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Donor Acknowledgement Letter

It is essential that our supporters feel the love and deep appreciation for their participation in growing great community opportunities.  

What Is a Donor Acknowledgment Letter? 

Answer: Donors to The FUSION Foundation or to a sic ally sponsored program or project must receive 1) a warm and fuzzy thank you letter and 2) a receipt for their tax-deductible donation.

 

The IRS requires that a charity send a formal acknowledgment letter for any donation that is more than $250. The FUSION Foundation maintains a belief all of our supporters are essential to sustainable community development and  formal expressions of gratitude are a must! The donor will use this letter as proof of his or her donation and right to a tax deduction. Both types of letter can be accomplished at the same time or separately. But they should be sent immediately after the donation is received.

Here are the minimum requirements of that acknowledgment letter:

  • Your organization's name.
  • The amount of the cash contribution.
  • A description (but not value) of non-cash contribution (sometimes called gift-in-kind). The donor is responsible for estimating the value of non-cash contributions when they are reported to the IRS on a donor's tax return.
  • A statement that no goods or services were provided by the organization, if applicable.
  • A description and good faith estimate of the value of goods or services, if any, that the organization provided in return for the contribution. An example of this is a benefit dinner where some of the money received pays for the actual dinner, while the rest is a donation.
  • A statement that goods or services, if any, that the organization provided in return for the contribution consisted entirely of intangible benefits if applicable. An example might be a small gift typically of a value under $75.
  • A sincere thank you, i.e., On behalf of our community members, and the untold numbers of people linked through our partner organizations FUSION and its sister organizations and projects, I thank you for joining us in our effort to make the sum of all human aspirations accessible for everyone. Your donation makes the world a better place. Thank you.
  • A new call to action, Most people don't know FUSION's run by all volunteers. Please consider sharing our information with a few of your friends to encourage them to find a window open to their dreams.
  • Legal language: The FUSION Foundation, Inc. is an IRS approved non-profit charitable  Arizona corporation with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the United States. Our physical address is 12861 North 8th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029, our mailing address is PO Box 26002, Phoenix, AZ 85068. U.S. tax-exempt number: 26-3429018. Your contribution may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor. 

 

  • *thanks to Joanne Fritz of About.com Nonprofit Charitable Orgs for this concise information

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