TALLAHASSEE, FL – Investors for Charity (I4C) (http://www.investors4charity.org/) recently debuted as a new crowdfunding platform. I4C breaks ground as an alternative to traditional institutional funding and other existing crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo or Kickstarter. More specifically, it differentiates itself by being the only fundraising platform where investors participate in the creation of an important work of art, support worthy charities and reduce their tax bill, all at the same time.
Investors for Charity was born of founder Charles Parlato’s efforts to raise funds for the production of the feature film “NICAEA.” A historical epic that traces the rise of Roman Emperor Constantine and his convening of one of the most important events in Western Civilization – the Council of Nicaea, “NICAEA’s” overarching aim is to rebut Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code claims and show the true history of Christianity.
“With the rise of crowdfunding as an alternative to traditional institutional funding, I thought a variation on the present crowdfunding model might present a different path forward for the production of this movie,” explains Parlato. “Indeed, over time the Nicaea team came to understand that the dual goal of producing and eventually distributing this movie in a cost-effective way, and providing funds to those doing the hard and rewarding work of service for people, institutions, and the environment, was both desirable and doable.”
The end result of that discovery process is Investors for Charity (I4C) whose inaugural project is “NICAEA.” To date, I4C has raised over $2.2 million, comprised of investments and donations, of “NICEA’s” $40 million goal.
The I4C model is simple in execution yet sophisticated in its ability to promote positive, productive projects, to provide a funding means for these projects, to extend a charitable deduction to donors, and to flow proceeds and profits from these projects to needy and sometimes overlooked charities doing great work in the world. It essentially gives the control back to the people by making them equity investors in meaningful projects and, in the process, by allowing them to help charities continue their worthwhile missions.
I4C works in this way: First, project donors designate a charity (or charities) within a group of charities selected by the project’s developers. Those designated charities are then earmarked for all project proceeds and profits due as equity to the donor. Thus, donors select the media project they wish to support, designate the charities that are to profit from the successful development of that project and receive a tax deduction in the amount of their donation.
Among the charities that benefit from the Investors for Charity model are Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), Mercy Ships, SOS Children’s Villages – USA, Barth Syndrome Foundation, Rails to Trails Conservancy, The Michael Fund, The Izaak Walton League, Trinity Boston Foundation, The Roar Foundation, Dravet Syndrome Foundation, Autism Society of Pittsburgh, National Amputation Foundation, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), The Global Genes Project and The Urbi et Orbi Foundation.
To learn more about how Investors for Charity is different from the current crop of crowdfunding models, visit the company online at http://www.investors4charity.org/. Interested media may arrange a meeting with corporate management by calling (512) 382-6229(512) 382-6229 .
About Investors for Charity (I4C)
A new funding platform, Investors for Charity (I4C) allows investors to invest in select media and entertainment projects that are designed to educate, illuminate and enhance the world. At the same time, these investors designate a charity or charities selected by the project’s developer that address a variety of serious needs around the globe. I4C is a non-profit organization under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, contributions made to and accepted by the charity are charitable tax deductions for the donors.
Source: Investors for Charity
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