The Manhattan Optimist Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that receives tax-deductible donations of money and other gifts. The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Manhattan Optimist Club. While the Club was founded in 1959, the Foundation was not formed until 1979. The Foundation provides a legal vehicle for donations to be tax deductible for donors to the various charitable and educational efforts of the Club.
If you wish to make a donation to the Foundation, print the Foundation Donation Form, fill it out, and return it to:
Manhattan Optimist Club
P.O. Box 623
Manhattan, KS 66505-0623
You will receive a receipt for your donation identifying your gift as tax-deductible for income tax purposes.