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Removing Barriers and Building Bridges

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501-C3 Information

On January 1, 2016, the board of Wiconi (formerly Wiconi International) finalized a decision to become the fourth member of the Indigenous Pathways family of ministries ( Indigenous Pathways is a 501(c) 3 non-sectarian, non-profit corporation dedicated to working together with the Indigenous community to develop and articulate Indigenous perspectives in theology and community practice.

The funds you entrust to us continue to be prayerfully and responsibly managed for the use of current programs of Wiconi as well as the development of new initiatives consistent with its founding vision.

When did Indigenous Pathways receive IRS Certification?

In December 1992 the IRS issued a determination letter recognizing Wiconi International as a 501 (c) 3 organization. When Wiconi became a member of the Indigenous Pathways family its 501(c) 3 was renamed and retained for the new relationship.

What does being a 501 (c) 3, tax-exempt organization mean?

The term "tax-exempt," when used in reference to non-profit organizations, generally refers to the net profits (proceeds over and above expenses) of an organization being exempt from federal and/or state income tax. While a non-profit organization can be established by incorporating, the entity is not automatically tax-exempt upon creation with the state. Tax-exemption can usually be achieved only through applying for and receiving Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approval.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, because we are a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization, your donation is deductible to the full amount allowed by law. Please check with your tax preparer for specifics.