Announcing: Agreement with CACEF enables tax-deductible contributions to HTR

In early November, Heart of the River and the Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund entered into an agreement which provides a structure whereby HTR can receive contributions which are tax-deductible for the donor.  This is a mechanism whereby a community group, which is not  an IRS-designated 501(c) 3 public welfare organization, can be sponsored by a 501(c) 3 via a Fiscal Agency whereby the sponsoring organization receives the earmarked contributions and holds them on account and disperses the funds as needed by the sponsored group. The sponsored organization must ensure to comply with IRS requirements, i.e. that that none of its activities constitute legislative lobbying or political or religious advocacy.   Heart of the River is grateful to CACEF for providing its Fiscal Agency services.  HTR will use contributions to support its ongoing activities related to educating the community about the multiple benefits and values of a free-flowing White River.

Contributions to Heart of the River Coalition can be made payable to “CACEF”, with Heart of the River” written on the check’s memo line, and mailed to CACEF, 603 E. Washington Street, Suite 502, Indianapolis Indiana 46204.   

The following descriptive information about CACEF is posted on its website–

CACEF’s Mission

To improve the quality of life of all inhabitants of the State of Indiana, achieved through conducting research, public education and development efforts to conserve natural resources, protect the environment and provide affordable access to essential human services.


Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund (CACEF) is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1976 to address issues of economic, social and environmental concern. Often CACEF partners with the Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana (CAC), a 501(c)4 membership organization that works statewide on consumer, health and environmental issues. Over the last thirty years these organizations have contributed measurably to improving the lives of Hoosiers from all socio-economic spheres.

The sister organization of CACEF is the Citizens Action Coalition, a 501(c)4 organization founded in 1974, which works on many of the same initiatives through a focus on initiating, facilitating and coordinating citizen action and advocacy.




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