Our 501(c)(3) non-profit if focused on providing temporary homes for Australian Cattle Dogs as well as teaching young teens and kids the value of caring for animals and learning business operations through running a small non-profit company.
The Blue Heeler Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charity incorporated with the California Secretary of State. All donations to the foundation are tax deductible.
Like all public charities, we are required by law to follow certain rules and filing requirements. We are required to file public annual information reports with the IRS as well as provide certain financial information to the public upon request.
Additionally, being incorporated as a non-profit we are required to meet certain criteria as stated in our Articles of Incorporation:
a. This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for the purposes set forth in Article 4 hereof within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
b. No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and this corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.
c. The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to the purposes in Article 4 hereof and no part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person.
d. Upon the dissolution or winding up of this corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational and/or religious purposes and which has established its tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).