LVIM believes in transparency and accountability.
As found on Charity Navigator.org, “The IRS expanded the Form 990 in 2008 to collect additional information from charities that can accept tax-deductible donations. Several changes were designed to inform the public about potential conflicts of interest, board oversight, executive compensation, and record keeping. The IRS states that, ‘by making full and accurate information about its mission, activities, finance, and governance publicly available, a charity encourages transparency and accountability to its constituents.'”
Many of the recommended transparency items can be found by looking closely at our 990. Several items, however, are simply check boxes asking whether or not a policy exists. As a further step toward full transparency, please find LVIM’s Conflict of Interest, Document Retention and Whistle Blower Policies by clicking the links below.