Generally, donations made through The Troy Foundation must be a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Donors are encouraged to assess the validity and charitable status of an organization to which they wish to donate.
This information is available through GuideStar and the Better Business Bureau. Links to their websites are provided below. Donors may also call The Troy Foundation for assistance in determining the charitable status of an organization.
Search GuideStar database of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations: www.GuideStar.org
Better Business Bureau at: www.bbb.org (has a link for Charities and Donors)