The International Innocence Initiative is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation (Registration Number with the Illinois Secretary of State is 73762391) with its primary address and principal place of business at 161 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1700, Chicago, Illinois, 60601 (Entrance pictured above, Building pictured below). Previously we were located at 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700, Chicago, Illinois, 60601 (adjacent block).
We are located in the heart of Downtown Chicago's Legal District, situated next to the Illinois Supreme Court Building, across the Street from the James R. Thompson State of Illinois Center, and down the block from the Daley Center Plaza (Cook County 1st Judicial Circuit Courthouse), as well as the Administrative offices of the City of Chicago and Cook County governments. Our main telephone number is (312) 204-7252 and our website is www.innocenceinitiative.org. For more information, contact us at the above, or via our general email address of firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like a copy of our latest annual IRS 990 tax return, exemption application, audited financial statements, or other information, please send a request indicating the information that you desire, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope or an email address to which you would like the information sent to, by using the above contact information. The International Innocence Initiative has applied for and is pending approval as being exempt from federal income tax as an organization described as charitable in nature under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is eligible to receive tax-deductible donations while its application status is pending. Each donation is tax-deductible as and to the extent allowed under applicable law, and represents a contribution to its entire mission, which is set forth in its mission statement and vision statement as contained on the website at the following link.
In addition, residents of the following states may obtain financial and/or licensing information from their states, as indicated. Registration with these states, or any other state, does not imply endorsement by the state. Your contribution is deductible to the extent permitted by federal law.
The International Innocence Initiative is registered as a foreign not-for-profit in Kansas. For more information see Kan. Stat. Sec. 17-7931. Our Registration Number in Kansas is 2072180.
We are also registered as a foreign not-for-profit in Florida, and our Registration Number in Florida is F22000005687 (A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELPFLA, OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.)
Unfortunately, we are currently only able to solicit direct donations internationally or from within the states where we are registered or those remaining US states where registration is not required for solicitation.
The following states fall in the above category of additional states where our registration is not required by law, and from which we are permitted to solicit and accept your donations: Delaware, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Arizona, Indiana, and Vermont. The Donor should check with their state before making a donation to ensure that this information is up to date.
Residents of the below listed states should also consider the additional information below:
ILLINOIS - 225 ILCS 460/15(b) If a charitable organization engages in any public solicitation and purports to relate the purpose or purposes for which the funds are solicited, such purposes must be fully and accurately identified to the prospective donor. If a charitable organization whose purposes include the rendering of noneducational program services intends to expend or budget more than 50% of its program service expenditures for informing or educating the public, and the funds being solicited will be used for such purpose, the donor at his or her request must be told that a primary use of the program funds will be for public education.
DELAWARE – 6 Del.C. § 2595(b) Any person soliciting a charitable contribution must disclose prior to making the solicitation the name of the charitable organization.
FLORIDA - West's F.S.A. § 496.411 A charitable organization or sponsor soliciting in this state must include all of the following disclosures at the point of solicitation: The name of the charitable organization or sponsor and state of the principal place of business of the charitable organization or sponsor; A description of the purpose or purposes for which the solicitation is being made; For every charitable organization or sponsor which is required to register in this state, the following verbatim disclosure must be conspicuously displayed, IN CAPITAL LETTERS, and included on all fund-raising materials sent to Florida residents: “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELPFLA, OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” The disclosure statement must also include the charity’s registration number. When the solicitation consists of more than one piece, "the statement must be displayed prominently" in the materials. If the solicitation occurs on a website, the statement must be conspicuously displayed on any webpage that identifies a mailing address where contributions are to be sent, identifies a telephone number to call to process contributions, or provides for online processing of contributions.
For all other states, we, unfortunately, cannot yet accept your direct donations but can direct you to other ways to support our cause through third-party charity partners, such as “Amazon Smiles” at the following link (Forthcoming).
The International Innocence Initiative’s Federal Tax ID# is 88-2938433. The Donor acknowledges that the International Innocence Initiative Board of Directors has the power and duty to modify any restriction or condition on the distribution of funds for any specified charitable purpose if, in the sole judgment of the Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment, or inconsistent with the charitable needs designated.