Tax Exempt Public Charity
Persecution Project Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is treated as a public charity.
Use of Resources Chart
2012 Form 990
Our 2012 Form 990 is available at http://tinyurl.com/lycewlb.
Audited Financial Statements
Our audited financial statements for 2012 are available at http://tinyurl.com/l9b3718.
Whistle-Blower Protection Policy
Persecution Project Foundation is committed to the highest possible standards of ethical, moral, and legal conduct. Consistent with this commitment, this policy aims to provide an avenue for employees to raise concerns about suspected misconduct, dishonesty, and fraud and to provide reassurance that they will be protected from reprisals or victimization for whistle-blowing in good faith.
Employees and any other person who has a concern relating to suspected misconduct, dishonesty or fraud may make a report. The Persecution Project Foundation wants to hear of possible problems in these areas. Concerns or suspected misconduct, dishonesty or fraud may be reported by telephone, e-mail, or regular mail, at the employee’s or reporter’s preference.
No director, officer, or employee or other person who in good faith reports a violation shall suffer harassment, retaliation or adverse employment consequence. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. This policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise concerns within the organization prior to seeking resolution outside the organization.
Additionally, no employee shall be adversely affected because they refuse to carry out a directive which, in fact, constitutes corporate fraud, or is a violation of state or federal law.
For purposes of this policy, the definition of misconduct, dishonesty and fraud includes but is not limited to:
- Acts which are inconsistent with ministry policy
- Theft or other misappropriation of ministry assets
- Misstatements or other irregularities in ministry records
- Incorrect financial reporting
- Misuse of ministry resources
- Illegal activities
- Immoral or unbiblical activities
- Forgery or alteration of documents
- Any other form of fraud
Conflicts of Interest Policy
All trustees, officers, agents, and employees of Persecution Project Foundation (PPF) shall disclose all real or apparent conflict or dualities of interest that they discover or that have been brought to their attention in connection with PPF’s activities. “Disclosure” shall mean providing properly, to the appropriate person, a written description of the facts comprising the real or apparent conflict or duality of interest. An annual disclosure statement shall be circulated to trustees, officers, and certain identified agents and employees to assist them in considering such disclosure, but disclosure is appropriate and required whenever conflicts or dualities of interest may occur. The written notice of disclosures shall be filed with the Chief Executive Officer or such other person designated by the Chief Executive Officer to receive such notifications. At the meeting of the Board of Directors, all disclosures of real or apparent conflict or duality of interest shall be noted for the record in the minutes.
An individual trustee, officer, agent, or employee who believes that he or she or an immediate member of his or her family might have a real or apparent conflict of interest, in addition to filing a notice of disclosure, must abstain from:
- participating in discussions or deliberations with respect to the subject of the conflict (other than to present factual information or to answer questions)
- using his or her personal influence to affect deliberations
- making motions
- executing agreements, or
- taking similar actions on behalf of the organizations where the conflict or duality of interest might pertain by law, agreement, or otherwise.
At the discretion of the Board of Directors, a person with a real or apparent conflict or duality of interest may be excused from all or any portion of discussion or deliberations with respect to the subject of the conflict.
A member of the Board of Directors, who, having disclosed a conflict or duality of interest, nevertheless shall be counted in determining the existence of a quorum at any meeting in which the subject of the conflict is discussed. The minutes of the meeting shall reflect the individual’s disclosure, the vote thereon, and the individual’s abstention from participation and voting.
The Chief Executive Officer shall ensure that all trustees, officers, agents, employees, and independent contractors of PPF are made aware of the organization’s policy with respect to conflicts or duality of interest.