In May, 2000 the IRS declared that Circus Contraption is a legit nonprofit
in their eyes. This means you can now throw wads o' money our way with
carefree abandon, secure in the knowledge that it's a tax write-off. This
ruling applies retroactively to our legal birthdate -- August 31, 1999.
Don't forget to wring those matching dollars out of your employer!
IRS rules state that non-profit organizations must make certain documents
available to the public. You the people are, after all, the owners of this
crazy outfit. We've taken this idea a step further, linking to additional
See these tasty bits of circus bureaucracy.
(If you don't have it yet, you may need to download and install the free Acrobat
determination letter (PDF, 84K). This is the letter that
corporate donation matching programs and grant-making institutions
want to see. It states that we are a nonprofit organization, exempt
from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.
- Incorporation documents (PDF, 206K). Including Washington State certificate of incorporation, application, and articles of incorporation.
- Bylaws (PDF, 394K).
- Mission Statement (web page).
- Application for Recognition of Exemption (PDF, 517K). Otherwise known as IRS form 1023, this is the application that resulted in the aforementioned determination letter.
- 2005 IRS Form 990. (PDF)
- 2004 IRS Form 990. (PDF)
- 2003 IRS Form 990. (PDF)
- 2001 IRS Form 990. (PDF)
- 2000 IRS Form 990. None filed because we grossed less than $25,000.
- 1999 IRS Form 990. None filed because we grossed less than $25,000.