We're Working to Include Your State
Most States Require an Application and Fee
Many States Require Charities to Apply and Register Before Funds Can Be Solicited
In order to help ensure that their citizens are courted by honest, legally substantiated charities, many states require any charity to register with their state government before asking any of the citizens in that state if they want to donate to the charity, even if the charity benefits the donor or their state. Of course, The Grid Effort fully understands and respects these types of regulations.
Also a part of the application process, a fee to cover the state's processing expenses is typically assessed. At the moment, The Grid Effort doesn't have the funds to pay the registration fee for all the outstanding states. As we get the resources for our general operation, we will apply for permission and pay the application fee to operate in each state. After we get the funding to apply and submit our application, the state will let us know when we have permission. With that, we'll post website donation pages for that state and the cities in it.
Until we're registered in a respective state, we can't ask anyone from that state to donate to The Grid Effort, so we refrain from doing so. With this site page and statement, in fact, we state clearly that we're not soliciting for donations from anyone in a state with which we're not yet registered.
A summary of the outstanding states and the registration fees are listed here:
*Amount varies. Values seen here are estimated.
Some states have zero dollar application fee, so are not listed above.
Any state not listed above or on The Grid Effort home page has an application in process.
Our Process Ethic
Good Will, Generosity, and Ingenuity
“…in America a citizen would see a problem that needed solving; he wouldn’t call on the government but would cross the street and talk to a neighbor. They would talk to others and soon a committee would be formed, the problem would be solved and, you won’t believe this, but no government bureau will be involved at all.”
A story of French diplomat Alexis de Tocqueville’s travels in the United States in the 1830's.