501(c)(3) Donation Letter

Written by True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF® | Reviewed by Editorial Team

Updated on December 14, 2022

501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Donation Letter

Donors who contribute more than $250 to a 501(c)(3) are required to be given a written receipt of their donation, often called a donation letter or donation acknowledgement. These letters are not optional; the organization may choose their preferred format, but they are required to contain certain information.

501(c)(3) Donation Letter FAQs

What is a 501(c)(3) organization?

A 501(c)(3) organization is a non-profit organization with tax exempt status that is dedicated to the general well-being of society.

What is a 501(c)(3) donation letter?

Donors who contribute more than $250 to a 501(c)(3) are required to be given a written receipt of their donation, often called a donation letter or donation acknowledgement.

Is a 501(c)(3) organization tax exempt?

A 501(c)(3) organization is tax exempt so long as it remains true to its stated mission and remains compliant with the IRS.

What does 501(c)(3) mean?

501(c)(3) is the internal revenue code (IRC) section for organizations with tax exempt status. 501(c)(3) falls under internal revenue code 501(c).

About the Author

True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

True Tamplin is a published author, public speaker, CEO of UpDigital, and founder of Finance Strategists.

True is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF®), author of The Handy Financial Ratios Guide, a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, contributes to his financial education site, Finance Strategists, and has spoken to various financial communities such as the CFA Institute, as well as university students like his Alma mater, Biola University, where he received a bachelor of science in business and data analytics.

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