The Ely Community History Society, Inc. was incorporated in July of
2003. Its mission is to preserve
all aspects of the history of Ely and the surrounding rural community, including
Western & Shueyville, in
cooperation with the Ely Historic Preservation Commission, and to help in the
creation and ongoing maintenance of a history center and archives through
planning, fundraising, volunteer coordination and public education programs.
The Society will periodically conduct direct mail fund raising campaigns for
the history center and will continue to apply for grants from private
foundations and from the State of Iowa, as needed to fund its projects.
The Society has been granted
status from the IRS as of February 2, 2004. and is exempt from federal
income tax under Foundation Status Classification 509 (a) (1) of the Internal
Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501 (c) (3).
Donations to the Society are tax-deductible. Related documents are
available for public inspection upon request.