[cg] Fwd: Non profit status
>Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 12:24:04 -0700
>From: Sally McCabe <firstname.lastname@example.org> (by way of Lucy Bradley
>Subject: Non profit status
>Does anyone remember how we dealt with this before?
>>Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 21:06:44 -0500
>>From: AVANOLE@aol.com (by way of Sally McCabe)
>>Subject: Non profit status
>>Our community garden project has applied for 501 (c) 3 using Form 1023. It
>>has come back with a question of consideration for federal exemption--
>>the gardeners keep their produce, then the organization is engaged in
>>activities for private interests. The IRS letter sees the produce as
>>or funds that are diverted from exempt purposes to private purposes, when
>>families keep their own food. Most of our gardeners are not low income.
>>The organization engages in education, youth programs, improving nutrition,
>>providing garden space, helping other groups start community gardens, and
>>give produce weekly to the food pantry (250lbs) during the harvesting months.
>>BUT, yes, we want to eat and share with our neighbors what we grow, too.
>>Does anyone have a thought about how community gardens are considered non-
>>profit and is food really funds, profits or products?
>>Coppell Community Garden
Lucy K. Bradley
Extension Agent, Urban Horticulture
The University of Arizona
4341 E Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85040-8807
Phone: (602) 470-8086 ext 323
Fax: (602) 470-8092
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