You are the reason we are able to do our work. Your privacy and trust are of the utmost importance to us.
The Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Preservation Virginia does not sell your information to any third parties or share it in any way.
990’s and Audited Financial Statements
Form 990s and Audited Financial Statements provide transparency to the public and demonstrate to the IRS that we meet the standards set for tax-exempt nonprofits. 990s hold nonprofits accountable to supporters and potential supporters, listing information such as diversion of assets, the existence of an independent board as a governing body, compensation policies and the existence of audited financials composed by an independent accountant. We want to be as transparent as possible and assure our donors that contributions to Preservation Virginia support our mission and are designated correctly.