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Financial Management & Governance

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The St. Sava Mission Foundation, originally incorporated in California in 1962, is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  The Foundation is governed by its Constitution & By-Laws.

To preserve its legal standing as a 'Public Benefit' IRS 501(c)(3) organization, the St. Sava Mission Corporation/Foundation complies with a range of regulations, laws, standards and requirements. 

The Foundation, which is not a religious body, is required to file annual federal tax returns and State Attorney General reports.  By preserving this status, we are able to raise funds from individuals, organizations, groups and government entities that want to donate to an audited, tax-compliant non-profit corporation, and thereby fulfill our Long-Range Plan and Original Purpose. 
Our By-Laws enable us to more thoroughly fulfill current-day standards and legal requirements.

We invite all parties to investigate the following informational resources that the St. Sava Mission Foundation used to (1) develop our unanimously-approved 2007 Long-Range Plan, (2) guide our improved management reporting and transparent corporate governance, and (3) develop our modernized By-Laws.  The following information is the basis for guiding how our Foundation will be managed and operated. 

IRS:  Tax Information for Charitable Organizations
http://www.irs.gov/charities/charitable/index.html


IRS:  Exemption Requirements Under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3)
http://www.irs.gov/charities/charitable/article/0,,id=96099,00.html

IRS:  Charity - Required Provisions for Articles & By-Laws
http://www.irs.gov/charities/charitable/article/0,,id=123368,00.html

State of California:  California Corporation Code
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/

Council on Foundations
http://www.cof.org

Building Strong and Ethical Foundations: Doing It Right
http://www.cof.org/Learn/content.cfm?ItemNumber=530&navItemNumber=2475

Foundation Basics
http://www.cof.org/learn/content.cfm?ItemNumber=578&navItemNumber=1978
 

Statement of Ethical Principles
http://www.cof.org/Learn/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1643&navItemNumber=2664
 

Standards & Effective Practices for U.S. Community Foundations
http://bestpractices.cof.org/community/index.cfm

National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations http://bestpractices.cof.org/community/ListStandards.cfm

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Map & Aerial View of Jackson Mission Property (From the South)