Five Guys Benefit for Circle of Hope
1600 Miller Trunk Hwy., duluth
4 p.m.-8 p.m. June 12, 2013
Famous Burgers and Fries
Fundraiser supports Circle of Hope, http://www.circleofhopeduluth.org
Order in or take out for the cause. www.fiveguyys.com/The most famous burgers and fries.
Five Guys is having a benefit for Circle of Hope, http://www.circleofhopeduluth.org
1600 Miller Trunk Hwy.
4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
501 (c)(3)-A Difference
501(c)(3) exemptions apply to corporations, and any community chest fund, cooperating association or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, to foster national or international amateur sports competition, to promote the arts, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. There are also supporting organizations which are often referred to in shorthand form as “Friends of” organizations.
Another provision, 26 U.S.C. § 170, provides a deduction, for federal income tax purposes, for some donors who make charitable contributions to most types of 501(c)(3) organizations, among others. Regulations specify which such deductions must be verifiable to be allowed (e.g., receipts for donations over $250). Due to the tax deductions associated with donations, loss of 501(c)(3) status can be highly challenging to a charity’s continued operation, as many foundations and corporate matching programs do not grant funds to a charity without such status, and individual donors often do not donate to such a charity due to the unavailability of the deduction.
Testing for public safety is described under section 509(a)(4) of the code, which makes the organization a public charity and not a private foundation but contributions to 509(a)(4) organizations are not deductible by the donor for federal income, estate, or gift tax purposes.
The two exempt classifications of 501(c)(3) organizations are as follows:
A public charity, identified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as “not a private foundation,” normally receives a substantial part of its income, directly or indirectly, from the general public or from the government. The public support must be fairly broad, not limited to a few individuals or families. Public charities are defined in the Internal Revenue Code under sections 509(a)(1) through 509(a)(4).
A private foundation, sometimes called a non-operating foundation, receives most of its income from investments and endowments. This income is used to make grants to other organizations, rather than being disbursed directly for charitable activities. Private foundations are defined in the Internal Revenue Code under section 509(a) as 501(c)(3) organizations, which do not qualify as public charities.
Before donating to a 501(c)(3) organization, a donor may wish to review IRS Publication 78, which lists organizations currently exempt under 501(c)(3).
Donors may also verify 501(c)(3) organizations on the web-based, searchable IRS list of charitable organizations as well as on lists maintained by the states, typically on states’ Departments of Justice websites.
Churches, however, have specific requirements to obtain and maintain tax exempt status; these are outlined in IRS Publication 1828: Tax guide for churches and religious organizations. This guide clearly outlines activities allowed and not allowed by churches under the 501(c)(3) designation.
A private, nonprofit organization, Guide Star, also provides reputable and detailed results for web-based searching to verify information on 501(c)(3) organizations.
Comment: Granted there are some 501 (c) 3 organizations who cannot afford the large fees to be a part of Guide Star, etc. Some of these are free though.
Source of information: wikipedia.org
Sources of Looking Up Non-Profits:
Network for The Good
Secretary of State (ie Minnesota)
Internal Revenue Service (Exempt Organizations Select Tools-(look ups))
Minnesota Council of Non-Profits
I can’t believe I have the chills today. Where is summer? How can one plant their garden? When the weather is like this, I think of eating.
Today I saw a recipe for Penn. Dutch Beets and Eggs. You cook the eggs to a hard boiled state. Then you take 1 c. of sugar, 3/4 c. cider vinegar, a little salt and pepper, 2 bay leaves, 12 whole cloves, 1 can of chopped beets, 4 hard cooked eggs, 1/2 chopped onions. You take all the other ingredients and boil it then pour it over the eggs.
Then I saw a recipe for Argula and Goat Cheese Pizza. It looked simple. You just need a pizza crust. Add some pesto on the crust, add 2 cloves of chopped garlic or maybe you can take it from the jar in the refrigerator. Throw this chopped garlic in the pesto. You may want to take some olive oil and put all over your pizza crust first. Cut up 3 Roma tomatoes; the kind I love.Take 1 cup of washed Argula leaves and some goat cheese chopped up. Layer the tomatoes, Argula leaves and goat cheese on the pizza, Bake at about 400 or 425 until it is crusty. Serve al la.
Do you want to be part of the kickstarter project that will set Duluth on the map for urban gardening, a rain garden, healthy crops grown in a unique way like they do in Switzerland? You can be part of the action. Check out this kickstarter and and look at what you can get for your donation. Be part of the action. Help beautiful a community and make a difference in Duluth, MN.
Tom Hanson, co-owner of the Duluth Grill spoke at Kiwanis today from the humble beginnings of being a restaurant owner to the trials and joys of achieving something that valuable to the communities health.
Former Circle of Hope Board Member does graphic work for a living. Check out her new brochure.
I just went to her website and saw one of my quotes that I have said over and over and over through the years.
Gardening on the side, on the roof, and now in the back parking lot to prevent flood relief to Miller Creek………..You can help.
Duluth Grill Kick Starter to help with flood relief, to help the community, and more. Be a part of this great project.
Help Miller Creek…Maybe this is not Miller Creek..but it is a flooding picture.
At the Duluth Grill, we sometimes bite off more than we can chew.
1) We intend to rip up a 140-foot long, 12-foot wide patch in our back parking lot and plant a 6-foot-tall garden bed there. We’ll raise fruit trees, vines, flowers, and more.
2) We just launched a fundraising campaign to raise $10,000 to do so, mostly from small donations from the community.
3) We’ve only got a month to raise the money. And since we’re raising it with crowd-funding website Kickstarter, it’s all-or-nothing. If we fall $1 short of our goal, none of our donors have to pay a cent.
You can find a link to the Kickstarter here:
This project will protect Miller Creek, a designated trout stream that ultimately flows into Lake Superior and from there into the Atlantic Ocean, from the 900,000 gallons of annual runoff from our roof and parking lot (the runoff brings trash and contaminants with it). We’ll beautify Lincoln Park and provide fresh, local food for the restaurant. We’ll keep it as an educational piece, open to the public year-round, to promote urban agriculture. And hopefully, we’ll put Duluth on the map as a place where a little diner can get away with farming sustainably in its own parking lot.
At some point in the future we will probably ask for help to build the garden. But for now, there are only two things we need.
The first, and most important, is financial help. This project will not get off the ground without donations, and every bit helps. Again, the link is:
Second, we need people to hear about this project. Please share our link on Facebook and Twitter, and email your friends.
We believe in this community, and we believe in urban farming. Thank you so much for all your support—we couldn’t do this without you!