Yes, ConservAmerica is a 501(c)4 social welfare organization.
Eighteen years ago, we moved heaven and earth to gain approval of our 501(c)4 application. The IRS struggled with our unique concept: to make progress on conservation and environmental protection, a niche organization dedicated to working within Republican and conservative circles was required.
We believe that solutions grounded in liberty and free markets are inherently better for the American people, our environment, and our economy, than are centralized command and control regulations.
Our mission is to restore the GOP’s great conservation legacy to the party. That hasn’t changed in 18 years.We know our basic formula works. Republican elected officials and candidates need a trusted source on environmental issues. A source that won’t turn around and work to beat them in the next election, or let the perfect get in the way of the good. A source with a grassroots network to show up and stand up for Republicans who cast good votes for conservation.
We’re the ‘home’ for traditional Republicans who believe “conservation is conservative”. On a daily basis, we receive kind messages from new members who tell us, “Thank goodness I found you! I thought I was the last Republican who cared about conservation”.
Social welfare? We’ve been instrumental in protecting some of our great landscapes, treasured wildlife, our air and water, and many of the important laws that are a hallmark of America’s environmental protection successes. We serve as a daily reminder to Republicans and conservatives across the nation of our great conservation legacy—one that might not otherwise be apparent today.
Yes, ConservAmerica has promoted the social welfare of our nation.
It is chilling to know that the IRS thinks “conservative” and “social welfare” are mutually exclusive.
NOTE: CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONSERVAMERICA ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.