COMMUNITY FREE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC.
EIN 06 1728200
ATTACHMENTS TO IRS FORM 1023
NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES
Community Free Software Group, Inc. (“CFSG”) is a non-profit organization founded to promote the use of Free Software, defined as computer software offering the freedom to use, study, copy, modify and redistribute, to community based organizations, community technology centers, and other not-for-profit agencies.
To fulfill this mission CFSG will offer presentations illustrating the benefits of Free Software, and will design and implement educational programs for the constituents of community based organizations.
As of this date, CFSG has carried on activities attendant to its incorporation and application for recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In January of 2004 CFSG conducted a workshop on restoring recycled and donated computer hardware hosted by the New York City chapter of Asian Americans for Equality. This program, offered to young people ages 12-17, was repeated at the Grand Street Settlement House in October 2004, and includes an historical overview of computer technology, instruction in the installation and use of Free Software operating systems and applications, and discussion of the benefits and freedoms provided by Free Software. Participants who complete the workshop leave with a complete computer system and with knowledge that assists them in participating in our increasingly technology-driven world.
These workshops were designed and conducted by the members of CFSG on a volunteer basis and represent the totality of our efforts thus far to fulfill the organization's mission of community service through technology education. CFSG intends to create instructional material to further enhance these workshops, to retain and train instructors, and to accept and incorporate donated computer equipment to redistribute through these and other activities.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OF COMMUNITY FREE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC.
Marco P.J. Scoffier is an artist, a graduate of Yale University, a technology consultant and an advocate of Free Software. As President of the Board of Directors he carries on the duties and responsibilities of the office as described in the organization's Bylaws.
Selso K. DaSilva is technology consultant, a parent, an advocate of Free Software, and a resident of Brooklyn, New York. He is involved in many community and family organizations, and designs and presents technology-based educational programs for children and young people participating in community-based programs. As Vice President of the Board of Directors he carries on the duties and responsibilities of the office as described in the organization's Bylaws.
Joseph A. Maffia is a certified public accountant and a partner in the firm of Janover Rubinroit, LLC. He is a supporter of Free Software and a member of several New York organizations supporting community-based art and cultural education. As Treasurer of the Board of Directors he carries on the duties and responsibilities of the office as described in the organization's Bylaws.
David J. Williams is a graduate of Drexel University, an associate editor of electronic documents for Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc., and an advocate of Free Software. As Secretary of the Board of Directors he carries on the duties and responsibilities of the office as described in the organization's Bylaws.
Stephen J. Lynch is the Coordinator of Information Services for the Grand Street Settlement House and an advocate of Free Software. He regularly designs and implements technology-based educational programs for children and young people as part of Grand Street's community service programs. He is a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the organization's Program Development subcommittee.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY
The Community Free Software Group's Conflict of Interest Policy was adopted by unanimous resolution of the Board of Directors.
In accordance with the Conflict of Interest Policy, anyone who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from the Community Free Software Group is precluded from voting on matters pertaining to their compensation.
In accordance with the Conflict of Interest Policy, anyone who has a direct or indirect financial interest in a business arrangement with the Community Free Software Group must disclose the interest, and will be prohibited from participating in and voting on the determination to accept or reject the business arrangement.
GOODS AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO ORGANIZATIONS
The Community Free Software Group designs and implements educational programs for the constituents of community based organizations. We conduct workshops on restoring recycled and donated computer hardware, and provide the donated equipment to the participants.
FUNDRAISING JURISDICTIONS AND PURPOSES
The Community Free Software Group will conduct fundraising activities in the City of New York, State of New York. We are in the planning stages of our fundraising, and will be preparing and submitting grant proposals in support of our mission and soliciting individual donations on an informal basis. We do not contemplate using professional or external fund raisers, and no substantial contributions are expected from a limited number of contributors. All of our fundraising activities will be exclusively for the benefit of the Community Free Software Group.
The Community Free Software Group will register a servicemark to identify the organization in its correspondence , documents and website. CFSG will also copyright the organization's written material but will make reproduction available at no cost, requiring only that the original copyright attribution be preserved.
CONTRIBUTIONS AND DONATIONS
The Community Free Software Group is in the planning stages of its fundraising. Upon implementation sources will include: (i) grants from federal, state, local and governmental agencies and from non-profit organizations, including corporation and foundations; and (ii) individual contributions. As part of our computer recycling workshops we will be accepting donations of used computer equipment. We impose no conditions on donations and create no agreements regarding contributions.
NUMBER 23 — ITEMIZED EXPENSES
|Conference Travel Costs||$0||$2,000||$4,000||$4,000|
|Total Program Expenses||$3,600||$15,000||$26,400||$48,600|
|S,G & A Expenses|
|Total S,G & A Expenses||$585||$5,990||$10,600||$11,600|