Voluntary Contributions allowed for the 2014 tax year
California Seniors Special Fund - If you and/or your spouse are 65* years of age or older and claim the Senior Exemption Credit on line 7, you may make a combined total contribution of up to $216 or $108 per spouse. Contributions entered to this fund will be distributed to the Area Agency of Aging Councils (TACC) to provide advice on and sponsorship of Senior Citizens issues. Any excess contributions not required by TACC will be distributed to senior citizen service organizations throughout California for meals, adult day care, and transportation.
* If your 65th birthday is on January 1, 2015 you are considered to be age 65 on 12/31/2014.
Alzheimer's Disease/Related Disorders Fund - Contributions will be used to conduct a program for researching the cause and cure of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and research into the care and treatment of persons suffering from dementing illnesses.
California Senior Legislature Fund - Contributions will provide for Senior Citizens Adult Day Health Care Centers, nutrition centers, respite care, long-term care, senior citizen abuse prevention programs, Alzheimer day care programs, and the California Senior Legislature (CSL). The CSL are volunteers who prioritize statewide requirements of seniors and propose legislation in areas of health, housing, transportation, and community services. Any excess contributions are not required by the CSL will be distributed to senior citizen service organizations throughout California.
Rare and Endangered Species Preservation Program - Contributions will be used to help protect and conserve California's many threatened and endangered species and the wild lands that they need to survive, for the enjoyment and benefit of you and future generations of Californians.
Habitat For Humanity Fund - To provide affordable housing in California. Effective January 1, 2015 for the 2014 tax year.
California Breast Cancer Research Fund - Contributions will be used to conduct research relating to the prevention, screening, cure, and treatment of breast cancer.
California Firefighters' Memorial Fund - Contributions will be used for the construction of a memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol honoring the hundreds of firefighters who have died protecting our neighborhoods, our homes, our families, and our dreams. These brave men and women answered the call when fire alarms sounded or when paramedic services were needed, and their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families deserve to be remembered.
Emergency Food Assistance Program Fund - Contributions will be used to help local food banks feed California's hungry. Your contribution will fund the purchase of much-needed food for delivery to food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens throughout the state. The State Department of Social Services will monitor its distribution to ensure the food is given to those most in need.
California Peace Officer Memorial Foundation Fund - Contributions will permit the Foundation to preserve the memory of our fallen comrades by maintaining a Memorial on State Capitol grounds, and updating it annually to memorialize officers killed in the line of duty each year. Beginning with California statehood, peace officers have laid their lives on the line to protect law-abiding citizens. Since then over 1,300 courageous peace officers have fallen in the line of duty. The California Peace Office Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to honoring those heroes by assisting their survivors by offering moral support, counseling, and financial support, including academic scholarships for the children of those officers who have made the supreme sacrifice. On behalf of all of us and the law-abiding citizens of California we thank you for your participation.
California Sea Otter Fund - The California Coastal Conservancy and the Department of Fish and Game will each be allocated 50% of the contributions. The California Coastal Conservancy will use the contributions for research and programs related to the near-shore ecosystem, including sea otters. The Department of Fish and Game will use the contributions to establish a sea otter fund within the department's index coding system for increased investigation, prevention, and enforcement action.
California Sexual Violence Victim Service Fund - Funds allocated to California Rape Crisis Centers.
California Cancer Research Fund - Contributions will be used to conduct research relating to the causes, detection, and prevention of cancer and to expand community-based education on cancer, and to provide prevention and awareness activities for communities that are disproportionately at risk or afflicted by cancer.
California YMCA Youth and Government Fund - Contributions will be used to support civic education programs operated by the YMCA Youth and Government Program, the African American Leaders for Tomorrow Program, the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, and the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project.
California Youth Leadership Fund - Contributions will be used to support the activities of the California Youth Leadership Project for the purpose of promoting youth civic engagement.
Child Victims of Human Trafficking Fund- Contributions will be used to fund, through grants, eligible community-based organizations that agree to provide services to minors who are victims of human trafficking.
School Supplies for Homeless Children Fund- Contributions will be used to provide school supplies and health-related productions to homeless children.
State Parks Protection Fund/Parks Pass Purchase- Contributions will be used for the protection and preservation of California's state parks and for the cost of a Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass valid at most parks units where day use fees are collected.