GO Charities was incorporated in 2020 in the State of California, USA. We are a state-licensed nonprofit with a mission statement to help those in need in the Philippines. We do this mainly through wholesale rice buying as well as providing other needed services.
We are incorporated under the name, GO Charities International Inc.
Our 501(c)(3) status from the IRS was approved on 2/04/2021. Your donation will be tax-exempt with GO Charities International. Just after donating, you will receive an email with all of the information you need for your taxes. If needed, please request an end-of-year receipt by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Federal tax-ID number is: EIN 85-3446078
As well as this website, we can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/gocharities and also Instagram at: www.instagram.com/gocharities2020 We encourage you to join these groups to get the latest information about the charity!
GO Charities realizes there is food insecurity for many families in the Philippines. We are committed to providing our rice grains and other services, at no cost, to those who need it the most.
Our board members and volunteers do not profit from this charity. Our only fees are to the website hosting company, a small bank fee and a small 10% fee to the rice-buyer in the Philippines. We are currently operating with a 15% overheard, meaning that 85% of all donations go directly to the people in need!
The typical charity spends 75 percent of its budget on its charitable programs, according to Charity Navigator. Look for nonprofits (like GO Charities) that hit or come close to that benchmark. The rest of a typical charity's budget goes to administrative costs (15 percent) and fundraising (10 percent). GO Charities is currently in the "A" category with overall grades ranging from F to A+
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In mid-2020, GO Charities' board-members discovered that they can buy rice at wholesale prices and provide it to those in need, sometimes saving up to 40% over retail buying. With that knowledge, a nonprofit was born and we were determined to GO make a difference!
9/28/2020 Articles of Incorporation of a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation are filed with the State of California.
10/3/2020 www.gocharities.org is formed. Preliminary ideas for the website design are put together. .ph, .net, .org, .us and .info are also purchased.
11/1/2020 Our Board of Directors was finalized. Bylaws and Conflict of Interest forms were signed. We are excited to GO help others!
11/10/2020 Our 501(c)(3) application form 1023 was sent off to the feds for approval. With this designation, our donors will have the ability to deduct their contributions from their tax bill.
11/13/2020 58 haircuts were given today at our first haircutting event in Gabut, Northern Luzon. As these events make a huge difference in people's lives, we hope to continue with these "other services" in the future.
2/04/2021 We have joined www.naffaa.org , the National Association of Filipino American Associations. Since 1997, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) promotes the welfare and well-being of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. As a non-partisan and non-profit organization, NaFFAA is the largest national affiliation of Filipino American institutions, umbrella organizations, and individuals. Its fifteen-member regions cover the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands.
2/04/2021 Our 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS has finally been approved! We can now officially offer tax-free donations to our donors!
2/17/2021 See us AND donate to our charity at the Great Nonprofits website! GO Charities International Inc. Reviews and Ratings | Stockton, CA | Donate, Volunteer, Review | GreatNonprofits
7/01/2021 We are now accepting vehicle donations! Your donation is a tax-deduction for you or your business! Please contact us for details on this new program.
11/01/2021 We are very excited to have received our first vehicle donation! The proceeds from this donation will help hundreds of individuals! Click on the Stories and Updates link to see our progress with all events!
12/11/2021 Now accepting PayPal! Having more payment options helps both the charity AND our generous donors. Check out our shop/donate page
Stay tuned to this page for more information as it comes.