The first 2,000 days of a child’s life between birth and kindergarten are critical to development and their chances of lifelong health and well-being.

We are Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development serving 135,000 children and their families each year.

Our more than 900 caring and highly-qualified staff provide 40 early childhood programs and services to children, families and professionals in Arizona.

Southwest Human Development is a qualifying organization for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit!

As you prepare to file your taxes, remember that Arizona taxpayers can receive up to an $800 charitable tax credit back each year!


The Arizona Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations makes it easy to direct your state tax dollars to the nonprofit organizations that matter to you most.


The first step in receiving this credit is making a financial contribution to Southwest Human Development so we can continue to support Arizona’s children and their families.


For your 2018 taxes, you’re able to claim any donations up to $400 for individuals or $800 for married/filing joint that were made from January 1, 2018 through April 15, 2019.




How do I claim this Arizona tax credit?

Be sure to download the 2018 Arizona Form 301 and Arizona Form 321 you’ll need when filing your state income taxes. Our Qualifying Charity Code is 20390 (you’ll need to enter this on Form 321). Pro Tip: If you use an online software like H&R Block or TurboTax, they’ll complete these forms for you!


Additional questions?

For complete details about the Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations, visit the Arizona Department of Revenue website. You can also reach out to a member of our Development team at (602) 808-GIVE (4483) with any questions you may have. And as always, be sure to consult with your own tax professional regarding your personal finances and tax situation.


We’re here to help.

Our early childhood professionals are available to answer any questions you may have about young children ages 0-5 in the areas of child development, feeding, sleep, behavior and more.

Programs for Children & Families

Southwest Human Development offers more than 40 programs that support Arizona children and families with a special focus on ages 0-5.

Child Development and Mental Health

Supporting children’s early relationships and promoting healthy development.

Early Literacy & Head Start

Helping children enter school ready to learn through high-quality early childhood education programs.

Easterseals Disabilities Services

Providing comprehensive support, evaluation and intervention that best fits each child’s unique needs.

Family Support & Child Welfare

Offering families and caregivers support, counseling and resources critical to a child’s well-being.

The Martinez-Aguirre Family

“I see a difference between them and others not in the program. They’re learning basic skills like being the line leader or the door holder. Other kids don’t know their letters and numbers.”

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Early Childhood Professional Development Opportunities

We offer a variety of nationally-recognized professional development opportunities for people who work with young children including Quality First Coaching and Assessment, Smart Support Mental Health Consultation, Birth to Five Helpline for Professionals, Language and Learning Initiatives, and our Inclusion Program.

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Helping Arizona Children & Families

With your support we can do even more