Combat Feathers is a true non-profit and a number of our bylaws clearly reflect this fact:
Combat Feathers has been organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Combat Feathers Board of Directors are volunteers and do not receive a salary.
The salaries of the officers and employees, if any, shall be fixed from time to time by resolution of the Board of Directors. In all cases, any salaries received by officers or any other employees of Combat Feathers, shall not exceed the median household income of the state that they live in, unless otherwise approved by a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors.
No member of the Board of Directors, officers or any other person exercising supervisory power in Combat Feathers, or any of their close relatives, can individually benefit from the receipt of any specific donation and/or grant funds received.
Unless otherwise specified by a donor (donor can request which state his or her donation stays in to help service members or veterans in that respective state), donations received will go into a general fund for all service members and veterans who need emergency financial assistance and/or gas and grocery gift cards.
Combat Feathers will maintain that 85% or more of all donated funds goes directly to service members or veterans in the form of emergency financial assistance and/or gas and grocery gift cards.
Combat Feathers will maintain that 15% or less of all donated funds goes towards operating expenses, which will include, but not be limited to, salaries of all employees, marketing materials, rent, utilities and insurance.
Combat Feathers has a no alcohol policy. Combat Feathers will not spend any donated money, or grant money, on alcohol. Combat Feathers understands that there will be fundraisers for Combat Feathers that will include alcohol, at that organizers discretion and liability.
To ensure that Combat Feathers operates in a manner consistent with charitable purposes and does not engage in activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt status, tri-monthly reviews shall be conducted at the Board of Directors meetings. The review shall include:
a. Complete review of the Treasurers report.
b. Ensure that donation and/or grant money received are allocated at 85% to service members and veterans and 15% for operating expenses.
c. Monitor all partnerships, joint ventures and arrangements with Combat Feathers and make sure they conform to the Combat Feathers bylaws and are properly recorded, further the Combat Feathers charitable purposes and do not result in inurement and impermissible private benefit.