501(c)(3) IRS Designation:  The Florida Veterans Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity defined by the Internal Revenue Code of the United States.  In general, an individual who itemizes deductions may deduct contributions to most charitable organizations up to 50% of his or her adjusted gross income computed without regard to net operating loss carrybacks. Individuals generally may deduct charitable contributions to other organizations up to 30% of their adjusted gross income (computed without regard to net operating loss carrybacks). See Florida Veterans Foundation Exemption Designation here at IRS.gov

Bylaws: The Florida Veterans Foundation Bylaws define how the Foundation is managed and it operations.  The Bylaws create a framework for the organization, and aid in resolving disputes. They also describe the rules for calling board meetings, and how and when board members are elected.

Donor Bill of Rights: The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. Because the Florida Veterans Foundation takes our Donors Rights seriously, we have adopted the Donor Bill of Rights in order to ensure that our Donors have confidence that the Foundation will use funds appropriately and within the parameters of the AFP, AHP, CASE and the Giving Institute.

Ethical Principles: Unethical behavior remains a persistent problem in nonprofits and for-profits alike. Therefore, the Florida Veterans Foundation has adopted the Ethical Principles and Practices to ensure that our employees and volunteers are above reproach and have high ethical behavior in the fundraising profession and preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism.

Conflict of Interest: The Florida Veterans Foundation requires all Directors, Deputy Directors, Contractors and Volunteers to avoid any conflict between their interests and those of the Foundation and to disclose promptly any actual or potential conflicts.  The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the name, reputation, and integrity of the Foundation are not compromised.  The fundamental principle guiding its implementation is that no Director, Deputy Director, Contractor, or Volunteer should have, or appear to have, any personal interests, relationships, or affiliations that conflict with the best interests of the Foundation.  Read more…

Affirmative Action:  The Department’s expectation of is that all of our members, but especially our leaders, will strive to make FVF a diverse and discrimination-free workplace that espouses the highest values of equality.  Read more…

 

2016 Contract Certification

 

FVF District Directors and Deputies Duties and Guidelines

 

FVF 2015-2016 990