Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and its operating budget is comprised mostly of grants, financial contributions, donations, and gifts. Because so much of SCS’s budget to carry out its mission depends on grants, financial contributions, donations and gifts, it is important for SCS to communicate to its supporters how it handles such donations and to create a consistent organizational approach and practice regarding this vital part of its operations.
Funds shall be solicited in a respectful manner and without pressure.
Donor designated restrictions on contributions shall be honored to the fullest extent possible so long as they are consistent with SCS’s goals and values.
Sunnyside Community Services is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and contributions made to the organization are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Written tax receipts shall be issued for all donations.
In accordance with IRS regulations, SCS acknowledges that no goods or services are received for contributions.
In-kind gifts should be acknowledged but no value is assessed by SCS on such gifts.
SCS strives to be a socially responsible organization. To this end, SCS retains the right to refuse any donation.
Donations are not influential in determining SCS policy, procedures, or positions.
Acceptance of support does not constitute endorsement of the products, services, or mission of the donor by SCS.
Additionally, SCS will not accept any donations that:
Contain a condition that requires any action on the part of the organization that is unacceptable to the Board of Directors
Contain a condition that the proceeds will be spent by the organization for the personal benefit of a named individual or individuals
Require the organization to employ a specified person now or at a future date
Inhibit the organization from seeking gifts from other donors
Expose the organization to adverse publicity, litigation, or other liabilities
Require undue expenditures, or involve the organization in unexpected responsibilities because of their source, conditions, or purpose
Involve unlawful discrimination based upon race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, color, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws