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Types of Corporate and Foundation Donors

Corporations and Businesses: Private-sector corporations, partnerships and cooperatives that have been organized for profit-making purposes, including corporations owned by individuals and families and other closely held companies.  This donor category also includes company-sponsored foundations—that is, those foundations created by a business/corporation and funded exclusively by the company—and industry trade associations.

Foundations: Private tax-exempt entities, whether incorporated or established by trust, operated exclusively for charitable purposes.

Family Foundations: Foundations that have been established and continue to operate as the conduits or the charitable donations of an individual and/or the immediate members of a family.

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