Trains In The Valley (TIV) takes very seriously its responsibility as a nonprofit organization. Our goal is to model the best practices used by other nonprofits organizations. We firmly believe that with transparency comes trust.
With that thought in mind, we are pleased to provide additional details about the structure of our organization and its finances.
Trains In The Valley launched on April 12, 2016. We are currently conducting business as an unincorporated nonprofit association.
The Trains In The Valley website — which is published under the domain name trainsinthevalley.org — is managed using the WordPress.com platform.
We have obtained an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service for the purpose of establishing a bank account with Florence Bank, 85 Main St, Florence, MA 01062.
Pioneer Valley Regional Ventures Center, Inc., a tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) organization, has agreed to act as an interim fiscal sponsor for Trains In The Valley. Fiscal sponsorship is an agreement through which an organization without tax-exempt status — but which could qualify for it — partners with an existing tax-exempt organization in order to receive donations and grants.
We are in the process of registering our association with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division. Our registration documents were sent to Public Charities Division on September 26, 2017 and we are currently waiting for confirmation that our registration has been accepted.
We intend to incorporate as a nonprofit corporation with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and apply for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code tax code at a date in the future that has yet to be determined.
Trains In The Valley has a business checking account with Florence Bank. It also maintains an account with online payment system PayPal so that donors have the ability to contribute to TIV using a credit card.
Quarterly Financial Reports (PDF)
Annual Financial Report (PDF)
Quarterly and annual financial statements will be posted on this web page as soon as they become available.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the financial statements presented above.
Page last updated: January 8, 2018
Page last reviewed: August 23, 2017