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The Michael Paul Wein Charitable Foundation

"Underpromise and Overdeliver"

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for Beginners Table of Contents Eligibility for grants Initial requirements ongoing requirements FAQs why this info Calendar our goals and mission Our grantees Our trustees Legalities miscellaneous Site Map

The following is a list of all pages on this web-site.  You can use it in many ways. 

It can be used as a method to "go to" any of the below pages by clicking on the first (underlined) purple-ish words describing any page.
It can be used (when copied into an email to us, and then edited down) to list those cumulative pages of our entire web-site which at least one of your principals have so far to date read, understood, and agreed to comply with (as required by item #12 of our annual certification web-page).

annual certification - instructions to grantees on how to prepare their annual certification requesting a grant

audit procedures - a list of audit procedures useful for any organization, but most especially our grantees
BBB on IRS -  the Better Business Bureau discusses IRS    
BBB & public accountability- The Better Business Bureau's own standards and how we reduced them to minimums for easier use for less sophisticated SMA organizations
Beginners - a page for beginners to either this web-site OR any web-site

Beliefs - a statement by the founder, written in 1997, before this Foundation was even a dream  
Calendar- our annual calendar with dates of our normal activities

certification-example - an letter for grantees to copy, edit, and then use to send to us annually.
Correspondence - recent correspondence relating to questions (and answers) that outside people had regarding this Foundation
crisis - a crisis that we are going through (or went through, depending on when you read this)
Eligibility - what are the basic requirements for eligibility of a prospective grantee
ETFs - an article "Understanding Exchange Traded Funds" and our recommendations for which ones to buy as investments suitable for this Foundation's needs

examples - for your use: how to create financial statements (including elementary bookkeeping)
FAQs - frequently asked questions    
Fast Track - a shortcut or faster way to make a 1st grant request (but, only for each year's "one-time" grant).  A request for an "ongoing grant" is a later step for such a new organization

financials-example - an illustration (example or format) of good financial statements.

Form990EZ - a copy of IRS Form 990EZ for your review, where necessary

founders will - extracts from the founder's will that effects you and all other grantees    
funding - how is the funding of this Foundation guaranteed (by the above will) to be funded
Goals & Mission - The MPWCF's goals and mission
grantees - our past and present grantees
help us - we need YOUR help    
history-estimates - history of founder's increases in his personal fortune, and and how it effects the MPWCF's expected endowment
Home - the home page, the first page, the index page, of this web-site
internal control - a review of internal control.  useful for any SMA organization, big or small

IRS financial requirements -  - IRS's requirements re: any grantee's financial information
IRS information - information reqarding IRS and its requirements for us, the MPWCF
IRS regulations - extracts from IRS publications regarding contributions/donations
Legalities - legal documents supporting the foundation's status and its qualifying for charitable organization treatment
lifetime achievement - our funding of our annual Stirling Dickinson Lifetime Achievement Award
minutes - minutes of our annual Board meetings
miscellaneous - all services provided by this Foundation (grants of money and grants of management aid)
replace founder - instructions to the replacement trustee (and the other trustees) when the time comes to replace the founder after his death
requirements for the first year - initial requirements for a first-time prospective grantee
requirements for future years - ongoing requirements for a grantee returning for the second or later years

Site Map - this site map that you are now viewing
some additional details - additional details of requirements for grantees returning for the second or later years 

status lately - the most recent computations of our continuing and projected financial status
subsequent changes - changes to this web-site occurring AFTER the founder has died
Table of Contents Page - Table of Contents page for this web-site
transparency awards - details regarding our Transparency contests, whenever applicable
Trustees - the details and instructions that help our trustees run this foundation, now and most importantly (as a restriction in the Founder's will) after his death.
volunteers - what we believe local organizations should be doing with their OWN volunteers
why this info - why we MUST have the information we request - there are no legal ways for us NOT to receive this required information and still give ongoing grants,


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