Workplace Giving — Celebrating and Helping Animals All Year Long
How it works
Workplace giving programs allow employees to make regular donations to eligible charities through a payroll system. Employees may contribute a set amount per paycheck, or make a one-time gift. Your gift is automatically deducted from payroll, offering both a convenient means of giving and the potential to make an even greater impact by year-round, sustained giving. Some companies even match workplace gifts, enabling every donation to have greater impact.
How to get started
Many workplaces from private companies, military organizations and the government coordinate charitable campaigns for their employees in the fall.
Military and federal employees can give through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The FPALR CFC number is FPALR200351812
Your office may also collect donations through an organization called America's Charities or through the United Way. Look for FPALR by name (or by ID #20-0351812) through these organizations. Or, simply designate Fortunate Pooches and Lab Rescue in the space on the form provided by your company along with the FPALR tax ID #20-0351812 and our address: P.O. Box 1296 Palatine Il. 60078
If you are not familiar with your company’s workplace giving program contact your human resource department.
“I give to FPALR through payroll because it’s easy, and it makes me feel good to do the right thing and help the animals,” a workplace giving supporter.
Companies love to reward their employees for volunteer work. Volunteer work, looks good for the company and it looks good for you. Many companies, reward their employees for the volunteer hours they dedicate to a NFP organization. A win win situation! Check into the volunteer reward program that your company has, and we can help!
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GuideStar Charity Check 100% Compliant with IRS Revenue Procedure 2009-32
Comprehensive due-diligence tool protects grantmakers from excise taxes
Release Date: July 21, 2009
Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg, Va.—GuideStar, the leading source of nonprofit information, is pleased to confirm that GuideStar Charity Check, its due-diligence tool for grantmakers, meets all of the criteria outlined in IRS Revenue Procedure 2009-32 for third-party providers of information that verifies whether a potential grantee is a supporting organization.
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 imposes new requirements on private foundations and donor-advised funds that make distributions to certain types of supporting organizations; a public charity’s classification under section 509(a) of the U.S. tax code identifies whether or not it is a supporting organization. Grantmakers may be required to pay excise taxes on grants and distributions made to certain supporting organizations and to exercise additional due diligence on such grants and distributions; to avoid these taxes and additional due-diligence requirements, the grantmaker must confirm a grantee’s section 509(a) status before making the payout.
Released June 30, 2009, IRS Revenue Procedure 2009-32 provides IRS guidance for determining whether a grantee is a supporting organization. It allows grantmakers to rely on a third-party source of IRS Business Master File (BMF) information for this purpose, as long as that information is provided in a report that shows:
"the grantee’s name, Employer Identification Number, and public charity classification under § 509(a)(1), (2), or (3)";
"a statement that the information is from the most current update of the BMF and the BMF revision date"; and
"the date and time the information was provided to the grantor."
For full compliance, the report must also be "in a form that the grantor can store in hard copy or electronically."
"GuideStar Charity Check meets all of the criteria outlined in Revenue Procedure 2009-32 for a third-party provider of BMF information," stated Bob Ottenhoff, GuideStar’s president and CEO. "Grantmakers can rely on Charity Check to ensure compliance with the Pension Protection Act. A Charity Check report also presents IRS Publication 78 data, which IRS regulations require grantmakers to use to verify grantees' public charity status. By using GuideStar Charity Check to verify grantees' charitable status, grantmakers can protect their organizations from excise taxes on their payouts."
"Previously, IRS guidance on the use of third-party information to verify charitable status was available only on the IRS Web site," noted Suzanne Ross McDowell, a partner with Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C. "It was hard to find and of questionable precedential value, causing some grantmakers to shy away from using third-party data at all. Revenue Procedure 2009-32 formalizes this guidance, making it clear to grantmakers that it is safe to rely on third-party sources of BMF information to comply with the Pension Protection Act of 2006."
GuideStar, www.guidestar.org, provides information on the programs and finances of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits.
Any party that is involved in the FPALR business, assumes confidentiality of all information with no signature required .