MCA Donation Policy

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, as an organization, makes monetary donations to the community of Akwesasne through the Executive Director, who establishes an annual budget for these donations.

REGULATIONS

806.1      Requests for donations must be forwarded to the office of the Executive Director of MCA.

806.2      No other department or program within MCA is allowed to make donations to the community other than the Executive Director’s office.

806.3      To request a donation from the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne the Donation Application Form(attached as Appendix A) must be filled out and submitted to the Executive Director’s office.

806.4      Individual applicants must be Members of the Mohawks of Akwesasne and must reside within the Territory of Akwesasne under the jurisdiction of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. Team/Group applications will be considered where a significant number of the participants to benefit from the donation are Members of the Mohawks of Akwesasne and reside within the Territory of Akwesasne under the jurisdiction of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. For clarification, a Member is a person who is enrolled on Akwesasne’s Membership Roll in accordance with the Akwesasne Membership Code.

806.5      The ‘MCA Membership Confirmation’ (attached as Appendix B) must be filled out and submitted along with the Donation Application Form, in order to confirm the applicant(s) membership status.

806.6      The Confirmation of MCA Accounts Current and In Good Standing’ (attached as Appendix C) must be filled out and submitted along with the Donation Application Form, in order to confirm the applicant(s) standing.

806.7      The Donation Application Form, MCA Membership Confirmation, and Confirmation of MCA Accounts Current and In Good Standing must be submitted to the Executive Director’s office to the attention of the Special Projects Officer at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the date that the donation is neededThe only exception to this deadline is a donation request for funeral costs related to the death of a family member.

806.8      The maximum approval amount for a donation to an individual as approved by the Special Projects Officer or the Finance Committee is $500.00.

806.9      The maximum approval amount for a donation to a team/group as approved by the Special Projects Officer or the Finance Committee is $1,500.00.

806.10    The maximum approval amount for a donation to a family for costs related to the death of a family member as approved by the Special Projects Officer or the Finance Committee is $500.00.

806.11    Donations cannot be used to cover outstanding project bills or deficits. Applications submitted to cover such costs will be denied.

806.12    Donations are limited to a maximum of one donation per year, per individual or team/groupThe only exception to this limit is donations for funeral costs related to the death of a family member.

806.13    The Special Projects Officer has full discretion on the decision to approve or deny a donation request. In some situations, the Special Projects Officer Executive Director may defer the decision to the Finance Committee, which meets on a monthly basis. If the decision is deferred to the Finance Committee, the decision will be made by a majority of Finance Committee members present.

806.14    The Special Projects Officer is responsible for follow-up on the decision to approve or deny a donation request.

806.15    Applicants may appeal a decision made by the Special Projects Officer. Appeals of this nature are to be submitted in writing to the attention of the Finance Committee.

806.16    Decisions made by the Finance Committee are final. Such decisions include those made on initial donation applications and those made on appeals submitted based on decisions initially made by the Special Projects Officer.

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