“From the moment we heard about the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) we had HOPE. Before we knew COTA existed we were so worried about how we would ever be able to pay for a double lung transplant and relocation to another state and medications and the list went on. Once we started working with Read More

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Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good.  It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life.  To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the Children’s Organ Transplant Association and causes we support, we declare that all donors to our organization have these rights:

  1. To be informed of our mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on our governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to our most recent financial statements, including the past three years’ audit reports and tax returns.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they are given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition for their financial contributions.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be reviewed, corrected or immediately deleted from mailing lists at their discretion by calling, writing or e-mailing their request.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
  11. To know that the Children’s Organ Transplant Association does not share, rent or sell our donors names, addresses or phone numbers and that no outside information is being collected or shared with outside agencies.
  12. To know that donor lists with address and phone information are shredded prior to disposal.

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association, Inc. does not collect information from anyone visiting its website except for those who voluntarily request to be put on our mailing list, request information or reply to an inquiry or make a donation.  This information is secure by the utilization of a VeriSign Class 3 Public Primary CA, encryption and firewall.

Children’s Organ Transplant Association, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organization. A copy of the latest financial report, registration filed by The Children’s Organ Transplant Association, Inc. and a description of our programs and activities may be obtained by contacting us at 2501 COTA Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403, (800)366-2682, or as stated below.  

Florida: SC No. CH2573   A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-435-7352 OR VIA THE INTERNET AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

Georgia: A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at our office and phone number listed above.

Maryland: For the cost of copies and postage, from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, (888) 874-0013.  Registration No.: 4547

Michigan: MICS No. CS10867 – Information from Department of Atty. General, Charitable Trust Section, PO Box 30214, Lansing, MI 48909; (517) 373-1152.

Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.  File No.: 100000255

Nevada: Contributions may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of sec. 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. Section 170(c).

New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTION THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6588 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.

New York: Upon request, from the Office of the Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271 Charities Bureau Reg # 16-08-51

North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 888-830-4989 or 919-807-2214. This license is not an endorsement by the state. Lic. No.: SL001148

Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. No. 11666

Virginia: From the State Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.

Washington: Information relating to financial affairs of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association is available from the Charities Division, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Washington at 800-332-4483 or http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/.  Reg #851

West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV  25305

CONTRIBUTIONS ARE DEDUCTIBEL FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW. REGISTRATION IN A STAATE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

COTA Provides…

 

  • 501(c)3 status. Gifts made to COTA are deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
  • Fiscal accountability to families and contributors including acknowledgement of contributions.
  • Monitoring of all financial contributions by a staff certified public accountant.