Tax-Deductible Contributions to Home Builders Care
Information for Donors
The Home Builders Care Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization.
Donations to our organization are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by
law. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is 52-1389604. Home Builders Care will
issue a receipt for your donation.
Our Financial Information
A copy of our most recent financial statement is available upon request by contacting
our office. We will do our best to respond to your request Within 30 days. You may
also view our most recent 990 tax form as well as access our audit reports via the
Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable
Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State, State
House, Annapolis, MD 21401 for the cost of copying and postage.
Project-specific cash and in-kind contributions are generally solicited and generated
as new projects are undertaken. Please contact the HBCF office at 301-445-5410 for
more information as to our current or future needs.
Key Elements of Our Fundraising Policy
Home Builders Care Foundation does not hire outside fund raisers or pay fund raisers
on a percentage basis. Volunteers who solicit contributions for Home Builders Care
Foundation are monitored by our Fundraising Committee.
The Home Builders Care Foundation will inform all donors of its intentions for using
donated funds and assure donors that their gifts will be used for the purpose in
which they were given. When funds are accepted by HBCF with conditions, Home Builders
Care Foundation will honor those conditions to the best of its ability.
Requests by donors to remain anonymous, have their names removed from mailing lists,
or restrict telephone appeals will be honored. Information about donors that should
be private will not be made public. Home Builders Care Foundation does not sell or
share our donor list(s) except with MNCBIA, our affiliate association.
Home Builders Care Foundation may elect to refuse gifts of cash, securities, real
estate or other items of value if the board of directors has reason to believe such
gifts are inappropriate or if it determined that the gift would not further our mission.
All questionable gifts will be brought to the attention of the executive committee
for guidance on a case-by-case basis.
HBCF has adopted the following Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition
of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy
merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective
donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they
are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends
to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their
To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board,
and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with
confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest
to the donor will be professional in nature.
To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization
or hired solicitors.
To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an
organization may intend to share.
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful
and forthright answers.
The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals
(AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement
and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to
Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations. Officially adopted by
the Home Builders Care Foundation Board of Directors on April 16, 2009.
Click here to view HBCF's Donor Recognition Benefits by Levels of Giving.
Thank you for considering a contribution to Home Builders Care!