On the recommendation by our nonprofit law counsel, we are sharing this information and encourage you to read through it before making a donations.
We have submitted the final application for official 501(c)(3) status. According to the IRS, once they approve a filed exemption application, exempt status is recognized back to the date the organization was created. Thus, while an application is pending, the organization can treat itself as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) - more information on this straight from the IRS.
If the organization ultimately qualifies for exemption for the period in which the contribution is made, the contribution will be tax-deductible by the donor.
Still, contributors to the organization do not have advance assurance of deductibility because the exemption is pending, if the organization ultimately does not qualify for exemption, then the contribution will not be tax deductible.
Lowest Highest Foundation's legal counsel is a highly regarded nonprofit specialist and would not file our application if she wasn't very confident that it will be accepted. There is only a very small chance that it will not be, but it does exist and we want you to know that.
We appreciate you considering a donation. It may be better for you to wait and we are fine with that. If you do decide to donate, we will send you a written acknowledgment of your gift and we will update you regarding our tax status at that time.
Thank you, whether it is today or once we have official status, backing this mission will mean the world to us and to those we affect.
If you choose to donate, please include your physical or email address so we can send a tax deductible note.
Checks payable to:
Lowest Highest Foundation
2250 Sand Hill Rd - Suite 150
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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About the Foundation
You can help us do a lot more than explore.
All 3 of us have each adventured in parts of the world and witnessed the bleak difference between what it means to have a disability where you have optimism, hope, and societal support, and what it looks like when you don't.
This is why we created the Lowest Highest Foundation.
Mohamed Lahna grew up in Morocco. Born with a birth defect, his life took a fortuitous turn for the better when he got to meet a paralympic swimmer at a young age. It opened up his eyes to the possibillities - he too could do amazing things.
André Kajlich woke up in a hospital bed after a 3 week coma to find himself and his life forever changed. It was the stories of other amputees, those that lost a leg but overcame to do incredible things, that gave him hope that he too could have a great life.
Lucas Onan, did something too probably.
We create content and programs to inspire others and allow them to live their most amazing life.
Lowest Highest Foundation conducts charitable and educational activities to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities, particularly in parts of the world where disabled people are marginalized.
We especially promote fair treatment of people with disabilities by holding educational and outreach events.
In addition we will provide adaptive equipment to disabled people so they can fully integrate into the communities where they live and work.