Administrative Guideline - 9700 Fund-Raising by Charitable Organizations

Charitable organizations are defined as any benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, not-for-profit or eleemosynary group, association, corporation, or organization proposed to be such, which solicits and collects funds for charitable purposes.

The following criteria will be used in order to ensure equitable consideration of all requests by charitable organizations or groups to solicit funds on Corporation premises. In this context, fund-raising shall also include solicitation of clothing, foodstuffs, or other products.

A.     The purpose of the fund-raising is to help alleviate an economic, health, cultural, educational, or social need in the school community area.

B.     The funds are not used for religious or political purposes.

C.     The organization has a definite plan for the collection and distribution of funds.

The principal shall approve and develop a procedure which each approved organization is to follow to solicit and collect funds within the building or on the premises. The procedure is to ensure that:

A.     students are not involved in the solicitation or collection of funds;

B.     there is no disruption of the school program, and no funds are left in the building overnight.

Each requesting organization shall complete a written application which shall include:

A.     the names and addresses of the organization and the persons involved;

B.     the dates and times of solicitation;

C.     where solicitation will take place;

D.     proof that the organization is charitable.

These guidelines shall apply to all fund-raising activities other than approved student fund-raising activities and those approved for Corporation-related organizations.