We are a grassroots organization, but there is so much potential for growth on the horizon.
We would like to register as a nonprofit organization in order to apply for grants and sponsorships, because funding would allow us to sponsor and organize networking events, and provide scholarships to young women who are interested in an education that will propel them into a maritime career.
Donations to a nonprofit would also be tax-deductible, which would benefit our donors as well as our organization and the causes we care about.
We currently pay for the maintenance of our website out-of-pocket, so all proceeds from donations and merchandise sales currently go directly toward supporting the site, and anything above that will be used to offset the cost of becoming a nonprofit. Any amount helps and is appreciated.
If you would like more information about how we allocate donations received, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will discuss our funding goals with you.