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You Can Help Equines In Need-Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Matching Gift Fundraiser

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  • You Can Help Equines In Need-Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Matching Gift Fundraiser

    Brennan Equine Welfare Fund (BEWF) is a fund-raising 501(c)(3) organization that benefits equines in need. Now through December 31, 2011, there is a $5,000 matching grant! That means twice the help for equines in need!!

    Ninety-eight (98%) of all donations go directly to help needy horses through grants to carefully scrutinized 501(c)(3) organizations that specialize in retirement/rehabilitation/retirement rescue shelters across the country which provide dignity to the final years of aged, injured, abused, starved and slaughter-bound horses, as well as those used in medical experimentation. This fund supports registered, 501(c)(3) organizations that specialize in retirement and rehabilitation services and offer a peaceful and permanent sanctuary for these beautiful animals. Shelters which offer carefully scrutinized adoption or re-placement services are also supported.

    Your donation is tax deductibe! What a great holiday gift for someone...a donation in their honor! Or, a great year-end donation!

    I hope you can find it in your hearts to help, even if it is just a little. Every little bit helps, and with the matching it adds up to do some real good for some very needy horses. You can see how BEWF helps horses by visiting the "Your Generosity Shows" page on the website.

    For more information and how to donate, please visit the website at: http://www.brennanequinewelfarefund.com/index.html

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!
    Founder & Donor/Account Advisor
    Brennan Equine Welfare Fund
  • Original Poster

    Bumping up....I mean, who couldn't use a tax deduction and help equines in need at the same time??
    Plus, where else that you could donate where 98% of your donation directly helps the horses?
    Founder & Donor/Account Advisor
    Brennan Equine Welfare Fund


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      Founder & Donor/Account Advisor
      Brennan Equine Welfare Fund
      Do you take a salary from the fund? Are your complete financials posted?
      The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.


      • Original Poster

        Originally posted by 7HL View Post
        Do you take a salary from the fund? Are your complete financials posted?
        No, I do not take a salary from the fund. All volunteer. All advertising materials, postage, etc. are donated.
        Brennan Equine Welfare Fund (BEWF) is set up through The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF). It is a 501(c)(3) community foundation with many funds under its umbrella. It is through them that BEWF has its own 501(c)(3), so any donation to BEWF is tax deductible. Financials are posted under The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, but that includes all funds within the GCF (where there are some salaries paid). BEWF does not do a separate 990 tax form.BEWF is what is called a Donor Advised Fund, meaning I run my own show as far as control over who gets awarded grants from the BEWF fund. In 2010, 98% of all donations to BEWF went to grant funding. The other 2% went to maintain an interest-bearing accoung for the BEWF-specific fund.

        Charity Navigator rates The Greater Cincinnati Foundation four stars (highest rating) http://www.charitynavigator.org/inde...ary&orgid=3772

        As for Brennan Equine Welfare Fund specifically, here is the aforementioned 2010 chart- http://www.brennanequinewelfarefund....ontjpg0001.jpg

        Thanks for asking!!! If you have any more questions for me or would like a contact at GCF to talk to about BEWF, let me know!
        Founder & Donor/Account Advisor
        Brennan Equine Welfare Fund