As a public charity, we strive to model best practices and good governance as set forth in Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for Charities and Foundations. We implement the most current policies and procedures charities are required to report to the IRS on their Form 990.

In our never ending goal to achieve long-term financial health, we continue to benefit from diversified funding sources. This includes support from our board, employees, volunteers, individual donors, corporations, civic groups, foundation funding, community events, and state daily reimbursement contracts.

We are a federally-recognized 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We encourage you to learn more about our finances by reviewing the links below.

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Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the causes that they are asked to support, we believe that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law (Upon donor request, we will not acknowledge your donations on our website, e-newsletters, annual reports or other publications).
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists (Opt-Out Privacy Policy) that an organization may intend to share (We do not share our mailing lists with others).
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

This Bill of Rights for charitable givers was developed by the following four industry experts: American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and National Society of Fund Raising Executives. It is industry-accepted and all quality charities should subscribe to the beliefs espoused here.