Tax Deductible Donations
Donations to your group are only tax deductible if your organization has 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service and is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation. Some groups attain both of these designations, which require a bit of time, effort, and commitment.
Alternatively, the Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota offers a Fiscal Sponsorship program that enables a Friends Group to become a Fiscal Client under the nonprofit umbrella of Parks & Trails Council. This means, P&TC assumes responsibilities of funds dedicated to your Friends Group, and your group can accept tax deductible donations. See the Fiscal Client Resources page for more details.