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Donations to Amateur Radio Organizations 

Donations to Amateur Radio organizations are always appreciated, but while many radio clubs have not-for-profit status with the IRS, only a relative few are qualified under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)3 to receive donations that are tax-deductible for the donor.  The following list of Exempt Organizations was developed by reviewing the IRS Exempt Organizations Listing. It will be periodically updated and is a starting point to help you identify organizations or groups that will accept donations (money and equipment) which will be tax deductible.

If your Southwestern Division radio club or organization is so qualified and not listed below, contact the Webmaster and provide your IRS EIN so we can verify your status and you will be added to the list. Please be sure to provide a contact link.

      ARRL-Affiliated Clubs are in bold).  

Amateur Radio Antenna Defense Foundation       Chatsworth, CA

Amateur Radio Council of Arizona       Phoenix, AZ

Amateur Radio Digital Communications       San Diego, CA

Amateur Radio Educational Foundation       Perris, CA

Amateur Radio Newsline       Saugus, CA

Antelope Valley Amateur Radio Club       Lancaster, CA

ARESLAX, Inc. (supports LA Section ARES)       Chatsworth, CA

Arizona Repeater Association, Inc.       Phoenix, AZ

Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach       Long Beach, CA

California Institute of Technology Amateur Radio Club       Pasadena,CA

Coachella Valley Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services       Indio, CA

Coastal Amateur Radio Emergency Services       Fountain Valley, CA

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club      Westlake Village, CA

Coronado Emergency Radio Operators Inc.       Coronado, CA

Escondido Amateur Radio Society       Escondido, CA

Golden Triangle Amateur Radio Club      Wildomar CA

Green Valley Amateur Radio Club      Green Valley, AZ

Heaps Peak Radio Association      Ontario, CA

Hermosa Beach Amateur Radio Association      Hermosa Beach, CA

Hualapai Amateur Radio Club Inc.       Kingman, AZ

Korean Amateur Radio Association       Los Angeles, CA

London Bridge Amateur Radio Association Inc.       Lake Havasu City, AZ

Mile High Radio Club       Idyllwild, CA

Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club       Yucca Valley, CA

Mountain Top Amateur Radio Association       Lake Arrowhead, CA

Paso Robles Amateur Radio Club       Atascadero, CA

Radio Society of Tucson       Tucson, AZ

Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society       Ramona, CA

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association       Riverside, CA

San Diego Amateur Radio Services Group       La Mesa, CA

San Diego Six Shooters Amateur Radio Club       La Jolla, CA

Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club Inc.       Santa Barbara, CA

Satellite Amateur Radio Club Inc.       Vandenberg AFB, CA

SATERN, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties Section       Riverside, CA

Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club       Scottsdale, AZ

SMRA - Emergency Repeater Network       Camarillo, CA

Superstition Amateur Radio Club       Mesa, AZ

Ventura County Amateur Radio Club       Oxnard, CA

West Valley Amateur Radio Club       Sun City, AZ

World Genesis Foundation, Inc.       Quartsite, AZ

Yuma Amateur Radio Club       Yuma, AZ

Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization       Yuma, AZ

In addition to separately incorporated clubs, radio clubs that are connected with a church or nonprofit school may also qualify. If you represent such a club, you can request your club be added to the above list if your sponsoring exempt organization is prepared to issue donation acknowledgment letters as required by the Internal Revenue Code.

Some donations involve the removal of antennas and/or towers. If your club is considering accepting this kind of donation, be sure you can remove the equipment safely. A scoping visit prior to acceptance is advisable in this situation, as would having liability insurance coverage in case the removal results in any property damage or injury.