BICAS shall never sell, rent, lease or exchange personal donor information with other organizations. BICAS assures that the identity of all who contact us will be kept confidential. Use of personal information will be limited to BICAS.
BICAS is committed to ensuring the security of personal donor information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. BICAS uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when processing sensitive data such as credit card information. Any information you enter is encrypted at the Google check-out.
Information for donors and granting agencies
Although we are known in the Tucson community as BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage), our official name is Bootstraps to Share of Tucson. Our most visible project (and in many years our only project) is the community bicycle education center known as BICAS. For more background, see our history page.
We appreciate your interest in supporting Bootstraps to Share of Tucson, a non-profit Arizona 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to meeting the human-powered transportation needs of youth and homeless. All donations to Bootstraps (or to one of its projects, e.g., BICAS) are tax-deductible — see below for the official IRS and Arizona documents supporting that statement. We have information on how to donate money, old bicycles, and bicycle-related items.
Documents open to public inspection
All tax-exempt organizations must make certain documents available for public inspection. Internet posting fulfills this requirement. (See IRS FAQ on fulfilling the public inspection requirement.) Our fiscal year runs January 1 – December 31.
Tax-exempt and charitable status:
- Application [Jun1990], Follow-up Questions [Aug1990], Response [Sep1990]
- IRS Advance Ruling [Dec1990], Determination [Jul1994], Confirmation [Aug2005],Confirmation [May 2012], Confirmation [May 2014], Confirmation [March 2015]
- Arizona Determination [Apr1991]
Annual information returns:
These returns (IRS Form 990) summarize our activities (mostly from a financial viewpoint) and document that our tax-exempt and charitable status should remain unchanged.
- 2015 IRS 990 Annual Information Return
- 2014 IRS 990 Annual Information Return
- 2013 IRS 990 Annual Information Return
- 2012 IRS 990 Annual Information Return
- 2011 IRS 990 Annual Information Return
- 2010 IRS 990 Annual Information Return
- 2009 IRS 990 Annual Information Return
- 2008 IRS 990 Annual Information Return
- 2007 IRS 990 Annual Information Return
- 2006 IRS 990 Annual Information Return
- 2005 IRS 990 Annual Information Return
To protect privacy, mailing addresses of board members and key employees (usually on pages 5 and 7) and mailing addresses of major donors (usually on page 2 of Schedule B) are removed. We have internal documentation on how we combine several documents to produce a single PDF suitable for public viewing.
Annual reports filed with Arizona Corporation Commission:
Please see the Bootstraps to Share records page of the Arizona Corporation Commission. (If that doesn’t work, then start at the AZ Corp Commission homepage, look for “Annual Reports” in the lower left, then search for “Bootstraps to Share”. We should show up as file number 05219901.)