IRS regulations require that contributions of $250 or more have
documentation from the legal nonprofit entity receiving the
Per the IRS, “a section 501(c)(3) organization must not be organized
or operated for the benefit of private interests. No part of the net
earnings of a section 501(c)(3) organization may inure to the benefit
of any private shareholder or individual.”
The IRS requires that 501(c)(3) organizations must not be organized
or operated for the benefit of private interests.
There are a few specific guidelines—some required by the Internal
Revenue Service—that ensure that sales are conducted with legal and
Due to the strict IRS and reporting standards, volunteers may not
apply for grant funding of any kind. Generally, a grant requires a
formal application to be submitted.