What kind of organization is the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation?
The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) is a United States federally recognized 501(c)3 organization. Corporations which receive such non-profit status are subject to strict standards of governing and of financial accountability. A Board of Directors carefully guides the organization to adhere to the letter and spirit of the laws which regulate non-profits.
The RPF conducts activities in accordance with its bylaws which demonstrate a recognized charitable purpose. More about the charitable mission of the RPF can be found on our About page.
Some important implications of being a non-profit charity:
- Financial contributions to the organization are tax deductible for US taxpayers.
- All official activities of the organization must support its mission.
- The organization is governed by an elected Board of Directors who do not directly profit from governing the organization.
- Annual reports are made open to inspection.
More information about non-profits:
RPF annual reports highlight the accomplishments and activities of each given year.