Financial Management & Governance
SSMF By Laws 2-2-14.pdf 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
IRS: Exemption Requirements Under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3)
IRS: Charity – Required Provisions for Articles & By-Laws
State of California: California Corporation Code
Council on Foundations
Building Strong and Ethical Foundations: Doing It Right
Statement of Ethical Principles
Standards & Effective Practices for U.S. Community Foundations
National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations
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