Please Read our Gift Acceptance Policy

Acceptance of any contribution, gift or grant is at the discretion of the Parelli Foundation. The Parelli Foundation will not accept any gift unless it can be used or expended consistently with the purpose and mission of the Parelli Foundation.

No irrevocable gift, whether outright or life-income in character, will be accepted if under any reasonable set of circumstances the gift would jeopardize the donor’s financial security.

The Parelli Foundation will refrain from providing advice about the tax or other treatment of gifts and will encourage donors to seek guidance from their own professional advisers to assist them in the process of making their decisions.

Gifts of in-kind services will be accepted at the discretion of the Parelli Foundation.

Certain other gifts, real property, personal property, in-kind gifts, non-liquid securities, and contributions whose sources are not transparent or whose use is restricted in some manner, must be reviewed prior to acceptance due to the special obligations raised or liabilities they may pose for the Parelli Foundation.

The Parelli Foundation will provide acknowledgments to donors meeting IRS substantiation requirements for property received by the charity as a gift. However, except for gifts of cash and publicly traded securities, no value shall be ascribed to any receipt or other form of substantiation of a gift received by Parelli Foundation.

The Parelli Foundation will respect the intent of the donor relating to gifts for restricted purposes and those relating to the desire to remain anonymous. With respect to anonymous gifts, the Parelli Foundation will restrict information about the donor to only those staff members with a need to know.

The Parelli Foundation will not compensate, whether through commissions, finders’ fees, or other means, any third party for directing a gift or a donor to the Parelli Foundation.

All gifts to the Parelli Foundation shall be considered final.  No gifts shall be eligible for return or refund.

As of November 1, 2020, 15% of any gift of more than $500 dedicated by the donor for a specified purpose (i.e. particular program) will be allocated to Parelli Foundation’s general fund. This small percentage will enable the Parelli Foundation to best steward these dollars through carrying out our day to day work contributing to the lives of both horses and people.


Revision History

As of November 1, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Parelli Foundation adopted this Gift Acceptance Policy.