The Home School Court Report
Vol. XXVII
No. 6
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November/December
2011

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by Chuck Hurst
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Unscrambling the Letters

Do you know what the relationship is between HSLDA and HSF? If you don’t, you’re not alone. It can be a little confusing. Here’ps our briefest explanation: “HSF, short for the Home School Foundation, is the charitable arm of HSLDA.” But there is much more to the story.

In 1999, a homeschooling dad approached HSLDA and asked if we would be willing to help widows continue homeschooling.

We responded that we would—through our little-used, little-known Home School Foundation. He then proceeded to give HSF a very generous donation to start a widows fund.

HSF began helping widows in the year 2000 and has, over the past 11 years, added several other funds that minister to homeschoolers going through hard times. You can read HSF’s bimonthly updates in From the Heart in each issue of the Court Report and explore all of HSF’s funds online.

So please don’t be surprised or confused when you receive information from both HSLDA and HSF. Due to IRS regulations, we have found it necessary to have two separate organizations to enable us to do the broad range of work required to protect homeschooling freedom. (Donations to HSF are tax-deductible, while donations to HSLDA are not.)

And speaking of freedom, if you are contemplating making a year-end gift, the Foundation’s Homeschool Freedom Fund might be of interest to you. All contributions go to support HSLDA’s advocacy work in the areas of litigation and education of the public, and are tax-deductible. Learn more or make a gift to the fund online.

And now you know the inside scoop …


About the authors

Chuck Hurst is the director of the HSLDA Membership Department.