Friday, November 29, 2019

Before you donate...due diligence

 Before you donate to any lay-run Catholic organization please check their IRS Form 990 first. The links below are a small example of what is available for the generous public.

http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990_pdf_archive/472/472159793/472159793_201712_990.pdf

https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/753087887/03_2019_prefixes_73-76%2F753087887_201809_990PF_2019031216166661
https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2017/030/448/2017-030448257-107c3d4f-9.pdf

https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2017/541/031/2017-541031437-0ea6d8fd-9.pdf

https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2017/953/754/2017-953754404-0f09a479-9.pdf

https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2016/131/809/2016-131809274-0eaadbb8-9.pdf

https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2018/412/011/2018-412011402-106443aa-9.pdf

7 comments:

Catherine Sarto said...

Yes, Trad Inc. is quite lucrative. May God have mercy on those who are making money off of the crisis.

Alexis Bugnolo said...

Here is another non profit which you may know of on account of its support of Veri Catholici and Br. Bugnolo's 15 quest to found a traditional Franciscan hermitage.

https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/753087887/03_2019_prefixes_73-76%2F753087887_201809_990PF_2019031216166661

Note the differences....

Robert F Scott said...

What about Father Z?

Dymphna said...

Fr. Z. isn't a foundation or organization so he doesn't have to list himself with the IRS. In those cases you just have to read their blogs and take note of how they live and spend and decide if you can approve of it or not.

Dymphna said...

Hi Alexis. I noted the huge difference.

newguy40 said...

I regret to say that we contributed to Opus Boni Sacerdoti. I thought it a very worthy concept. Unfortunately, I did not do proper diligence which I normally do quite a bit of.

Squiggyberkley said...

I tell everybody "I am in the collection business"