FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What’s the difference between the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG) and the Oregon Cascades West Senior Services Foundation?
A:  Both are non-profits helping each other succeed in supporting seniors. The Foundation is a public 501(c)3 non-profit organization helping senior programs.  OCWCOG is a voluntary Regional Government comprised of twenty cities, three counties, the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians, and the Port of Newport. It is a public 190 non-profit organization that operates many of the senior programs the Foundation supports. http://www.ocwcog.org/

Q:  So, are my donations tax-deductible to either organization?
A:  Yes.

Q:  What is the Foundation’s tax ID number?
A:  The Foundation’s EIN # is 93-1213218.

Q: How much of my gift actually goes to support the programs?
A: Currently, nearly 100% of your Foundation gift goes to the senior programs we support, thanks to the continued staffing support we have been fortunate to receive from the OCWCOG.  This support may be decreasing in the near future, so we need private donations more than ever to sustain our assistance to senior programs.

Q: Why should my donation go through the Foundation?
A: Donors may give to the senior programs any way they wish, and all gifts are deeply appreciated and well-utilized. When a gift goes through the Foundation to the programs, it enables us to demonstrate community support, and your gift will help us match grant funding for senior programs that cannot apply for grants without a 501(c)3 status.

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