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Deaf Organizations Fund Funding Disclosures

  1. Deaf Organizations Fund (DOF), formerly known as CSD Unites Community Foundation, is fiscally sponsored by the U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD). Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.  CSD’s tax identification number is 46-0332149. Deaf Organizations Fund (“DOF”) is dedicated to strengthening organizations working with deaf communities. Contributions made to DOF will support its activities, such as grantmaking, development of capacity building resources, and advocacy in the philanthropic sector. 

  2. A copy of CSD’s latest financial report may be obtained by writing CSD at 2028 E Ben White Blvd STE 240 #5250, Austin, TX 78741 . Alternatively, our report detailing our programs, a financial summary, and the percentage of contributions dedicated to our charitable purpose, along with a copy of our license, may be obtained from the following state agencies:
    CALIFORNIA: (registration #: 120168) Registration and financial information is available on the Attorney General’s website at  http://oag.ca.gov/charities;
    COLORADO: Colorado residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, 303-894-2860, https://www.sos.state.co.us/ re: Reg. No 20153043213;
    MARYLAND: For the cost of postage and copying, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable organizations laws can be obtained from the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, 800-825-4510;
    MICHIGAN: MICS No. 37275.;
    MINNESOTA:
      Minnesota residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, 651-297-7067, https://www.sos.state.mn.us/ re: Reg. No. 46-0332149;
    NEVADA: Nevada residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, 775-684-5708, https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/home 
    re: Reg. No. NV20031319801. Contributions may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170© of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 170©;
    NEW JERSEY: (registration # CH3867200) Attorney General, 973-504-6215, 
    https://njconsumeraffairs.state.nj.us/public-charity-search-results/
    NEW YORK(registration # 06-36-35) Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271;
    VIRGINIA
    : State Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218. Registration with and reporting to these agencies does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation of CSD.
     
  3. Regarding donations that are made, without further restriction, to the DOF endowment fund: DOF may expend so much of an endowment fund as it deems prudent after considering the following factors: i) the duration and preservation of the endowment fund; ii) the purposes of DOF and the endowment fund; iii) general economic conditions; iv) the possible effect of inflation or deflation; v) the expected total return from income and the appreciation of investments; vi) DOF’s other resources; vii) where appropriate and circumstances would otherwise warrant, alternatives to expenditure of the endowment fund, giving due consideration to the effect that such alternatives may have on DOF; and viii) DOF’s investment policy. 

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Deaf Organizations Fund, formerly known as CSD Unites Community Foundation, is fiscally sponsored by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD).
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