It has been a memorable summer for APA Film. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the all-volunteer run organization recently received a tax-exempt, non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service.
The 501(c)3 status is sure to open more doors for APA Film. The benefits of 501(c)3 status for APA Film include: increased eligibility for funds awarded through public and private grants, tax-deductible charitable contributions from donors, and certain tax-exempt transactions, in addition to a host of other administrative benefits and discounts.
“We are thrilled to have reached this milestone just in time for our upcoming festival and 10th anniversary,” said Secretary and board member Franco Salvoza, who started focusing efforts to apply for the tax benefit last fall.
“This endeavor has been a goal of this organization since its founding in 2000 by a small group of individuals, most notably George C. Lin, who passed last year,” said APA Film Board President Anna Petrillo. “It is in his memory that we will be dedicating and celebrating our 10th festival this fall.”
APA Film has been sponsored as a project by the New York-based, non-profit arts service organization Fractured Atlas. But with its new status, APA Film can now pursue resources more directly.
To donate to APA Film, please go to: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/contribute/donate/523