Meet the 2018 SaveYourRefund Savings Champions

We are pleased to announce today the 17 free tax preparation sites recognized as SaveYourRefund Savings Champions and Rookies of the Year for going above and beyond to encourage tax filers to save a portion of their refund. This is the first year this award has been presented. 

Champions and Rookies of the Year were instrumental in SaveYourRefund's 2018 success, including a 24 percent increase in participation from the prior year. Nearly 850 tax sites encouraged almost 3,500 files to save an average of over $850 per return! 

Specifically, these organizations had an average of 119 entries and took steps like incorporating SaveYourRefund within the quality review process, marketing the promotion to taxpayers prior to tax season, celebrating taxpayers who saved some of their refund through photos and activities at the tax site, and much more.

SaveYourRefund is a prize-linked savings program. >> Meet the two $10,000 grand prize winners

2018 SaveYourRefund Savings Champions:

  • Building Skills Partnership
  • Cash Coalition of SENH
  • Dallas Community Tax Centers/Foundation Communities
  • EBALDC (East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation)
  • Fremont Family Resource Center
  • Granite United Way
  • Mission Economic Development Agency
  • Prepare+Prosper
  • Prince Georges CASH Campaign
  • Southern Bancorp Community Partners
  • United Way of the Bay Area
  • Up Valley Family Centers of Napa County

2018 SaveYourRefund Rookies of the Year:

  • North Texas Area United Way
  • PathWays PA
  • The River Center
  • United Way of Hunterdon County
  • United Way of Lancaster County

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