Funding, Membership and CVW's Tax Status
Clean Virginia Waterways' various projects are funded by grants from foundations, businesses, government agencies and gifts from concerned citizens. Since 1999, Clean Virginia Waterways (CVW) has been a statewide, nonprofit, educational program of Longwood University, a state university that has 501(c)(3) status. All donations to CVW are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. CVW follows the University's fiscal processes, and meets all the University's fiscal regulations. CVW's accounts are audited every year as part of the University's audit.
In addition to having 501(c)(3) status through the University, CVW is also incorporated as a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation in Virginia. CVW is governed by a Board of Directors.
CVW has no formal membership dues, but donations are very appreciated and will go directly to supporting our programs. Because of our affiliation with Longwood University, which provides office space and in-kind support, CVW is extremely efficient with all donated money. Anyone can be part of CVW by donating time to the Cleanups or other activities. To volunteer for a Cleanup, click here. Or, to organize a cleanup event, see Site Captain Duties.
Major funding sources in the past include:
Longwood University located in Farmville Longwood University provides office space, fiscal management, email and computer support, interns and other substantial in-kind support of CVW Virginia Environmental Endowment The Dave Matthews Band DMB provided funding for a several Teachers' Workshops on Virginia's water resources. See our Press Release. Philip Morris, USA & Altria The International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia, 2003-2011 The Ocean Conservancy The International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia, 1998-2011 Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund (from Virginia's Chesapeake Bay license plates)
2007: For "Train The Trainer" Rain Barrel Workshops
2008-09: To Expand CVW's Rain Barrel program
2010-11: To support the 2010 International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia
2011-12: To support the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (Litter Prevention and Recycling Grant) The International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia, 1998-2001 Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (Citizen Monitoring Grant) For the Appomattox River Water Quality Monitoring Program 2000, 2002-03, 2005-07, 2009-11 Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Virginia Coastal Programs Promotional support of the International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia's coastal communities The Town and County Beautification Council (Prince Edward County) For the Appomattox River Water Quality Monitoring Program Prince Edward County For the Appomattox River Water Quality Monitoring Program Bank of America The International Coastal Cleanup, 2002-2005 (these years, CVW organized the ICC in Washington D.C. thanks to BoA support) Delmarva Power
T-shirts were provided by Delmarva Power to every ICC volunteer on Virginia's Eastern Shore, 2005-07
Dominion Foundation 2011 International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia (increase volunteers from businesses and schools) BoatUS Foundation 2011 International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia (increase involvement by boaters & marinas) Magid Glove & Safety Manufacturing Co, LLC Gloves donated for the International Coastal Cleanup -- 2011 Anonymous (Gift from a Foundation) Capacity building for CVW
Please consider a tax-deductible contribution
Contributions are always welcomed and are tax deductible. Since Longwood University provides office space to CVW, every dollar donated is put directly to work on CVW's educational and stewardship projects -- not to paying "overhead" expenses. Learn how you or your business can support the work of Clean Virginia Waterways through a donation click here.
To learn how you or your business can support our programs, please contact Clean Virginia Waterways' executive director, Katie Register (phone: 434-395-2602 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
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