After nearly a year in IRS limbo, we received news today that we have been granted 501(c)(3) non-profit status. This is huge.
Non-profits can get access to numerous grants, and our team is already working on these. In addition, this means that your donations to the Aquaponics Association now count as charitable contributions.
For more information on rules for 501(c)(3)s, see the Wikipedia sub-article about 501(c)(3) organizations.