|Angel Conservation Corporation (ACC) is a recently
incorporated New York not-for-profit organization. ACC is
dedicated to the preservation and conservation of indigenous
cultures and flora and fauna around the globe. The organization
has been established for charitable and educational purposes
and as such has received recognition of exemption from the
Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code.
ACC’s mission is to support the development and
implementation of programs designed to preserve the cultures
of indigenous peoples, native flora and fauna species
and the natural environment that gave them life. We will
research native cultures and different flora and fauna
around the globe to develop programs that educate the
public about the subjects of our research.
We are currently working on an extensive program involving
the Pemón in Canaima National Park in Venezuela.
We are presently in the process of documenting their culture
through a documentary film, attaining other important
documents / archives, such as historical photographs,
anthropology books and other texts related to the Pemón.
Our projects include, but are not limited to, researching
and building / operating a cultural centre based in one
of the Pemón communities. During that process we
will look to create libraries in surrounding Pemón
villages. Our activities will not only preserve native
culture and support native peoples own access to their
heritage but also educate the general public about indigenous
peoples around the world and flora/fauna found in various
ACC will raise money to fund its conservation, preservation
and educational activities. The funds the organization
raises will initially be used to build Project Kamarakoto.
The organization will have control and discretion over
the use of these funds through its specific projects and
initiatives. The organization may collaborate with other
non-profit organizations that also work to preserve and
protect indigenous cultures and flora/fauna. However,
ACC will not solicit funds on behalf of any particular
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code provides
tax exemptions to groups organized and operated exclusively
for charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational
purposes. The word “charitable”, as used in
Section 501(c)(3), has been broadly defined to mean, “providing
services beneficial to the public interest”. The
activities of ACC clearly benefit the public interest.
Through our research, conservation and preservation activities,
the organization is helping to protect native culture
and endangered environments. Additionally, the conservation
and preservation activities of ACC provide the public
with insight into indigenous culture.
The activities of ACC also serve an educational purpose.
Creating a documentary film, libraries and cultural centres
not only educates the public about native cultures and
endangered flora and fauna but also enables indigenous
cultures to thrive. Treasury Reg. 1.501(c)(3)-1(d)(3)
defines “educational” as instructing the public
on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to
the community. Educating the public about indigenous peoples,
etc. benefits the recipients of the information Angel
Conservation Corp. attained Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
status due to its activities as they serve both charitable
and educational purposes.