College Foundation Receives $166,600 in Tax Credits for Theatre Renovation

Theatre seats.

Independence Community College Foundation is pleased to announce they have received $166,600 in Community Service Program (CSP) Tax Credits through the Kansas Department of Commerce. The available tax credits will be used to enhance fundraising efforts for renovating the William Inge Theatre.

CSP is a popular program for Kansas nonprofits and public healthcare entities taking on major capital campaigns for projects involving children and family services, non-governmental crime prevention, youth apprenticeship and youth technical training and health care. Awarded nonprofits were chosen through a competitive application process. State tax credits reduce the total amount of taxes owed to the state. They are a way for taxpayers to substantially reduce the cost of contributing to the ICC Foundation.

"We are thrilled to announce that Independence Community College Foundation has received $166,600 in Community Service Program (CSP) Tax Credits through the Kansas Department of Commerce. These tax credits will significantly bolster our fundraising efforts for the renovation of the William Inge Theatre, a cornerstone of our campus and community. This support underscores the importance of the arts in education and community life, and we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to enhance this vital space. We look forward to continuing our work to provide exceptional facilities and opportunities for our students and community."

The primary focus of the renovation will be the replacement of the theater seating, which is original to the building.

“CSP amplifies the mission of awarded community service organizations and their projects by encouraging donations through the benefit of state tax credits,” said Matt Godinez, Assistant Secretary of Quality Places. “When you donate to an awarded CSP project, you have the opportunity to support a project and receive a state tax credit to reduce your taxable income.”

If you or your business are interested in discussing the financial benefits of this program, please reach out to Cody Oates at

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