We are a brand new organization currently working to set up a highly independent Charitable Giving Advisory Board (CGAB) to screen and approve the best and most worthy charities. The CGAB will consist of representatives from non-profit veterans' organizations and the military, business and entertainment communities.
Charities will be selected based on Inclusion and Ranking Criteria (IRC) determined and approved by the CGAB. In general, IRC will be based on advice from non-profit organizations whose missions are to monitor and evaluate the worthiness of charity groups.
The IRC will be used to determine a Master List of Approved Charities (MLAC) that HeroFest may give money to .
The IRC and the MLAC will be published here on our website.
The following charities qualify based on the initial IRC rules, subject to amendment upon establishment of the Charitable Giving Advisory Board (CGAB)*:
*Note: The listing of the above named organizations does not indicate any endorsement of HeroFest by these organizations.
At the discretion of the Charitable Giving Advisory Board (CGAB), money may be either distributed through project-specific grants or given directly to the organizations for use as they see fit. On an annual basis, we will show how all gifts have been distributed here, on our web site.
In general, a minimum of 90% of your donation will be distributed to veterans' charities or used to put on the HeroFest® event to raise money for veterans' charities. This is how we operate: