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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

CN Advisory: High Concern

North American Butterfly Association, Manasota Chapter

, FL 



On May 24, 2017, Fox 13 reported on the operations of North American Butterfly Association, Manasota Chapter, an alleged charity, in an article titled, "Police: Woman used butterfly association to commit fraud." It has come to our attention that this organization is not registered with the IRS, but is soliciting from the general public in violation of federal tax law. For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see the Fox 13 article.

  • On August 15, 2017, The Bradenton Herald published an article titled, "Formal fraud charges filed in connection to Holmes Beach butterfly garden, but prosecution drops one charge." For more information, please see The Bradenton Herald article.

  • On January 16, 2018, The Anna Maria Islander published an article titled, "State strikes bargain with butterfly advocate." For more information, please see The Anna Maria Islander article.

The concerns raised about organizational legitimacy and/or federal tax law compliance are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 00-0000108
Name in IRS Master File North American Butterfly Association, Manasota Chapter
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Subsection  (View the list of codes)
Foundation Status
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Filing Requirement
Fiscal Year End

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