Why does ACIL need your donation?

Donations are a vital tool to aid ACIL in reaching it's goal of assisting persons with disabilities throughout the area we serve.

As a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization, ACIL relies heavily on donations from individuals, businesses and other groups. These additional funds enable us to conduct activities and complete projects not supported through federal and state grants.


Is my donation tax deductable?

Yes. As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, our Center can provide a receipt for any donation for tax purposes.


Are there policies in place that determine how donations will be used by ACIL?

Yes. Our Governing Board has established guidelines and procedures to follow which are reflected in the chart below.

Use Prior Board Approval? Per Year Limit Per Use Limit
Non-federal matching funds that can be used to match federal grants Yes, for any expenditure over 50% of the fund No No
Costs related to fundraising Yes, 1. Expenditures more than $20,000 for the annual Christmas Party: or 2. Expenditures more than $500 for any other fundraising cost. No No
Establish seperate reserve account (rainy day fund) Yes No No
Meeting refreshments No No Yes, $100
Routine office equipment and supplies not covered by other grant sources Yes, for any expenditure over $500. No No
Activities by ACIL - Sponsored groups and consumer initiatives Yes, for annual amount permitted for Support Group Activities and for IL Skills Training Yes, $100 per year for IL Skills Training No
Activities by non-ACIL groups, but targeted to people with disabilities for purposes compatible with ACIL's mission and purpose Yes, for any combination beyond 2 per year of not more than $100 each No No
Activities by non-ACIL groups, but not targeted to people with disabilities or for purposes compatible with ACIL's mission and purpose No such donations permitted with or without Board approval Yes, $0 Yes, $0

How has the Center used donations in the past?

These are just a few examples:

  • Costs related to our Annual Community Christmas Party and Fund Raiser (building rental, food, silent auction items, etc)

    Sponsored several recreational activities for our support group consumers to enhance social skills and interaction.

    Sponsored two ACIL Board Members as they competed in National Challenged Sports events around the country.


How do I make a donation?

You can send a check or money order to: ACIL, 4710 Chimney Drive, Suite C, Charleston, West Virginia 25302

Be sure to write "donation" on the memo line of your check or money order.