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STEM AC AND STEM AC BOARD

Mission Statement: Providing coordination for statewide STEM education and activities to enhance opportunities for educators, students, communities, and employers in their work to build a competitive Idaho workforce and economy through STEM and computer science education.

Vision Statement: A diverse STEM-literate workforce that meets the changing needs of Idaho employers and supports the long-term economic prosperity of Idaho.

Click here to meet the STEM Action Center team.

During the 2015 Idaho legislative session, a small group of visionary legislators, education leaders, and industry partners began a STEM Caucus that led to legislation creating the STEM Action Center. House Bill 302 became law on July 1, 2015 (Idaho Code §67-823). This new law permits some flexibility in implementation which will allow the Center to develop unique grant, training, professional development, and student opportunities aligned to Idaho’s workforce needs from kindergarten to career. Decision about the STEM Action Center are guided by a nine (9) member Board appointed by the Governor.

Yes. Please follow and tag STEM AC when posting STEM-related content. If the STEM AC provided funding for the activity, you are required to utilize the following when posting to social media:

Facebook
Twitter – Tag us @IdahoSTEMAC
YouTube Channel
Instagram – Tag us @IdahoSTEMAC
LinkedIn

W9 AND TAX CREDIT OR DEDUCTION

Most Idaho public school districts or charters do not need to submit a W9. You will be notified if a W-9 form is needed. All new vendors to the STEM Action Center will be required to complete a W-9 form.

  1. The most current revision of the form (2018) is required. Any other forms will not be accepted. Click here to download the 2018 version of the W-9 Form. (This is for new vendors or any vendors that have had a change in address, name, tax classification, etc.)
  2. The completed W-9 form must be dated within 90 days of receiving the form.
  3. All applicable fields on the form MUST be completed and accurate, (i.e. Section 1 must be completed as shown on your taxes and section 2 is required if your name or business name is different than what is shown in line 1. Section 3, if you choose Other, you must fill in whether you are 501 (c)(3), non-profit, etc.)
  4. All forms must be filled/signed with blue or black ink or submitted electronically.
  5. All forms must be signed and include a date with month, day, and year.
  6. W9’s may be faxed, 208-332-0306, or you may email your W-9 form to our Finance Department; however, if any part of the form is cut off, we cannot accept it. If you would rather send a hard copy, mail to Idaho STEM Action Center, Attn. Finance Department, 802 W. Bannock Street, Ste. 900, Boise, ID 83702.

Donations made to the STEM Action Center qualify for an Idaho Education Tax Credit. If you itemize your taxes, a donation to the STEM Action Center allows income tax deductions on both your state and federal returns, plus a 50% Idaho income tax credit.

Education Tax Credit: Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; Tax Credit for Charitable Contributions Idaho Code 63-3029A. For the full statute please click here.

Corporate Contributions can earn your organization half of the donation amount or 10% of your organization’s income up to $5,000.

Individual Donations can earn a credit for half the donation amount or half of your income tax up to $500 ($1,000 when filing jointly).

Example:

Contribution Amount$50$100$250$500$1000$2000
Federal Tax Savings from Tax Deduction122563125250500
Idaho State Tax Savings from Tax Deduction47193774148
Idaho Tax Credit25501252505001000
Total Savings for the Year41822074128241648
Your Actual Cost of the Gift9184388176352

 

Want to donate to a 501(c)(3) non-profit? The STEM AC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations to the foundation are tax deductible for your state and federal taxes.

**Need more information or guidance? Work with your tax preparation expert or attorney to determine which is the best fit for you.**

STEM ACTION CENTER FOUNDATION

To raise and distribute funds for STEM education opportunities in Idaho for educators, students, and communities. Click here to be directed to the STEM Action Center Foundation webpage.

Yes. Click here for 501(c)(3) status letter. Employer Identification Number: 82-2903945

Click here to donate to the STEM Action Center or send a check to:

Idaho STEM Action Center
Attention: Donations
802 W. Bannock Street, Ste. 900
Boise, ID 83702

Click here to donate to the STEM Action Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit or send a check to:

Idaho STEM Action Center Foundation
Attention: Donations
802 W. Bannock Street, Ste. 900
Boise, ID 83702

i-STEM

This four-day STEM professional development program features strands taught by educators that provide high-quality, relevant and hands-on opportunities for fellow Idaho STEM educators. Participants receive a kit of materials so that they can implement what they have learned into their teaching environments. Strands vary by year but always cover K-12 STEM topics Participants also attend general sessions with keynote speakers and field trips. Professional development credit is available.

When: Last two weeks of June

Where: Six Flagship Idaho Locations (CWI, CSI, CEI, NIC, LCSC, ISU)

Click here for i-STEM or contact our i-STEM Coordinator for more information.

IMPACT, RESOURCES, & STEM AC PORTALS

The STEM AC impacts students, educators, and communities across Idaho. To give you a picture of our impact, we have put together an interactive which can help you see the funding and number of people impacted in communities across the Gem State.

Click here to view the Impact Map.

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