Neighborhood Harvest Project granted 501(c)3 Status
A big milestone reached
Round Rock, Texas, Sept 22, 2009 – Neighborhood Harvest Project, a not-for-profit organization promoting local food in Round Rock, today announced it has been granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has classified Neighborhood Harvest Project as a public charity, which means that contributions to the organization are tax exempt.
“Receiving 501(c)3 status is a big milestone for us,” said Lori Ferris, president and co-founder of Neighborhood Harvest Project (NHP). “It will make it much easier for us to obtain grants, financial contributions and in-kind donations. That support will allow us to help others in our community have the space and knowledge to grow their own food.”
Jeff Ferris, Education Coordinator for NHP, said, “Our plans are to open a community garden soon, where we will have plots available for rent. We’ll also be offering monthly workshops on gardening subjects and occasional special events, like a semi-annual plant sale. The 501(c)3 status will be very helpful to us in reaching these goals.”
Neighborhood Harvest Project is a 501(c)3 public charity, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a healthy local food system in the Round Rock area through the development of community gardens, and by providing education in sustainable organic gardening techniques. It was founded in 2009. See their website (www.neighborhoodharvestproject.org) for more information, or join the Round Rock Community of Gardeners (www.rrcommunitygardens.ning.com) for garden discussions and notifications of upcoming events. The team also posts updates on Twitter @TeamNHP and on their Facebook page.