Is Babbitt Family Foundation a 501(c)3 non-profit organization?
Yes, we are! As such, any donations you make are tax-deductible. As a non-profit, grant-making foundation, we support causes around the world. We even allow restricted donations that allow you to designate the recipient of your donation!
Are my donations tax deductible?
Yes! As an IRS-registered 501(c)3 non-profit foundation, any donation made to us is tax-deductible. We even accept restricted donations! Even though we are a family foundation, anyone in the public may donate and help support our causes. When you donate, you join the family!
What are restricted donations?
Restricted donations are donations received that are restricted to how the money can be used. For instance, we've all seen GoFundMe campaigns to help people who have lost jobs, incurred medical expenses, or suffered a natural disaster. Donations to individuals are typically not tax-deductible. With a restricted donation, you can donate to us instead and direct the money be distributed to the individual recipient. This allows you to help an individual while still obtaining a tax deduction! Contact us directly for more information or to set up a restricted donation.
Are you an operating or non-operating foundation?
As a grant-making foundation, the IRS deems us to be non-operating. This means we do not run our own charitable programs. Instead, we donate to other charities' programs or directly to individuals.
How do I verify you are a legitimate non-profit?
The status of any non-profit can be verified with the IRS at: https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/
When will I receive items ordered through the shop?
All of our items for sale are fulfilled by Printful, our designated shop partner. When you place an order, your delivery times are provided and a method of contacting Printful is included. They will have the most accurate shipping information for you.
Do you take suggestions on where to donate?
Yes! However, if we decide not to donate to a particular cause, you can still make a restricted donation which will require your donation be sent to the cause you designate. We have altered our grant-making philosophy over time and always value input from interested people!
Why do you make microfinance grants instead of giving money away?
We believe in a hand up, not a handout. When you give money away, it is used one time and gone for good. With microfinance, instead of giving to random people, we give to people who have a plan to make their lives better. This could be improving their home, their business, or their education. We provide funding to them to accomplish their goals and improve their lives. When they are finished, they return the money so we can help other people in the future.