The IRS has determined that the Clay Center of New Orleans is officially a 501(c)3 public charity! We received our determination letter in the mail yesterday, a full month before we were expecting a decision. All donations to the Clay Center that date back to February 1, 2017 are deductible on your 2017 tax returns!
A big huge thanks goes out to the ELLA Project, a non-profit organization that provides artists of all disciplines and grassroots non-profits with legal assistance, arts business advice, intensive entrepreneurial training, and business development workshops. Lawyers with the ELLA Project reviewed our application for 501(c)3 status before we sent it off to the IRS, and their advice was invaluable! We are so grateful that this resource exists to provide legal help to the artists and arts organizations of New Orleans.