The Calguns Foundation received our official notification from the IRS that we have qualified for the tax exemption under 501 (c) (3) as a public charity. The notification was dated 8/14/2009 and is fully retroactive.

What this means for you: If you've ever donated to CGF, you can claim that donation as a tax exempt charitable donation or rest easily that your earlier exemption claim is correct. That treatment is retroactive to our founding in March of 2008. This also means that if you have a donation matching program at your employer, CGF is now fully qualified to receive those matching corporate donations. If you've held off to take advantage of your company's matching funds, now is the time to start that paperwork.

We will be pulling together a "Thank you" letter campaign for anyone who exceeded $200 per calendar year in donations (which is the level above which you need documentation to take the deduction.) If anyone else who has donated needs or wants a thank you letter for their records, please email and we'll take care of it.

This also brings up that there is no better time than now to donate to CGF. With cases like Sykes and Peña underway and our ongoing successful defenses of falsely accused gun owners, your donations go directly to the front line fight for gun rights!