Our income was under $50,000 during Fiscal Year 2015-2016 [October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016]. IRS documentation is lodged with Guidestar's partner sites, Just Give and Network for Good, under Basic Information, and our Mission and Programs describe how we apportion our donations. Our IRS Determination Letters are also found under our About Us drop-down menu but if the pdf or page will not open in Internet Explorer, just switch to Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
To verify our financials with the IRS, click The Custody Project now, or go to www.irs.gov, type 990N in the search box near the top right, and click on the Form 990-N (e-Postcard) link, which will take you to the Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations page. Scroll down to "Search for Form 990-N Filings" stating, "To search for organizations..." and, to find and view an organization's e-Postcard, select its link, "Exempt Organizations Select Check." On the next page, titled Exempt Organizations (EO) Select Check, click the Exempt Organizations Select Check Tool, which offers three choices. To verify that TCP has filed its 990-N e-Postcard fill its radio button, enter the Tax ID (EIN), 95-4521373, and Search. On the next page, you can click on our name for any tax year listed. If you need help, IRS representatives can be reached @ 877.829.5500.
Also, on the IRS page above, titled Exempt Organizations Select Check and offering three choices, to verify TCP is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions, fill its radio button, enter our Tax ID (EIN), 95-4521373, and Search (or try clicking The Custody Project). On the next page, you will see our name. Under Deductibility Status, click PC to verify that TCP is a Public Charity (PC) and to view the deductibility status and deductibility limitations for contributions to us. If you need help, IRS representatives can be reached @ 877.829.5500.
You can also find us on Guidestar. Although some of our information is published there periodically, Form 990-N information may not be available to Guidestar. Our assets, income, and revenue information may not be available either and may show as zero instead of unavailable or less than $50,000. Guidestar has explained that those who visit their site understand this discrepancy may occur to all listed nonprofits whose income is under $50,000. If you have questions, Guidestar representatives can be reached @ 757.229.4631, 800.421.8656, and 800.784.9378.
Charity Navigator and CharityWatch generally rate nonprofits with minimum incomes of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) and, since our income is less, those searching will not find us rated on their sites. However, Charity Navigator does list charities registered with the IRS. To find us, type The Custody Project or 95-4521373 in its search box, click our name, and scroll down to read the information verifying our 501(c)(3) standing with the IRS. Although our assets, income, and revenue may be incorrectly listed at zero, please note that under Filing Requirement, our income is correctly less than $50,000 for the year. Like Guidestar (see paragraph above), Charity Navigator has explained that our assets, income, and revenue information may not be accessible to them and may show as zero instead of unavailable or less than $50,000. (CharityWatch @ 773.529.2300, Charity Navigator @ 201.818.1288).