Information for Donors
Donor Bill of Rights
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. We are also a registered charity in good standing with the State of Maryland.
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 Guidestar website.
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 301-776-6212 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 Board of Directors.
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 MBIA, 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.
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:
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.