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Financial Information

The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE)  is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All grants and donations to CSE are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our Federal Tax Identification number is 27-4064401.  Launched in June 2011, CSE is currently in its second year of operations.

Below you can learn more about CSE’s finances.

IRS letter confirming_501(c)(3) status

The Campaign for Southern Equality is incorporated in North Carolina and is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

IRS Form 990

Our annual tax forms are available for review:

  • Our 2014 Form 990 can be viewed here;
  • Our 2013 Form 990 can be viewed here;
  • Our 2012 Form 990 can be viewed here;
  • Our 2011 Form 990 (our first year) can be viewed here.

How CSE is Funded

CSE is a 501(c)(3) organization which launched in 2011. CSE uses a campaign model, which involves keeping overhead costs low and maintaining a nimble structure. We fund our work from a range of sources, including:

  • individual donations;
  • in kind donations;
  • pro bono services;
  • foundation grants.

We are very grateful to the individuals, faith communities, foundations, community partners and law firms that have provided funding, pro bono services and in-kind donations to make our work possible, including those listed below. If you have questions about CSE’s fundraising, please feel free to reach out at