Legal Statement

The Teach Them To Fish Foundation, Inc., is an international non-governmental organization (“INGO”) and a USA §501(c)(3) nonprofit charity based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Donations to the Teach Them To Fish Foundation, Inc. are tax deducted in the United States to the extent permitted by law. A copy of our IRS’ March 17, 2007, Advanced Ruling Letter may be downloaded on our Corporate and Tax Documents page. On June 15, 2009, the IRS issued a notice of change in procedures reading in pertinent part, “New IRS regulations changed the procedures governing your public charity status. You are no longer required to file Form 8734 at the end of the ruling period. The regulations also provide that donors can rely on your advance ruling letter with respect to your public charity status unless the IRS changes that status, based on the organization no longer meeting an applicable public support test, and publishes notice of the change.” Click here for a list of IRS-approved charities.

As a global nonprofit organization, the Teach Them To Fish Foundation, Inc. relies on donations through this website which we pledge to use the proceeds received through this website for our programs and not for our administrative or fundraising purposes unless designated. Our Board of Trustees contribute funds to pay for our administrative and fundraising. Of course, we welcome any donation designated for these purposes, too. Please note. There is credit card processing fees assessed by third parties such as credit card processing company.

The content of The Teach Them To Fish Foundation’s web site is copyrighted and may not be copied, reproduced or transmitted in any manner without the written consent from The Teach Them To Fish Foundation, Inc. The name the Teach Them To Fish Foundation, Inc., the domain names of,, and, and our designs, graphics, logos, pictures, and service names are service marks of The Teach Them To Fish Foundation, Inc. Our service marks may not be used in connection with any product or service or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among donors or other third parties, or in any manner that disparages or discredits The Teach Them To Fish Foundation, Inc.


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