Dallas Area Interfaith maintains two Texas registered non-profit corporations:
- "Dallas Area Interfaith Sponsoring Committee" is designated by the US Internal Revenue Service as qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and we suggest you consult your tax professional as to how you may be able to claim a deduction on your tax return for any contribution. (CLICK HERE to download a PDF copy)
- "Dallas Area Interfaith, Inc." is designated by the US Internal Revenue Service as qualified under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to it may not be tax deductible. (Determination letter available upon request.)
Each legal entity has its own corporate officers, board of directors, bank account and accounting system. Both entities are non-partisan, supporting no candidate or party in any election. However, to be sure no contact with elected or appoint public officials is deemed an unallowed action by a 501(c)(3) organization, all such activities are undertaken by and paid for by Dallas Area Interfaith, Inc., the 501(c)(4) entity.
Generally, donations and contributions that are not designated by the donor for one or the other organization are deposited according to the following guidelines:
- Dues contributed by member institutions are deposited with Dallas Area Interfaith, Inc.
- Contributions and donations received from private and public companies and corporations for which a business expense will be claimed are deposited with Dallas Area Interfaith, Inc.
- Contributions and donations from private individuals and those entities which might potentially benefit by claiming a tax deduction for a charitable donation are deposited with Dallas Area Interfaith Sponsoring Committee.