Take Note: I personally prefer private donations,and would like to veer completely away from any government monies/grants..
The highest amount of donations have Indeed come from: Private donors,and that Is what I prefer! = not being from: grants/government,union,special interest ties...I appreciate the past MOHF grants,but private donations are prefered;I will be contacting the IRS VERY SOON! To Make sure they understand the concept.
UPDATE: I SENT A LETTER TO THE IRS -The End Of August 2014: CERTIFIED,REGISTERED,AND THEY HAD RECEIVED IT ON: SEPTEMBER 2,2014 it was Stamped/sighned by them = yes they received it - You do the math = it is now the end of April 2015 ; that I am typing/updating this = 8 months later!! I HAVE STILL NOT GAINED A RESPONSE FROM THEM? MY ADVICE TO THE IRS - IS THAT THEY WILL COMPLY.IF I KEEP SEEING MY ORGANIZATION: SECOND CHANCE WILDLIFE, INC. ON THE WEB; BEING IDENTIFIED AS RECEIVING GOVERNMENT FUNDING,AND ANY OTHER FALSE #'S THAT OTHERS ARE FALSELY QUOTING - MY STRONG ADVICE TO THOSE PUTTING THESE LINKS OUT THERE AS SUCH - IS TO STOP DOING SO IMMEDIATELY! IT IS NOT MY FAULT THE IRS SEEMS TO NOT KNOW HOW TO GET BACK TO ME = I GUESS THEY PICK AND CHOOSE ,NOW DONT THEY...
I TOO TYPED THIS PRIOR TO EVEN SENDING THE IRS A LETTER:
LET ME BE CLEAR;I want everyone to know, and understand, that This Is mine and my husbands home,out-buildings,and personal PRIVATE property = It Is all paid with My/Our personal account, including: Insurances,Taxes.. are paid with my/our personal account-monies.I absolutely love my beautiful bear facilities, and rehabilitating, and observing bears,and educating the general public ,and I just want to set the record straight,and that Is; that we are not a government run organization! If the IRS Is not aware of this,and If I need to make changes within the 501c3 for any particular reason that may be suggesting that we are; I will be Making changes. Listen ;I respect many others whom work with bears, and I have a good communication for the most part with Maine State biologist,I am not saying it is perfect,but they certainly understand I do not play games, nor am I In the mood = We eventually get things worked out..I dislike special interest,ridiculous red tape,government,union influence at times = any sort of power grab! I have had some communication issues with MDIFW,and too past CPA's, Accountants,LAWYERS...But I am TRYING TO move forward ,and have simply been trying to get everything worked out and resolved.
Dawn L. Brown
Bear Rehabilitation,research & release
90 Mountain Road
New Sharon Maine 04955
Home phone 207.778.2902