Make a Donation
We have several great ways you can make a donation to Project Linus. Be sure to check each of the options below to see which meet your needs.
Donations Help Fulfill Our MissionProject Linus is comprised of nearly 400 chapters across the United States. All are directed by volunteers who work from their homes. Chapter Coordinators are authorized by Project Linus National Headquarters for an assigned geographical area, and are entitled to the benefits and privileges enjoyed by our 501c3 tax exempt status. Chapter Coordinators are accountable to Project Linus National Headquarters for local activities and funds. Project Linus is audited annually by an independent certified public accounting firm and files an annual 990 tax return with the IRS. Our 990 return is a public document. You may request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All official chapters are the fiscal responsibility of Project Linus National Headquarters. Donors can be assured that at least 92% of their contribution is used directly for program costs. Project Linus adheres to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
There are three basic ways Project Linus donations are used:
- Chapter Expenses These are expenses directly related to the chapter. They are supported by the donations that are collected locally and submitted to Project Linus National Headquarters for deposit. Chapter Coordinators may then submit receipts for local purchases or use funds for items provided by Project Linus National Headquarters. 80% of all donations collected on the local level are available for use by the chapter coordinator at her discretion, within organizational guidelines. All monetary donations without exception are required to be submitted to Project Linus National Headquarters for deposit and to be reported to federal and state agencies.
- General Program Support 20% of donations collected on the local level are retained by Project Linus National Headquarters to be used for the benefit of chapters and to support the organization as a whole. Many of these expenses are paid in behalf of chapters relieving them of that obligation locally. They include in part the following: Auditing, Bookkeeping/Clerical/Salaries, Equipment Leases and Purchases, Insurance, Office Supplies, Printing and Reproduction, Postage and Shipping, Rent, State Registration Fees, Storage, Telephone and Internet, Website Maintenance and Tech Support
- Management Expenses Donors can be assured that at least 92% of their contribution is used directly for program costs. Project Linus adheres to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.