The MCCL General Fund is a 501(c)(4) charitable fund that is used for both educational and legislative activities. It may be used, for example, to advocate for pro-life bills and to educate the public about the positions held by political candidates. (The General Fund may not, however, be used to express support for or opposition to political candidates.) Because these funds can be used to lobby for protective legislation, donations to the General Fund are not tax-deductible. Contributions to the General Fund give us the greatest degree of flexibility in the use of your donation.
The MCCL Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable fund that supports our purely educational efforts, including pro-life brochures and resources, speaking presentations, and programs like Life Leadership Camp and our county fair booths. These funds cannot be used to lobby for legislation or to support or oppose political candidates. Donors may deduct donations to this fund on their income taxes. Other 501(c)(3) entities may donate to this fund without tax concerns.
The MCCL State Political Action Committee (State PAC) supports or opposes political candidates seeking office in state government. Donations to this fund are not tax-deductible, and anyone may contribute to the fund.
The MCCL Federal Political Action Committee (Fed PAC) is used to support or oppose candidates for federal office. Under federal law, MCCL may only accept donations to the Federal PAC from current donors to MCCL. Donations to this fund are not tax-deductible.
Donations to the two PACs combined usually total less than 10 percent of MCCL's income and expenditures. Approximately two-thirds of our expenses are for purely educational purposes. The Education Fund was established for those who need or want to make an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-deductible contribution to MCCL.
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The bulk of MCCL's support comes from modest donations given by individual members. We receive no government funding. MCCL has both a 501(c)(4) General Fund and a 501(c)(3) Education Fund, in addition to two political action committees (PACs), the MCCL State PAC and the MCCL Federal PAC. MCCL carefully uses funds so that every dollar counts. Approximately 88 percent of our total expenditures are used for our programs.