The Upstate Intergroup is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit.
We do adhere to the same guidelines as the G.S.O as outlined below and which can be found in G.S.O Pamphlet MG-15 A.A. Guidelines Finance
What is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit?
A 501 (c)(3) is a type of organization or corporation classified as a charity that’s able to accept charitable contributions. Contributions given to a 501(c)(3) are tax deductible when given before the close of the tax year. A pledge or promise to pay does not count. All 501(c)(3) organizations must be approved by the IRS under a rigorous approval process. If an organization is certified 501(c)(3), as most well known charitable organizations are, it’s safe to give a donation knowing that it can be tax deductible.
Question: Can our group accept donations from local businesses or other non-A.A. individuals or organizations? Can our group make a donation to a local homeless shelter, treatment facility, etc.?
Answer: Alcoholics Anonymous accepts no outside contributions. In accordance with the Sixth Tradition, A.A. makes no contributions to any outside organization or cause, no matter how worthy.
Question: Is there a limit to how much an A.A. member can contribute to Upstate Intergroup?
Answer: Yes. That limit is $5,000 a year.
Question: Are there limits on the amount of money an A.A. group or an A.A. event can contribute to Upstate Intergroup?
Question: Does Upstate Intergroup accept contributions by credit card?
Answer: Yes. Using Paypal.
Question: Does Upstate Intergroup have a Recurring Contributions System?
Answer: Yes. Using Paypal we permit online contributions to allow members to set up “Recurring Contributions,” so that members can set up contributions to Upstate Intergroup on a recurring basis.