501c3 Status

The Mockingbird Foundation is proud to announce that it has been successful in its application to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for 501(c)3 designation as a tax-exempt organization. This status has been declared effective with the Foundation’s date of inception, March 26, 1997. [Note: The status was reconfirmed in 2007]. All donations to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by law.

Donations of any amount can be made by check or money order, payable to the Mockingbird Foundation and mailed to c/o The Godards, 12407 Willow Grove Court, Moorpark, CA 93021*, or made online. Donations will be immediately deposited to the Foundation’s account to help finance charitable disbursements. The Foundation will send a letter (or e-mail, if you prefer) confirming your donation for tax purposes. If you would like to donate money to the Foundation in someone else’s name as a gift (in honor or in memory), you and the honoree (or family of the remembered) will also receive a letter.

The Mockingbird Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation with no salaries, paid staff, office, or debts. All of the funds received by the Foundation (minus minor administrative expenses) benefit music education for children. We do not have the resources or expertise to provide tax advice, but do note that taxpayers may benefit by itemizing a tax-deductible contribution. We therefore welcome donations of any amount as a tax-deductible means for Phish fans and other music lovers to help support our efforts. Details about the most recent beneficiaries, as well as the Foundation’s full history of grants, are available at the Mockingbird website, www.mockingbirdfoundation.org (or simply www.mbird.org).

Note: The Luther Circle address given in an earlier version of this page is no longer valid.