Where your contributions go and how to file them
Every child deserves our protection, and here in Michigan it takes a village to prevent child abuse. It takes a community coming together to help increase awareness and financial contributions that will benefit the lives of seemingly countless children.
The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) serves as a voice for Michigan’s children and families to promote their health, welfare and safety. CTF funds support local programs and services that prevent child abuse and neglect.
Michiganders who would like to support CTF by making a donation with their Michigan state income tax return can use Voluntary Schedule (Form 4642). Look for “Children’s Trust Fund- Preventing Child Abuse in Michigan” along with other charities.
Just like last year, all tax check-off contributions made to CTF are returned to the communities of origin.
CTF has continuously provided community grants that exceed local tax check-off amounts and with this plan the trust fund will increase those grants dollar for dollar with the contribution increases to support a wide range of services through the statewide network of Child Abuse and Neglect Councils.
Local councils base use of funds on local priorities including initiatives like child sexual assault prevention and education, shaken-baby prevention, safe sleep education and more.
For TurboTax users, the program software addresses the voluntary contributions topic after you have completed the local section of your state tax return. You will see options to direct $5, $10, or an amount greater than $10 from your income tax refund to help prevent child abuse in Michigan.
For more information on how to contribute and how to participate in local fundraising activities, visit www.michigan.gov/ctf.
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