501c3 Status

Burners Without Borders Seattle is now entering its ninth year. After much consideration and discussion, we have decided to embark on a new mission: Achieving 501(c)(3) non-profit status. These donations will help us pay for the federal and lawyer fees to make this possible.
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There are several benefits to acheiving this status:
1) We would be able to expand the sources from which we take donations, and those donations would be tax deductible
2) We would qualify for matching grant programs from companies

To achieve this, we need your help. We have a goal of $4,000 to cover costs: $3,000 flat fee for our attorney, $850 federal application fee, $50 state application fee, and $100 associated unplanned expenses. However, we do not want to this endeavor to prevent us from our regular community support. With a donation from you, we can apply for status and still maintain the level of support we have been providing local causes..

To be transparent, we want you to know the risks:

1) There may be a chance the IRS declines our application. By including our attorney in this process, we hope to mitigate this risk.
2) Your donation for this will not be tax-deductible

We hope you can assist in bringing us to the next level – full non-profit status.