As a 501(c)4 nonprofit membership-based organization, SWAMC’s foundation of local contributions and support comes from Municipal Members such as boroughs and cities. Associate Members, comprised of for-profit businesses, tribal governments, and other regional organizations, strengthen and broaden SWAMC’s role as a public-private partnership.
SWAMC Membership spans each fiscal year: Membership for FY22 runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Municipal Members’ dues are based on population. Associate Members’ dues are based on gross earnings or budget. See below for a complete membership investment fee schedule.
According to the IRS, “Contributions to civic leagues or other section 501(c)(4) organizations generally are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses, if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business.”