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"The very best rules are those least referred to."
                                                                                           - Unknown

In keeping with our stated value of transparency, and to be in compliance with the regulations regarding public disclosure for non-profit 501(c)(3) public charities in the United States, we have placed on this page links to a number of legal documents and government required reports which are to be available for public inspection.  In addition, we have provided links to important organizational policies and standards that have been formally adopted by the Avivara Board of Directors.

These documents have been organized into the following categories:

U.S. and Washington State Incorporation and Charitable Registration Documents

Republic of Guatemala Incorporation/Registration Documents (in Spanish)

U.S. Internal Revenue Service Documents, Applications, and Annual Tax Returns

Avivara Organizational Policies and Operating Standards

Avivara U.S. Incorporation and Charitable Organization Registration Documents
Avivara was registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of Washington, USA, on February 20, 2008. This section contains all key documents related to that incorporation. Also included are the registrations of Avivara as a charitable organization in multiple states.
Certificate of Incorporation - Washington State

Annual Corporation Renewal-Washington State-2017

Avivara Articles of Incorporation

Avivara By Laws (Amended March 20, 2011)

Registration as a Charitable Organization in Washington

Registration as a Charitable Organization in Oregon

Registration as a Charitable Organization in Alaska

The Registered Agent for Avivara in the United States is:
Thomas Friedman
7202 33rd NW
Seattle, WA 98117

Asociacion Avivara: Republic of Guatemala Incorporation Documents
Asociacion Avivara was registered as a non-profit tax-exempt non-governmental organization in the Republic of Guatemala on April 7, 2008. This section contains all key documents (in Spanish) related to that registration.
Asociacion Avivara Articles of Incorporation

Asociacion Avivara NGO Inscription Documents

Asociacion Avivara Guatemala Tax-Exempt Determination

Asociacion Avivara Legal Representative Registration

The Representante Legal for Asociacion Avivara in Guatemala is:
Gustavo Valle
c/o Asociacion Avivara
Calle Principal, # 17
San Cristobal El Alto
Antigua, Guatemala

Avivara U.S. Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) Public Charity Documents and 990 Annual Reports
Avivara received its determination as a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) public charity from the United States Internal Revenue Service on December 30, 2008. As per the IRS, that determination was retroactive to Avivara's date of incorporation, February 20, 2008.
IRS Determination Letter for Avivara as a 501(c)(3) Tax-Deductible Public Charity     

Avivara 501(c)(3) Form 1023 Application Documents Portfolio
(This portfolio is a compilation file that contains all of the documents submitted to the IRS in support of Avivara's application for recognition of exception as a 501c3 tax-deductible public charity. This is a relatively large file and may take several minutes to download.)

Copies of Avivara's annual 990 reports to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service can be found on the 501(c)(3)/990 Reports page on our website.

Avivara Organizational Policies and Operating Standards
Since its incorporation in February of 2008, Avivara has developed and adopted a number of major policy statements. Links to those policies are listed below:
Avivara Conflict of Interest Policy

Avivara Diversity and Non-Discrimination Policy

Avivara Privacy and Communications Policy

Avivara Standards for Charitable Accountability

Avivara Whistleblower Policy

Avivara Gift Acceptance Policy

Avivara Operating Reserve Policy

Questions regarding the policies, organizational standards, or financial operations of Avivara (U.S.) and Asociacion Avivara (Guatemala) should be directed to: Gary Teale, Executive Director though our Contact Us link.

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