Foggy Bottom West End Village Receives Tax-Exempt Status
Published on 5/16/2014
The Foggy Bottom West End Village (FBWEV) received word this week that their application for non-profit tax exempt status was approved by the Internal Revenue Service.
This is a positive development for the Washington, DC volunteer/membership organization that provides services and social activities to help residents live independently for the long term. This approval allows the Village to receive tax deductible contributions, bequests, devises, and transfers or gifts under the tax code.
The Village incorporated in January, 2013, filed their 501 (c) 3 application in March, 2013, and began delivering services in October, 2013. The Village has operated under a Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement with the Foggy Bottom Association of Washington DC, but will now be independent of their long-time sponsor.
“We filed for non-profit status 15 months ago, and were beginning to think that we were lost in the system,” said Susan B. Haight, President of FBWEV. “We are delighted with this development and grateful that the Foggy Bottom Association allowed us to operate under their umbrella for such a long time.”
Currently FBWEV has 119 members and 70 volunteers and completes in excess of 30 service calls a month.