In response to a few recent email inquiries that have come through (I guess everyone is now in “tax season” mode), yes, the Keep NJ Safe Foundation IS a registered 501(c)3 public charity, and as such, donors can deduct contributions they make to this organization under IRC Section 170.
However…we do not currently accept donations of any kind. Since its inception in 2009, this organization has always been a “labor of love”, and I’ve been personally funding the costs associated with KNJS (i.e. the website hosting, photo copying, postage, etc). All of our Board members and Advisory Board participants also volunteer their time, without any compensation.
I would like to expand our outreach and education services at some point, which will require more resources than I can fund by myself, so we will eventually set up a way to donate, but we’re just not there yet. In the meantime, for those who have expressed a desire to support our efforts, thank you. For now, we simply appreciate your moral support, in the form of letter-writing and sharing our Call to Action info as needed.
— Lisa Yakomin, Executive Director