Providing Lesotho's Children with Keys to the World

This is the story of our efforts to end the vicious cycle of poverty, disease, inadequate education, and early death
in a remote rural community in Lesotho, Africa, by providing quality education and life skills
to the young children there. Join us on our journey ...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Filing for tax-exempt status with the IRS cont.

I'm still plugging away at the monstrous IRS form required to get our official nonprofit tax-exempt status, but I've made significant progress and hope to have it out in a couple days. In addition to the 14-page form & one 2-page schedule, I've written 7 pages (!) of narrative for the many "If you answered 'Yes', explain in detail" questions.

I've been asked why this is so important. Most grant foundations and donors require an organization to have IRS 501(c)(3) status in order to apply for funding. It's also required in order for us to use websites like Facebook Causes and to collect individual donations online.

-- Janissa

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