We have sought other grants without success and concluded that grants are an uncertain source for ongoing funding.
Continued reporting operations must therefore depend entirely on gaining community support through tax-deductible donations.
The Austin Bulldog has no hidden agendas, no invisible men or women behind the curtain to influence what we do or do not investigate. To that end, the names of all contributors are gratefully acknowledged and permanently recognized on this website.
While contributors may request anonymity, we much prefer to list our donors by name so that there can be no question of the source of funds that make our work possible, or how our coverage may have been influenced.
We expect government and corporations to be open to public scrutiny, and we expect no less of ourselves. The Austin Bulldog will operate with complete transparency. To that end, the following documents are available for your inspection by clicking on the links provided:
Bylaws of the Austin Investigative Reporting Project
IRS Form 990-N for 2010, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations not Required to File Form 990 or 990-EZ 2011 U.S. Exempt Organization Tax Return (Form 990-EZ)
Future tax returns for the Austin Investigative Reporting Project will be posted on this website and linked at such times as they are completed and filed in accordance with federal law.
You may also request copies of the exemption application or annual returns by calling the IRS Exempt Organizations Customer Account Services at 877-829-5500.