Airlink is pleased to announce it has qualified for tax-exempt status as a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). The IRS has determined that Airlink is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes; with no part of its earnings benefitting any private shareholder or individual, and that it satisfies all the statutory requirements for exempt status. Section 501(c)(3) organizations are allowed to receive contributions from supporters that, subject to certain limits provided in the Code, are deductible from their taxable income in calculating their annual income tax liabilities. This allows for organizations such as Airlink to attract deductible contributions and thereby provide aid services that might otherwise need to be provided by the government.
“Obtaining 501(c)(3) status is a major accomplishment for Airlink,” said Steve Smith, Executive Director, “It opens the doors for us to increase our fundraising activities and solidifies Airlink’s credibility with the public and other entities we want to work with in the future. The new status also gives Airlink the opportunity to be eligible for grants on federal, state and local levels. This entitlement will ensure Airlink’s developmental expansion and will help build its capacity to continue to respond to a wide range of disasters and on a global scale.”
Airlink’s Tax Identification Number (EIN) is 37-1710848. The IRS letter granting Airlink its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status is available upon request. Information about donating can be found on AIRLINK’s Donate page.