"Ensuring the Legacy of Germans from Russia"
What HFGR Will Do
Aid, assist, encourage and
support financially and otherwise the research efforts of the Germans from
Russia Heritage Society, individuals, scholars, educational institutions
including colleges and universities supporting the research of the migration
of Germans people to various Russian provinces and areas and then from Russia
to the United States of America, Canada, Australia and various countries of
South America and the world; accumulate family and individual histories, oral
and written, letters, family memorabilia, steam ship manifestos, state,
county, domain or province records and accounts; to support the translation of
documents, and otherwise to foster, support and assist in collecting and
collating such data and historical documents to be maintained in places of
safe keeping including the library of the Germans from Russia Heritage
Society or any other library of any public or private college or
Secure, accept, hold and manage donations, gifts, gifts in trust, annuities, legacies, devises or bequests, insurance policies or any other type or kind of property, from individuals, corporations and institutions for the purpose of conducting or furthering the aims and objectives set out or limited by such donors for the purpose or purposes either designated by the donor or settlor, or by the board of directors of this foundation if such gifts and donations are not otherwise restricted to further the educational or charitable purposes set out herein.
Hold funds and gifts, bequests, annuities or other assets so received in perpetual, or income earning accounts, with the principal net interest or other income to be used and the purposes for which given.
Buy, own, hold, sell, transfer, mortgage and otherwise convey or hypothecate any asset, real or found, equipment, supplies or other assets not otherwise gifted or held pursuant to any trust or other conditions which limit the use of such asset for a specific use or purpose.
Buy, own, hold, sell, mortgage and convey all real estate, stocks, bonds, policies of insurance, annuities as is necessary or desirable for the purpose of which this corporation was organized.
Publicize the institutions and causes of the Germans From Russia Heritage Society and to carry on an educational program within said society.
Educate the members of the Germans From Russia Heritage Society, their heirs and descendants and others of the ethnic and cultural heritage of the German peoples who emigrated from Russia to the United States of America, Canada and other countries of the world as well as those who stayed behind and may still live in Russia or countries or provinces that once formed the Soviet Union of Socialist Republics.
Cooperate with the American Historical Society of Germans From Russia and the International Foundation of the AHSGR in attaining the goals and objections common to both the Germans From Russia Heritage Society and the American Historical Society of Germans From Russia as may be identified or approved by the Board of Directors of the Heritage Foundation for Germans from Russia.
What HFGR Will Not Do
This foundation shall not engage in activities which are not either charitable or educational in purpose, nor shall it engage in any activities consisting of attempts to influence legislation. No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of any member, officer, trustee or any private individual, except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the corporation affecting one or more of its purposes; nor shall any member, officer, trustee or any private individual be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the corporate assets on dissolution of the corporation.
Further, the foundation shall not retain any excess business holdings as defined in Section 4943(c) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding provisions of subsequent Federal tax laws.
Further, the foundation shall not make any investments in any such matters subject to tax under Section 4944 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws.
Further, the foundation shall not make any taxable expenditures as defined in Section 4945(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws.
Notwithstanding any other provisions, the foundation shall not conduct or carry on any activities not permitted to be conducted or carried on by any organization exempt under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, including its regulations as they now exist or may hereafter be amended. Nor shall this foundation make contributions to any organization which does not qualify under the provisions of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, and its regulations as they now exist or may hereafter be amended.