BBB Reliability Report for
|Address:||3245 Eliot St # 211 |
|Denver, CO 80211-3243|
|Report Creation Date:||February 8, 2012|
|Report Expiration Date:||November 8, 2014|
|Original Business Start Date:||April 1983|
|Principal:||Mel Rael, Executive Director|
|Customer Contact:||Mel Rael, Executive Director|
|Incorporated:||April 1983, CO|
|Type of Business:||Charity - Local, Charity - Community Development & Civic Organizations|
|BBB Accreditation:||This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.|
The purpose of Caring Connection is to raise financial support for our member agencies, to offer a recognized choice for giving in the work place, and to provide other valuable human services to the community.
This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.
BBB Charity Seal Participation
Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.
Caring Connection is comprised of local and statewide nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of some of Colorado's most vulnerable people. By participating in workplace giving campaigns, Caring Connection raises money for human services, educational, arts and cultural programs and those who work to end sexual and domestic violence while providing an opportunity for individual donors to directly support the organizations they believe in.
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
According to Caring Connection's Audited Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2011:
* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.
All charitable organizations soliciting contributions in Colorado -- with a few specific exceptions listed in the Charitable Solicitations Act at 6-16-104(6)(a)-(c), C.R.S. -- must submit an initial registration statement with the Secretary of State and receive a registration number. After the initial registration, annual registration statements must be renewed each year by the 5th day of the fifth month after the close of the organizationâ€™s fiscal year. In addition, all solicitation campaigns utilizing paid solicitors as defined at 6-16-103(7), C.R.S. must be listed on separate Solicitation Notices, which should be filed online by the paid solicitor.
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