2012 Terms and Conditions for Eligible Charities
1. No purchase necessary. A purchase does not increase odds of winning.
2. The charity must be a public charity which is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and to which contributions are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code. The charity cannot be a private foundation.
- The applicant is not a school, part of a school system, education foundation or government entity.
- If the applicant is a house of worship, it must demonstrate that it operates a social service program that is open to the public and involves no religious activities.
- The primary offices of the nonprofit are located in Michigan.
3. The charity must be in good standing and compliance with the laws and regulations of the State of Michigan and must be able to produce supporting documentation upon request.
5. To be considered for the award, the applicant must demonstrate that this award will contribute to a higher, sustainable level of community service for a broad population pursuant to its mission. Final determination of sufficient benefit to the charity and community rests solely with Trivalent.
6. While all charities are encouraged to participate, it is the intent of Trivalent to benefit local charities with limited resources for these needed improvements. Therefore, to maximize eligibility, the applying charity should have an operating budget of $10,000,000 or less.
- Organizations may exclude the value of in-kind donations from their total operating budget.
- Organizations may also exclude pass-through grant amounts if it can be demonstrated as such.
8. Funds cannot be used for operational expenditures i.e. salaries – and must be capital in nature with the intent to improve the efficiency and productivity via technology of the nonprofit.
9. All determinations regarding eligibility shall be determined by Trivalent in its sole discretion.
The Trivalent Group Selection Committee will review all applications prior to posting nominees on the TGCompassionIT.com website for public review and vote. Public voting will be used to help the selection process, but will not make up the entire criteria for selection. The Selection Committee will report all public votes and submit recommendations based on the predefined selection criteria to the Final Evaluation Board to determine the Top 5 nonprofits. This process will be repeated for the second round of voting to determine the final award winner. The Final Evaluation Board will vote on all final funding decisions.