Texas Water Code
Sec. § 60.561
Eligibility of Charitable Organizations, Federations, and Funds for Participation


(a)

To be eligible to participate in a district employee charitable campaign, a charitable organization must:

(1)

be governed by a voluntary board of citizens that meets at least twice each year to set policy and manage the affairs of the organization;

(2)

if the organizations annual budget:

(A)

does not exceed $100,000, provide a completed Internal Revenue Service Form 990 and an accountants review that offers full and open disclosure of the organizations internal operations; or

(B)

exceeds $100,000, be audited annually in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and

(3)

not spend more than 25 percent of its annual revenue for administrative and fund-raising expenses.

(b)

A federation or fund that seeks participation in a district employee charitable campaign must apply on behalf of itself and its affiliated agencies to the district during the eligibility determination period specified by the district. The district shall review each application and may approve a federation or fund for statewide participation only if the federation or fund qualifies as a charitable organization. The district may approve an affiliated charitable organization for participation only if the organization qualifies as a charitable organization.

(c)

The district may use outside expertise and resources available to it, and rely on a certification of a charitable organization, or determination of qualification by a statewide employee charitable campaign under Section 659.146 (Eligibility of Charitable Organizations in General; Eligibility of Federations and Funds for Statewide Participation), Government Code, to assess the eligibility of a charitable organization that seeks to participate in a district employee charitable campaign.

(d)

An appeal from a decision of the district shall be conducted in the manner prescribed by the commission. The appeals process must permit a charitable organization that is not approved for participation to apply for participation in a district employee charitable campaign.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027 (H.B. 2770), Sec. 17, eff. June 17, 2011.
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