The donations from the Nyamekye Foundation are intended to recognize and support the important work of nonprofit organizations.
The following organizations are eligible to receive donations from the Nyamekye Foundation. The recipient organization must be nonprofit, tax-exempt, and hold a current Section 501c3 determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service.
- Accredited educational institutions, including primary, secondary, technical, and specialized schools, universities, and graduate and professional schools
- Nonprofit community and civic organizations
- Nonprofit hospital and healthcare agencies
- Nonprofit social service organizations or charitable organizations that are nonprofit, for example, soup kitchens, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and the American Diabetes Association
- Nonprofit environmental organizations
The following organizations/donations are not eligible to receive donations
- Contributions to scholarship funds where the scholarship recipient is designated by the donor
- Nonmonetary donations, such as a donated vehicle
- Tuition payments and membership fees to alumni associations
- Contributions in support of athletic programs (e.g., athletic booster clubs or athletic scholarships)
- Gifts to social, religious or political groups
- Organizations that are membership based such as dues to clubs
- Subscription fees for publications
- Payments to institutions in return for benefits or services
- Gifts for the private benefit of specified individuals without a documented need
- Recommendation to the Board of Directors
- Presentation to the board members via e-mail or formal presentation during a scheduled meeting
- Unanimous consent of the Board of Directors
Please forward all questions via e-mail to Camille Farkas, Executive Director, at
- Charities may be asked to provide an annual report. This report should reflect all income sources and the percentages of income allocated to charitable work, administrative costs and fundraising.
- Nonprofit organizations taking in more than $25,000 annually must file Form 990 with the IRS. This form is open to public inspection and gives a breakdown of revenue, expenses and service accomplishments. We reserve the right to ask to review this report.
- We reserve the right to request to view independent audit documents.