Press Release — GiftedNYS Obtains 501(c)(3) Status


Gifted New York State, Inc. Obtains Federal 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

Federal recognition increases access to grants and other resources which will further enable the organization to serve its mission

ONEIDA, NY (July 24, 2020) — Gifted New York State, Inc. (GiftedNYS) is proud to announce that it has obtained federal recognition as a tax-exempt nonprofit under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As a 501(c)(3) organization, GiftedNYS will be eligible to apply for grants that will strengthen its ability to serve its mission of advocacy for gifted learners in New York State. All contributions to GiftedNYS are fully tax-deductible.

“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the generous support of our early members and donors.” remarked Jennifer Roberts, Co-Founder and Treasurer of GiftedNYS. “It’s exciting to watch the organization develop and grow, and with the public’s support we hope to accomplish big things for gifted learners in New York State.” GiftedNYS raised seed money through membership fees and donations to fund the 501(c)(3) application expenses.

GiftedNYS launched its advocacy efforts with its first position paper and call-to-action, Improve and Transform New York’s Gifted Education. The organization has planned two free online seminars for members and non-members: an advocacy coaching session on July 30th, and a home education panel discussion on August 3rd.

Gifted New York State’s employer identification number (EIN) is 85-0659400. The IRS determination letter granting 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is available upon request. To become a member or make an online donation, visit For further information, contact

About GiftedNYS

The nonprofit Gifted New York State (GiftedNYS) is the only active statewide organization dedicated to supporting gifted education in New York State. The GiftedNYS mission is to build awareness and understanding of what it means to be gifted or twice-exceptional, to promote federal, statewide, and local policies and initiatives that support and protect these underrepresented children in our schools, and to create community for gifted and twice-exceptional children and their families.