HC4A is a volunteer organization. Your support is vital to run its programs. You can make a Gift so that we can execute on the Scholarship and School Supplies program.
Funds are also required for administration of the charity and for the fundraising events.
Your help is appreciated!
HC4A is eligible for matching grants. Companies such as Dell, Pfizer, AMD, Oracle and many others will match your donations.
Another way to donate is to login your volunteer hours with your company that donates to charities where you volunteer. Companies like Apple, Dell Products do have this program. Please do take advantage of this generosity by your company.
If HC4A is not registered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain documents required for registration.
The proceeds from Foundation Board Memberships are used to create an irrevocable HC4A Endowment Fund whose income can only be used to provide scholarships. 50% of the income is retained, while the other 50% will be used toward scholarships. Each Endowment Fund will have running list of donors. The minimal that can be donated to the Fund is $2,500. Remember, irrevocable Endowment Funds are forever and can never be dissolved. With retained earnings, the fund will grow over time such that a large portion of the scholarships will be awarded also through this fund. It leaves legacy of HC4A and the Foundation Board Members and other donors who contributed to the fund.
At this time, the HC4A Austin, TX has over $100,000 and that is used to establish HC4A Endowment Fund, Austin, To contribute to the Austin Fund, we will soon provide a link here.
HC4A does not have paid staff – it is run by volunteers. The expense categories are:
Operational Expenses: They include insurance, payment processing charges, marketing, services, supplies and such. These are typically paid from General Donations and some of the matching donations.
Fundraising Expenses: This is a large portion of expenses for fundraising event that include cost of venue, food, audio/video/lighting, event marking, printing. HC4A team endeavors to have event sponsors to cover these expenses.
Grants: For School Supplies project, HC4A procures the school supplies from distributors and donates them directly to the schools and other organizations serving homeless children.
Additionally, HC4A awards scholarships to organization serving economically disadvantaged students for vocational training so that they can get better paying jobs.
For entry level students, HC4A provides scholarships to schools who select the students. HC4A works with community colleges to provide scholarships to last year students so complete studies and enter the job market. The last category is providing student through organizations that hand hold the student from enrollment to finding a job, and helping them overcome any road blocks that come in the way.
HC4A expects each scholarship recipient to provide a Thank You letter so that the donors know where the funds are going.
HC4A has a brokerage account where stock donations can be made.
You may participate in our Events where the donation can be made either as an attendee, sponsor or table sponsor.
You may also send a check to the address in the Contact section to make a donation.
We will answer your questions if you call us.
Yes, HC4A will send you a receipt with the relevant information that your accountant can advice you on taking the tax deduction.
HC4A procures the school supplies in bulk competitively and have volunteers come to pack the supplies where inventory of the school supplies is taken – so we know what the school supplies cost. Any excess funds are used for scholarships where the recipient will provide a thank you letter. Additionally, this information is available in HC4A Newsletter.
Firstly, HC4A has a scholarship award ceremony where the funds are distributed to the recipient organizations. Secondly, in many cases, there is an award ceremony where the students receive scholarships. Thirdly, the recipient will send a thank you letter. Additionally, this information is available in HC4A Newsletter.