Kindness Ranch started as a Private Operating Foundation and filed to change to a Non Profit 501(c)3 in 2007. The request was approved by the IRS and after the required 60-month waiting period it was finalized in August 2014. Our nonprofit status was retro dated back to 2007. Until the IRS final determination was received, Kindness Ranch was still required to file 990s as a Private Operating Foundation. 2014 was the first year in which we were able to file the 990's as a nonprofit. All donations prior to August 2014 were tax dedictaible as per the IRS code.