The Mission of the Australian Shepherd Club of America Foundation
The ASCA Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, and for purposes of prevention of cruelty to animals. Such purposes include the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 50l(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
The Foundation’s purposes include, but are not limited to, granting educational scholarships and promoting the health and welfare of the Australian Shepherd dog.
Funding is tax-deductible and may be restricted to specific uses. The ASCA Foundation is under obligation to distribute these funds. Contributions of $250 or more require a written substantiation of the gift to be given to the contributor.
Funds are to be distributed on a true charitable basis in furtherance of the Club’s goals as outlined in the Club’s mission statement. The ASCA Foundation is not limited to distributing funds to a 501(c)(3) organization; it only needs to distribute the funds in furtherance of its charitable purposes as set forth in the Application for Exemption.
The ASCA Foundation is governed by the ASCA Board of Directors, who in turn is appointed to The ASCA Foundation. Its activities may be advised by appointed parties or committees, but its actions are to be voted on and ratified by The ASCA Foundation Board of Directors.
Organizations or individuals who wish to apply for an ASCA Foundation grant must apply by contacting the Business Office for an application. Upon receipt of the completed application and supporting materials, the Board of Directors will vote to approve or deny the grant request.
The ASCA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are extremely grateful for your tax-deductible donations to help us further our mission.
Please mail your check to:
6091 E State Hwy 21
Bryan, TX 77808
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?
No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
Here is how to get started
• Go to smile.amazon.com or use this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0496079
• Select “Change your Charity”
• Key in ASCA Foundation, then press “Select”
• You know you have been successful when you look at the upper left hand corner of the screen and see: ASCA Foundation