RiverGanga Foundation is the organization that makes possible the work of John and Carla Sherman. The Foundation serves this purpose by using the money donated to it to purchase the equipment, services, and utilities needed to conduct that work.
RiverGanga Foundation was started in Boulder, Colorado in 2000 by Amber Terrell and Carlos Lopez. In 2001, John was invited to join them and a few months later Carla also joined the foundation. Shortly after we joined, Carlos left the foundation and then, in early 2002, Amber left the foundation.
Since 2002, RiverGanga Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that operates as a 509(a)(2) public charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, and under the authority and supervision of the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. The Foundation is required by law to substantiate the basis of its not-for-profit, tax-exempt status by filing annual financial reports and statements of activities with the IRS and the State of California Franchise Tax Board.
Since practically all the income to the Foundation comes from relatively small donations, the Foundation is considered a Public Charity by the IRS. And that means that if you itemize your deductions, your income tax may be reduced by donations made to us.
Because of its status as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the RiverGanga Foundation is able to purchase many goods and services, including computers, software, and services at steep discounts, since corporations can deduct donations of goods and services from their taxable income.
RiverGanga Foundation also has purchased and owns all of the computers, software, audio and video equipment, web services, and the minivan we use to travel to events.
RiverGanga Foundation is run by John and Carla Sherman, who live in a rental house in Ojai, California. Half of the house is given over to the office, with all the stuff accumulated in more than fifteen years of operation.
|John Sherman - President & CEO||Carla Sherman - Executive Director|
John and Carla work an average of 10 hours a day, every day of the week. Here are some of the tasks they perform regularly: