Today, we at 501(c) Agencies Trust announce the addition of Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England as a new program participant.
501(c) Agencies Trust is a group of 1,500 nonprofits from across the country that have elected to not participate in the state unemployment tax system. Instead, we have chosen to become employers who reimburse the state for our unemployment costs. 501(c) Agencies Trust began in 1982 and collectively we save more than $20 million annually.
Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England is one of 112 Girl Scout councils in the United States. This council includes girls from all over Rhode Island; from Pawcatuck, Connecticut; and from 13 communities in southeastern Massachusetts: Bellingham, Blackstone, Attleboro, Fall River, North Attleboro, Plainville, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Wrentham, Millville, Rehoboth and Seekonk. In 2015, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England served over 7000 girls in grades K-12 in partnership with 2,600 adult volunteers.
Nonprofits Have Options
Federal law allows 501(c)(3)s, like Girl Scouts of Southern New England, to stop paying their unemployment taxes and to self fund their own programs. Doing so can save organizations 40 to 60 percent on those unemployment insurance costs. At 501(c) Agencies Trust, we help organizations manage their unemployment expenses, provide employers with a certified educational series, provide separated employees with reemployment services and offer HR Services including unlimited access to a staffed hotline.
501(c) Agencies Trust consists of both large national agencies such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Y-USA, Feeding America and United Cerebral Palsy as well as smaller stand-alone organizations.
Visit 501cTrust.org and complete a savings analysis form to see if our program is right for your organization.