CREATE’s special project funds allow community groups carry out their charitable services while waiting for IRS designation as 501(c) 3. CREATE serves as fiscal agent for the special project allowing the group to operate as a non-profit under the auspices of the foundation.
An Air Force F-105 Thunderchief will soon be keeping watch over Tupelo’s Veterans Park.
“This is important for our community and for our country,” said Andrew Robertson, northern region director for U.S. Senator Roger Wicker at the recent groundbreaking ceremony. “This will be the signature display at the park.”
Jet Volunteers, a group that has worked to bring the fighter plane nicknamed “Thud” to the park, has focused on logistics, planning and private fundraising for the project of special significance to this area and region.
CREATE acts as a fiscal agent for special projects allowing community groups to operate as a non-profit under the auspices of the foundation.
Fostering a love for the arts has been part of CREATE’s mission since its founding in 1972. Providing special project funds for community arts groups is one way the Foundation is achieving its mission. The Tupelo Civic Ballet is a special project of the CREATE Foundation. Special project funds allow community arts groups to operate as non-profits. Funds are administered by the Foundation while the community group waits to be designated a 501(c)3 by the IRS.