Our organization's do not align with Amazon's business model. How can I make sure that our information is not submitted to Amazon Smile?
Good Morning Dana,
Thank you for contacting the GuideStar Community.
Typically you would have to opt out of third party donations to not be included in AmazonSmile. However, when you opt out of third party donations you opt out of all our partner sites.
Upon reviewing your organization, I see that it is currently not listed on AmazonSmile. Your organization has a foundation code of 17 in the IRS's Business Master File and 509a3 organizations are determined by foundation code. In the past, all 509a3 Organizations were given a foundation code of 17. A few years ago the IRS came out with more specific foundation codes, 21-24, see the chart below.
21 509(a)(3) Type I
22 509(a)(3) Type II
23 509(a)(3) Type III Functionally Integrated
24 509(a)(3) Type III Not Functionally Integrated
The IRS did not go back and reclassify all existing 17’s to the new codes so that is why your organization continues to appear with a foundation code of 17. AmazonSmile is not displaying foundation codes 17 and 24. Unless this code is changed, your organization will not appear on the AmazonSmile website.
Please let me know if you need any further assistance.
Community Support Specialist
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