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Investing in research, solutions and advocacy that makes an impact

Donors invest in caruther institute (CI) with both general support and project-specific gifts.  The general support gifts help CI react quickly to breaking news and events providing the opportunity to reshape opinions and attitudes, such as through op-eds or social media outreach.  Project-specific gifts add support to a specific study or program model, often allowing us to conduct additional research, further explore a solution, or add to advocacy efforts.


Thank you for your interest in making a gift to CI. Your support allows us to play an essential role in sustaining the quality, independence and impact of our experts’ work.

To make a donation or if you have questions, please call us at (813) 294-5612 or email us at



caruther institute (CI) is a Florida nonprofit corporation with a 501c3 application pending.  See below for IRS guidelines regarding contributions.

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Contributions to Organization with IRS Application Pending

When the IRS approves a timely filed exemption application, exempt status is recognized back to the date the organization was created. Thus, while an application is pending, the organization can treat itself as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3).  For example, it must file Form 990 (instead of an income tax return) while its application is pending.  However, contributors to the organization do not have advance assurance of deductibility because the organization’s exemption is pending.  If the organization ultimately qualifies for exemption for the period in which the contribution is made, the contribution will be tax-deductible by the donor.  Alternatively, if the organization ultimately does not qualify for exemption, then the contribution will not be tax deductible.