Re: Corporate or other Grants
Matthew Ross (mross@PLIX.COM)
Sat, 6 Apr 1996 20:43:48 -0800
IMHO council cannot prevent business from donating to Troops and packs like
you said they get mad if it decreaces thair FOS. The problem is, donations
to units, IS NOT tax deductable but it is to a council. Sometimes you can
beat this if your sponcer is non profit then it can be donated to the
sponcer and they can dispurce it as they please.
At 02:01 PM 4/5/96 -0500, you wrote:
>First, I have to reiterate... before a unit approaches any corporate entity
>to apply for grants first CHECK WITH YOUR COUNCIL. Not only are there
>byzantine rules covering this, you will also step on your DE's and council's
>feet (BIG TIME!) should it later come to light that the company's FOS
>donation was reduced because of their gift to your unit.
>Ed Darrell wrote:
>>...Despite the fact that our sponsoring organization clearly qualifies,
>>there are rules in Scouting that require that this grant NOT go to the unit
>>-- it can only go to the council, which cannot then send it to the unit.
>In my former unit we had two companies that through employee benefits
>similar to what Ed Darrell described make substantial donations to our
>Roche Biomedical will give $1000 to Scouting units their employees
>volunteer with subject to an time requirement and that their child NOT be in
>AT&T will also donate money to units, where, I believe, four or more
>employees donate time.
>In both cases, the money went to the troop, not the council. Although, I
>suspect they may have violated the warning of my first paragraph by not
>letting the DE know of this source of funds.
>Unit Commissioner, Three Fires Council, IL
>I used to be a buffalo... (SR-92, working ticket)
>...but I will always be an Eagle (1981)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City