Tax-Exempt Status Granted!
AEP qualifies as a tax- exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
After an exceptionally tedious wait (and with the help of a gentle push from CT Senator Chris Murphy’s office), our application for determination that AEP qualifies as a tax- exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code was recently granted. Previously AEP maintained its tax-exempt status through a sponsorship agreement with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. While we will always remain closely linked to our supporting parishes in Connecticut and Ohio, AEP’s new status as an independent public charity enables us to apply for grants offered by a broad range of grant-making organizations. As you can imagine, there are many educational grants available and quite a few of them are targeted to international education opportunities. We are actively researching grant opportunities and seeking a professional grant writer to assist us.