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SECC Charities and Causes

One of the great benefits of the SECC is the wide variety of charities and causes represented; there is something for everyone. They range in scope from small, local grassroots organizations, to well-known national and international groups. All charities that wish to participate must meet stringent legal requirements, and then be scrutinized by teams of state employees to ensure:

  • They are recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and registered with the Secretary of State.
  • They are audited (or reviewed) annually by an accountant in accordance with generally-accepted auditing standards.
  • They provide direct or indirect health and human services.
  • They spend no more than 25 percent of funds raised on administration.

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