Philanthropy Center Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. The US Internal Revenue Code specifically identifies municipal governments as qualified charitable beneficiaries. Please see US Internal Revenue Code Section 170(c) and its subsections (1), (2) and (3). The California Code Of Regulations, Section 18944.2 provides conformity with the US Internal Revenue Code.
Special Note: Political officials, personnel, offices and activities are NOT considered to be "charitable" according to the US Internal Revenue Code.
The information in this section is not intended, nor should it be considered, as legal opinion. Donors are urged to consult with their professional advisors for all matters associated with their charitable donations.
The Federal Tax Identification Number for the City is: 95-6000776.
It's easy. Visit our information section, We're Eager to Help You, for assistance in obtaining general information and for access to specific professionals in the City.
Visit the page, Funding Your Donation, for information about the many kinds of valuable property accepted by the City and plans available to you for making your donation.
Yes. The City provides donors who wish a receipt with proper documentation.
Yes. When you are considering making a donation, notify us regarding your thoughts about designating the gift so we can clearly understand your intention and make available the best way to accomplish your preference.
Our information page, We're Eager to Help You, enables you to locate and reach all of the City's participants, and you will also find access to general assistance for obtaining this information.
Yes. This is easy to accommodate, and the City welcomes such valuable support.
When a donor is considering the desirability of such acknowledgement, the City is delighted to discuss the possibility, nature, timing and extent of recognition.
Yes, if this conforms to your company's policies.
This depends upon your preference. Donors may choose to: (1) have their donations expended immediately, or (2) have the donation used over a limited time (for example, over a 5 year span) before it is expended, or (3) endow the donation capital and only make available for spending the annual earnings from the City's investment of the capital. Visit our Funding Your Donation, It's Your Choice page, and look for the special section about "What's Your Style? We Can Tailor A Plan To Fit You."
Yes, these donations are readily available to donors through the City's philanthropy programs. Visit our Benefits For Your Lifetime page.
Yes. Visit the information page, Funding Your Donation, It's Your Choice, for a brief discussion of this very matter in the special section about "Opportunities That Suit Your Timing."
Easy as can be. Visit our page, We're Eager to Help You, where you will find general assistance/contact information, as well as a comprehensive listing of all of the City's operations that participate in the philanthropy program and contact information to reach them about the extraordinary and diverse opportunities for you to philanthropically "partner" with the City through your donation. Or, visit our page, Funding Your Donation, about the numerous plans easily available for you to use.