Our co-founders, when organizing Autism Citizen, Inc., realized that several commitments were required, and they pledged to keep those throughout their lives and the lifespan of the entity.
In reviewing the potential mechanisms for filing our application for public charity status, our founders discovered the brand new (at the time) 1023EZ form from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Everything that nonprofit guidance organizations said suggested this was a very bad form and that the IRS would over-regulate the organizations using it.
Our position was clear, we have nothing to hide, and so whatever degree of regulation is imposed would present no problem. As long as we’re not violating the law, why worry? Only disreputable entities should ever be concerned about regulation.
Nine months later, one of those nay-sayers contacted us to ask if things we experienced were in any way different than the experiences of other nonprofits who used the full 1023 form. Our answer was – “…no difference and certainly no over-regulation.”
Overall, our position is simple, we are fully committed to transparency. We disclose and publish all our public filings, and will continue doing so, even to the point of exceeding any requirements. That commitment was rewarded by Guidestar Exchange, which reviews and rates nonprofits by their transparency, awarded us their Gold Participant medallion.
We are publishing our key documents here, as part of our transparency policy. We will continue to update this page with any relevant documents. Many of the linked pages below contain multi-page PDF files embedded within the page. To view subsequent pages, mouse over. A control bar will appear at the bottom of the PDF enabling you to control pagination, among other guidelines.