Individuals or corporations who contribute to support the local matching fund of an approved early learning collaborative (ELCs) may be eligible to receive a 1:1 state tax credit for the donated amount of up to $1 million. The Mississippi Department of Revenue can approve 1:1 tax credits up to the amount the legislature appropriates to the Early Learning Collaborative Act each year.

Securing the Tax Credit

Follow these steps to donate to a collaborative and receive the state tax credit.

Contact the lead partners for the collaborative to which you wish to donate. See the list below, along with contact information for the person responsible for collecting donations.

After you make a donation, the Mississippi Department of Education will issue a donation certificate documenting that you have contributed to the local matching funds of an approved collaborative.

Indicate your donation when you file your state taxes. Use form 80-401, which can be found on the Department of Revenue’s website.

Early Learning Collaborative Contact Information

Interested in donating to an ELC to receive the tax credit? Reach out directly to the ELC. The list includes all the current ELCs and their point of contact. Please contact us if you find an error.

Early Learning CollaborativeLocationPoint-of-Contact
Biloxi Early Learning CollaborativeBiloxiStephanie Stokes or Misty Spencer
Brookhaven Early Learning Collaborative BrookhavenStacy Walker
Clarke County Early Learning PartnershipClarke CountyDixie McCollough
Cleveland Early Learning CollaborativeClevelandPatsy Clerk
Coahoma County Pre-K CollaborativeClarksdaleDr. Toya Matthews or Peggy Hemphill
Corinth-Alcorn-Prentiss Early Learning CollaborativeCorinthKate Killough
George County Early Learning CollaborativeGeorge CountyKristi Kirkwood
Greenwood-Leflore County Early Learning CollaborativeLeflore CountyEdshundra Gary or Bridget Harper
Grenada Early Learning CollaborativeGrenadaKim Ezelle
Hattiesburg Early Learning CollaborativeHattiesburgHope Mikell
Hollandale Early Learning CollaborativeHollandaleShontelle Johnson or Dr. Mario Willis
Holly Springs Early Learning CollaborativeHolly SpringsSherna Deberry Jones
Holmes County Early Learning CollaborativeHolmes CountyAlfreda Brown or Jennifer Wilson
Jackson Public Schools/Hinds County Early Learning CollaborativeHinds CountyDr. Felicia Thomas
Jefferson County Early Learning CollaborativeJefferson CountyYashica Suddeth
Kosciusko Early Learning CollaborativeKosciuskoConnie Hederson or Michelle Nowell
Lafayette-Oxford Early Learning CollaborativeOxfordCara Buffington
Lamar County Early Learning CollaborativeLamar CountyHeather Lyons
Lee County Early Learning CollaborativeLee CountyJodie Boyd or Jan Rogers
Leland Early Learning CollaborativeLelandLinda McAdory
Long Beach Early Learning CollaborativeLong BeachKelleigh Reynolds Broussard
Lowndes County Early Learning CollaborativeLowndes CountyDr. Kristie W. Jones
Marion County and Columbia Early Learning CollaborativeMarion CountyAmanda Stevens
McComb Community Collaborative for Early Learning SuccessMcCombBetty Wilson-McSwain
Monroe Early Learning CollaborativeMonroe CountyJennifer Calvert or Sherita Dobbins
Noxubee Early Learning CollaborativeNoxubee CountyHelen Gilkey
Pass Christian Early Learning CollaborativePass ChristianMandy Lacy
Petal Early Learning CollaborativePetal School DistrictJana Perry
Picayune School District Early Head StartPicayune School DistrictDr. Pamela Thomas
Pontotoc Pre-K Partners Early Learning CollaborativePontotocFelicia Pollard or Courtney Beard
Rankin County Early Learning CollaborativeRankin CountyWendi Murray or Melissa McCray
Scott County Early Learning CollaborativeScott CountyNyisha Wells
Senatobia Early Learning CollaborativeSenatobiaMonica Mitchell
South Panola County Early Learning CollaborativeSouth Panola CountyLashunda Hamilton
Starkville Oktibbeha Early Learning CollaborativeOktibbeha CountyEllen Goodman or Amber Hicks
Tallahatchie Early Learning CollaborativeTallahatchie CountyAmy Donaldson
Yazoo City Early Learning CollaborativeYazoo CitySarah Bailey