Donation to any one of the following organizations helps advance the cause of employee ownership. Donations fund staff positions for lobbying efforts and education. Please note that donations to 501(c)3 nonprofits are 100% tax deductible. Donations to 501(c)6 nonprofits may be significantly tax deductible as a business expense. Donations to 527 PACs are not tax deductible.
The Employee Ownership Foundation (EOF), a 501(c)3 affiliate of the ESOP Association, supports programs that will increase the level of awareness and appreciation of the benefits of employee ownership and increase the number of employees who have access to this benefit. EOF has made a difference by funding research and fellowships in major U.S. universities, partnering with the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education to develop curriculum and case studies for graduate schools, public outreach campaigns, and educational scholarships. Click here to donate.
The Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED) is a 501(c)3 non-profit operating foundation established in 1986 by Dr. J. Robert Beyster, the founder of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Beyster Institute. The FED is dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship and science and technology innovation through broad-based ownership. The FED supports the sustainability and growth of U.S.-based science and technology companies by providing research, education, and services that promote innovation, entrepreneurship and shared ownership. In the implementation of its programs, the FED develops strategic collaborations and partnerships with business, academia, foundations, and the U.S. government including The Aspen Institute, the Academy of Management, DARPA, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), XPrize Foundation, the Employee Ownership Foundation (EOF), UCSD, Rutgers University, University of Michigan, Stanford University, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) companies and others in the U.S. and the European Union. Click here to donate.
The ESOP Association (TEA), founded in 1978, is the largest employer-sponsored advocacy and education association focused on retirement savings in America. It is a 501(c)6 national non-profit membership organization, with 18 local Chapters, serving approximately 2,900 employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) companies, professionals with a commitment to ESOPs, and companies considering the implementation of an ESOP. The Association’s focus is on preserving and promoting employee stock ownership through the ESOP structure. Enhancing laws before Congress and regulatory agencies that govern ESOPs and providing its members with expert educational ESOP programming and information are its main concentrations. ESOP PAC supports those Members of Congress who publicly endorse laws and regulations favoring the creation and operation of ESOPs. Click here to donate.
The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, established in 1981, whose mission is to provide practical resources and objective, reliable information about employee ownership to businesses, employees, and the public. Our members include companies, professional practitioners, government officials, academics, and others. Membership brings you into the employee ownership community and provides many benefits, but nonmembers can also make use of many of our resources on ESOPs, equity compensation, and ownership culture. Click here to donate.
The Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA) is the 501(c)6 voice in Washington, DC that speaks exclusively for employee-owned S corporations (“S ESOPs”). Since 1998, ESCA’s membership has grown to represent more than 190,000 employee-owners in virtually every state in the nation. ESCA company members engage in a broad spectrum of business activities and are a variety of sizes – from 25-person businesses to companies with 9,000+ employee-owners – but all have one thing in common: a commitment to protecting the S corporation ESOP structure and promoting it so that more working Americans can become employee-owners. As an organization that is both company-sponsored and company-directed, ESCA is a reflection of the members it represents. ESCA’s government affairs efforts are led by a team of highly-regarded political and legal professionals who work at the direction of ESCA’s leadership, comprised of member companies. ESCA PAC is the political voice of ESCA and our members. ESCA PAC allows employees of ESCA member companies to make their views known to federal legislators. By joining together and supporting ESCA PAC, employee-owners from around the country can dramatically increase the power of their voice in public policy in support of employee ownership. Click here to donate.