The funds you entrust to us are prayerfully and responsibly managed. All donations are used for the projects in the Cape Flats of South Africa.
When did Open Hands Community Project receive IRS Certification?
On August 21st 2015, we applied for our 501-c3 nonprofit organization status with the Internal Revenue Service. We received our official acceptance letter on November 4th 2015 and are classified as a public charity. Open Hands Community Projects Tax EIN number is 47-4857943
What does being a 501-C3, tax-exempt organization mean?
The term “tax-exempt,” when used in reference to nonprofit organizations, generally refers to the net profits (proceeds over and above expenses) of an organization being exempt from federal and/or state income tax. While a nonprofit organization can be established by incorporating, the entity is not automatically tax-exempt upon creation with the state. Tax-exemption can usually be achieved only through applying for and receiving Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approval.
Are my donations tax deductible?
Yes-By giving through our paypal link, or mailing a check to Open Hands Community Project, your donation is deductible to the full amount allowed by law, however, please check with your tax preparer for specifics on your particular donation.
Is Open Hands Community Project registered in South Africa?
YES! We have been granted NPO status by the South African government and trade as Kaph Community.