Watchable Wildlife Foundation
The Watchable Wildlife Foundation exists to manage the funds and resources given by Bob and Phyllis Mace and to ensure appropriate implementation
of their vision for their gifts. Revenues will be invested back into programs benefitting the public.
Excerpt from Article 1 of the Watchable Wildlife Foundation, Inc. Bylaws:
This corporation shall advance Watchable Wildlife by developing, improving, and maintaining active outdoor opportunities to study, observe,
and enjoy those species of fauna and their habitats that are generally not hunted or fished and all ancillary purposes. This corporation
is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes…
The Watchable Wildlife Foundation shall advance watchable wildlife by developing, improving, maintaining, and promoting active outdoor opportunities
to study, observe, and enjoy habitats and those species of fauna that are generally not hunted or fished.
The Watchable Wildlife Foundation will honor Bob Mace’s legacy by providing for and enhancing public appreciation of watchable wildlife.
Bylaws of Watchable Wildlife Foundation, Inc.
An Oregon Non-Profit Corporation
Article 1: Purpose
This corporation is organized and is to be operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Subject to the limitations stated
in the Articles of Incorporation, the purposes of this corporation shall be to engage in any lawful activities, none of which are for profit, for which
corporations may be organized under Chapter 65 of the Oregon Revised Statutes (or its corresponding future provisions) and Section 501©(3) of
the Internal Revenue code of 1954 (or its corresponding future provisions).
This corporation shall advance Watchable Wildlife by developing, improving, maintaining active outdoor opportunities to study, observe, and enjoy those
species of fauna and their habitats that are generally not hunted or fished and all ancillary purposes. This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, including directly participating in and making distributions to such projects
and organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under IRC 501©(3) or distributions to fund or support scientific or educational inquiry into the purpose of this corporation so long as the use of funds is limited to bona fide charitable purposes.
The initial Board of Directors (Board) adopts the following areas and projects to promulgate the corporation’s purpose. The Board may consider the following areas for assistance by the Foundation:
- Establish a web presence for the nonprofit activities,
- Communicate the purpose, projects, works, and activities to the general public and the professional
and commercial community and individuals involved in resource, wildlife, and outdoor recreational and educational activities,
- Establish and hold educational presentations, projects and fund raising projects and activities,
- In the event an individual or entity contributes money or value to the Foundation for a specific
purpose, then the Board shall have the authority to accept or reject said value or monies, but if accepted they shall be used exclusively for the
purpose designated by the donor so long as that is for a qualified charitable purpose within the ability and control of the corporation. The Board
may contribute matching or additional funds for the same designated purpose as the donor.
The above defined areas and projects shall not be construed to be mandatory on the Board and the areas and projects shall not be construed to require the
Board to provide funding to the suggested areas r projects as it shall be within the sole discretion of the Board to select one, more than one, all,
or none of the above areas or projects for assistance and participation by the Foundation.