We did it! HANA is officially a 501(c)3! In late September we received the Letter of Determination from the IRS that the Hokkaido Association of North America has received 501(c) status and is tax-exempt and eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170. HANA is so very excited to start making some serious fundraising plans for our Hokkaido conservation efforts.
HANA has set up a profile on GuideStar, a public database for charitable organizations, and will soon be an option for AmazonSmile and Facebook fundraisers. Stay tuned for more information about those. In the mean time, if you wish to send us a donation, it is always appreciated. We will make sure to get you a receipt for your tax write-off.