F.E.A.S.T. receives nonprofit status!

Big news at F.E.A.S.T.!

In an unexpectedly rapid turnaround, F.E.A.S.T. has received 501(c)(3) status from the US IRS. We are now an official nonprofit charity. This is a really important milestone. This means all donations are tax-deductible for the giver, and makes us eligible for many benefits and services only available to nonprofits.

Parents who find F.E.A.S.T. can rest assured we are a legitimate organization organized and operating in the public interest.

I am deeply grateful to our legal team at Bingham McCutchen in Washington, DC for donating their time and expertise, as well as to the F.E.A.S.T. Board of Directors and Advisory Panels for their service over the past 18 months as we created this organization.

A special note of personal gratitude to four important contributors to this milestone: Sarah, who insisted for years that this needed to be done; to R&M for sending the precipitating funds and vote of confidence; to Chris for pulling the team together; and to my family for their steadfast support. Thank you all for believing in this, and in me. I do not take it for granted, and so enjoy working as a community.

Now, to work: helping families and standing up for families!


  1. Congratulations!!! I just made my donation. Best of luck as you prepare for the NEDA meeting in September!

  2. I was thinking of you and F.E.A.S.T. the other day when I picked up a copy of my friend's book that another friend wrote the foreword for... She had asked me for a list of resources in the United States (She's from Australia) and most of the ones I mentioned were there, a few weren't and there were a few more.

    One of the ones I had told her, was F.E.A.S.T. and there it was.

  3. Anna, thank you so much for the donation!!

    Carrie, thank you for being part of F.E.A.S.T!!

    And Kat, thank YOU for spreading the word - we need that!

    And thank the gods of punctuation with allowing me so many exclamation points!!!!!

  4. Excellent! This opens many doors!


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