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
|About the authors
Chuck Hurst is the director of the HSLDA Membership Department.