The Frederick Center, the leading organization for LGBTQ resources and advocacy in central Maryland, announced that its application for tax-exempt status under IRS regulations was officially approved last month. According to the approving letter, the effective date of the exemption is April 5, 2013, meaning all contributions to The Frederick Center since that date are tax-exempt.
Among other benefits, the 501(c)(3) non-profit status clears the way for The Frederick Center to seek funding for its peer support activities.
“The Frederick Center is delighted to finally receive our 501(c)(3) status,” said Executive Director Austin Beach. “Our board has spent many hours working on this in order to kick start our development efforts. We have some pivotal programs in need of funding, especially the outreach to the LGBTQ youth in our central Maryland community.”
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