2025.


Tax credit limits based upon taxpayer filing status are as follows:


Single Filer – up to $2,500


Married Separate Filer – up to $2,500


Married Joint Filer – up to $5,000


Individual Pass-Through Owner – up to $25,000


C Corp, Trust, or Electing Pass-Through – up to 75% of annual tax liability


To secure your 2025 GOAL tax credit, you must submit your application before the end of 2024. Apply today by visiting GOAL will handle all remaining steps in the process until your contribution is due in mid-March 2025, within 60 days following approval by the Georgia Department of Revenue.


Help Saint Jude make the most of this winning program and let’s make every GOAL count! Your participation empowers students to receive an excellent Catholic education, by supporting families in choosing the best educational environment for their children and strengthens the well-being of our school community.