Want to hear something remarkable? Partnership for Families, Children and Adults has been serving people within the Chattanooga area for over 140 years. This organization has been a prominent force since 1877 and has been growing exponentially since then. Partnership focuses on five specific service areas: Stability Services, Victim Support Services, Deaf Services, Mission Driven Enterprises and Elder Support Services. Within those areas, there are 20+ different programs that all work towards helping individuals and families build stability and create independence. If you are like me, you probably knew of Partnership and were aware of maybe one or two service areas that this organization targets. When talking with one of their Executive Directors, Regina McDevitt, I was overwhelmed by the number of people she told me that Partnership helps—22,560 total clients directly served in 2016-2017 as a matter of fact!
QUICK! Think of Chattanooga, TN. What comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the miles of Riverwalks, the beautiful parks, greenways, easily accessible trails, paddle boarding on the river… basically anything that involves being active and getting outside? Yes, me too. Chattanooga prides itself on being a natural, eco-conscious, and active community, but that was not always the case. Chattanooga has gone from being named by the EPA in 1969 as the “Most Polluted City” to twice being recognized as one of the “Best Places to Live” as well as the “Best Outdoor City,” and The Trust for Public Land has had a huge part in that turn around. Read the complete article here.
EO UPDATE: E-NEWS FOR CHARITIES & NONPROFITS – JANUARY 19, 2018
FORM 1023-EZ REVISIONS
The IRS revised Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and its instructions to help small charities apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.