CLI officially came into existence as an organization nearly one year ago and has operated successfully in the United States and in the Congo throughout that period. Yesterday, however, we received official word that a significant milestone has been attained: CLI is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
This is an important change for two very practical reasons. Namely, CLI can now receive donations that are tax deductible and can apply for grants from foundations around the country and world. Obviously, this is exciting and bodes well for the growth of the organization. Most importantly, though, this achievement is symbolic of the growth that CLI has gone through over the past year. To all of our supporters, a heartfelt thank you! We will continue our hard work and are more excited than ever about the future.