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Who We Are

Oklahoma Educational Improvement
Grant Organization

An Educational Improvement Grant Organization (EIGO) allows Oklahoma taxpayers the opportunity to invest in our public school system. These organizations contribute their funding to Oklahoma public schools, ensuring all districts have the support they need for innovative programming. 

Forming Lives OK EIGO is working toward improving student hope through the “My Best Me” curriculum, a social emotional learning program to help reduce the impact of stress and build resilience against adverse childhood experiences.

Why Give

INVEST IN OUR SCHOOLS

A contribution to Forming Lives OK EIGO gives schools the opportunity to create a superior learning environment with improved academic performance and better education outcomes.

BRING HOPE TO CHILDREN

Your donation contributes to the mental health and well-being of students through My Best Me, a Hope-Certified Social Emotional Learning curriculum for school-aged children.

EARN A TAX CREDIT

Businesses, individuals, and couples who contribute to Forming Lives OK EIGO can reduce their taxes by earning Oklahoma state income tax credit through their donation.

HOPE RISING SEL

Our Partner Program

Forming Lives OK EIGO has partnered with Hope Rising SEL to bring the “My Best Me” curriculum to Oklahoma schools. This Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program, which also includes teacher training, was developed in partnership with Dr. Chan Hellman of the OU Hope Research Center. The program was enacted in 2011 and launched in 2013. Coming in 2022, a recent resolution to the state statute will allow more flexibility to who can receive funding.

HOW TO GIVE

Two Ways to Give

Your one-time gift or two-year commitment contribution will make an impact for students across the state. Giving to Forming Lives OK EIGO is simple:

  • Complete our online donation form.
  • Download the contribution form and mail in your donation with the contribution form.
  • Use your earned tax credits when filing your taxes for the donation year.

FAQ'S

Frequently Asked Questions

To help you learn more about EIGOs, our Partner Program, and tax credits in Oklahoma, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Information includes:

  • Tax implications of contributing to an EIGO
  • How funds are held and distributed
  • School designation and eligibility
  • Our partnership with Hope Rising SEL

How It Began

The Oklahoma Equal Opportunity
Education Scholarship Act

The Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act (68 Okla. Stat. §2357.206) gives individuals and businesses tax credit for contributions made to non-profit organizations that provide school scholarships to students who meet the income and/or zoning requirements. The program was enacted in 2011, launched in 2013, and a recent resolution in 2022 to the state statute allowed more flexibility to who can receive funding.

Through Forming Lives OK EIGO, taxpayers have the opportunity to invest in our public school system to bring the first hope-certified social emotional learning curriculum to classrooms. 

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Your gift matters!

Your contribution will make a difference in Oklahoma Schools!

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

-Helen Keller

Your contribution impacts the 1,700 schools and 694,116 students in our State. Together, we are building exceptional schools and engaged communities. When you make a decision to give, your contribution can be a one-time donation or a yearly commitment. We are grateful for your support of Oklahoma schools!

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Forming Lives OK EIGO is a recognized 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. As such, your contribution also qualifies The Internal Revenue Service as a charitable tax deduction contribution.