The MATES Program has received approval from the Internal Revenue Service to change to a 501c3 non-profit public charity. Donors can now deduct contributions made to MATES under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 170. MATES is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, and transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code.
Any member or organization interested in making cash or training equipment donations, please contact the Executive Director at [email protected].
This change will also enhanced the Program’s ability to receive grants from government and private foundations.