Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Deductibility of Contributions
Re: Deductibility of Contributions
Mon, 20 Dec 1999 12:25:55 -0500
Jim Mahoney wrote (in part);
>Case in point; our scoutmaster is
>employed by Lucent Technologies, and he applied for a funds under their
>volunteer's donation program...
>On the application they specifically state that if you are requesting
>funds for a Boy Scout troop they will not give the donation directly to
>the troop. .... My point is that Lucent is acting based on the
>advice of the army of accountants and tax attorneys they employ that
>there is a danger that contributions to individual scout troops could be
I work for United Technologies Corporation -- Pratt & Whitney and we have a
similar program called a "Mini-grant" for $250 to any non-profit
organization. How I did this when I was part of a unit chartered by a church
was I submitted the paperwork for the chartered organization (Trinity UM
Church -- Cub Scout Pack 132) and provided the church's tax-exempt
paperwork. Now that I am part of a unit chartered by a school PTO, I'll have
to look into it farther. My point is there is a way to get a "Mini-grant"
for a unit, at least in UTC.
Yours in the Ministry of Scouting,
Cubmaster -- Pack 8, Southington, CT