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Frequently Asked Questions (Philanthropy)

Q: Is Be Well OC a 501(c)(3) organization?
A: Yes. Mind OC is the nonprofit behind Be Well OC and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in September 2018 and donations are tax-deductible.

Q: What is Mind OC’s tax identification number (TIN)?
A: Mind OC’s Federal TIN or EIN is 82-3901590.

Q: How much does Mind OC spend on fundraising?
A: Mind OC strives to spend less than 3% on fundraising administration for every dollar raised.

Q: How is my gift used?
A: All donated funds are used exclusively for programs that have a direct, positive impact on the mental health and well-being of Orange County. Each gift received – regardless of purpose or amount – is carefully processed to ensure that the donor(s)’s wishes are honored and that Be Well OC receives the maximum benefit.

Q: May I direct my gift to a specific program at Be Well?
A: Yes, donors at any level may designate to a specific program or a fund supporting a Be Well OC initiative that best matches their area of interest. Donors also have the opportunity to give to the area of greatest need.

Q: Is my gift tax-deductible?
A: While contributions to Be Well OC are considered tax-deductible, individual circumstances vary depending on a donor’s financial situation. You should consult with your tax attorney/advisor concerning the deductibility of your gift.

Q: May I apply for a grant from Be Well OC?
A: Be Well OC is not a grant-making foundation. Be Well OC are chartered to raise funds specifically to support the programs and initiatives of Be Well OC.