The Maasai Education Foundation is pleased to announce that we received a letter from the IRS today stating the following:
“We’re pleased to tell you we determined you’re exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to you under IRC Section 170. You’re also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.
Organizations exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3) are further classified as either public charities or private foundations. We determined you’re a public charity under the IRC Section listed at the top of this letter.”
Our public charity status is 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) and the effective date of exemption is November 18, 2016.
With the IRS 501(c)3 public charity designation, we can now collect tax deductible charitable donations. Please bear with us as we investigate alternative ways of accepting online donations. Until we have an online payment system, we would be pleased to accept donations by check payable to the Maasai Education Foundation and mailed to 345 Woods Lane, Newport, VA 24128. Who will be our first donor?