HacDC has now received notification of its approval for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Hence, all donations to the organization given after March 25, 2008 can be considered charitable gifts and are tax-deductible as allowed by law. And, in celebration and if you appreciate HacDC’s workspace and programs, now would be an excellent time to donate!
HacDC’s successful 501(c)(3) application is another validation of the claim that the amateur engineering workshops in this “new wave” of hackerspaces offer educational and societal benefits worthy of their recognition as public charities. HacDC was one of the earliest of these “new wave” hackerspaces to be established, and recently KQED in California did an excellent profile of our sister hackerspace Noisebridge in San Francisco. It is an outstanding introduction to what Noisebridge, HacDC, and other hackerspaces are all about.