Poptivism recipient Charities must be nonprofit, charitable organizations tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Charities must be in good standing in their state of incorporation and in the states where they are authorized to do business;
- Headquartered in the United States
Charities must not engage in, support, encourage, or promote:
- Intolerance, discrimination or discriminatory practices based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
- Hate, terrorism, or violence
- Money laundering
- Other illegal, deceptive, or misleading activities
PopSockets relies on the US Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Charity Navigator’s Concern ratings to determine which charities fall into these groups.
Religious organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues may qualify if they have established a separate 501(c)(3) organization to operate the funded program AND programs are offered to the general population regardless of religious affiliation.
Elementary and secondary schools cannot be funded directly; programs administered within a school environment by a separate 501(c)(3) organization are eligible.
- Political causes, candidates, organizations, or campaigns
- For-profit organizations or programs operated by, or for the benefit of, for-profit organizations
- Organizations or programs that require membership in a certain religion or advance a particular religious faith
The following information may appear on PopSockets websites, social media or promotional campaigns:
Mission Statement / Describe your work, max 400 characters
Please describe what you hope to accomplish with Poptivism donations in 600 characters or less
Please attach 1-3 images of your charity in action
- Maximum 3 images or 2 images and 1 video
- PNG or JPG file types accepted
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (horizontal)
- Logo may be substituted for one image
- Image files must be named in the following format:
Please upload all your files together