Yes, the Slave 2 Nothing Foundation is a 501©(3) tax exempt organization and all donations received is considered a tax deductible donation for the giver.
In-N-Out Burger covers all costs associated with the running of the Slave 2 Nothing Foundation. 100% of every penny we raise/receive, combined with the additional funds In-N-Out Burger contributes, goes directly to the organizations we support. For example, in January, in support of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and in October, in support of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month we have fundraising campaigns in all of our In-N-Out Burger restaurants. Every dollar raised in our stores, In-N-Out Burger will match every dollar with three of our own (up to $100,000).
Yes, all donations can be directed to be given to either human trafficking or substance abuse organizations. Undesignated donations will be divided between giving to human trafficking and substance abuse organizations.
The Slave 2 Nothing Foundation supports two types of nonprofit organizations:
In addition to providing the highest quality of food and a spotless and friendly environment, In-N-Out Burger exists for the purpose of: “Assisting all communities in our marketplace to become stronger, safer and better places to live.” We have a strategic plan to provide support to all of the communities in the six states where In-N-Out Burger has stores (California, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Oregon). Initially we will focus on California and Texas (who is #1 and #2 in regard to the highest number of human trafficking victims in the U.S.) to support both substance abuse and human trafficking organizations. Then we will be adding Nevada and Arizona and then strategic support to Utah and Oregon. We desire to be supporting all 6 states as soon as possible and if we are able to speed up our timeline, we absolutely will.
Every organization that receives funding from the Slave 2 Nothing Foundation is required to go through a intensive vetting process. Each organization that is considered for funding goes through a 4-step process.
A Slave 2 Nothing team member will take every organization who is being considered for funding through steps 1 & 2:
If an organization passes the first two steps, they will be invited to complete stages 3 & 4.
Once the 4 step vetting process in completed, these organizations will be brought before the Slave 2 Nothing Board of Directors, who ultimately makes the decision on who receives funding.
Constantly Learning: In addition, the Slave 2 Nothing staff and the Board of Directors receive further insight on their funding decisions by experts in human trafficking and substance abuse. Experts and leaders from areas including law enforcement, medical doctors, district attorneys, government officials, psychologists, case workers, judges, educational institutions, nonprofit and faith based organizations. In addition, we are connected with former substance abuse addicts and human trafficking survivors who provide important insight into what approaches are effective and which are not.
Thus, when someone donates to/through Slave 2 Nothing they can have complete confidence knowing that there has been due diligence and vetting in every funding decision that is made so that their donations are being used to make the biggest difference possible.