California International Harvester Collectors Foundation: The foundation was formed by IH Collectors Chapter 14 Inc and is in northern California for public and charitable funding on the collection, restoration, and displaying of International Harvester equipment, machinery, and other items of historic interest. The purpose of the foundation is:
- To fund, restore, and preserve the history of International Harvester Company across the USA.
- To fund the sharing of information, ideas, and history of IH.
- To fund an atmosphere of sharing our IH farm heritage through youth organizations, such FFA and 4-H.
Is the foundation exempt? The foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California as a 501c3 charitable tax-exempt organization, with all donations being tax deductible. The foundation became exempt on April 22, 2006 with the federal government. Our federal ID is 27-0123839. Donations are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. The California tax exemption number is 98-02162, effective August 6, 2006.
The foundation’s purpose will help fund youth projects that are underway through FFA chapters and 4-H clubs. Forty youth projects have been funded to date with various FFA chapters throughout California. Oakdale HS FFA has its project underway in 2021/2022. Our 40th project is launched with Yuba County Charter School in Marysville CA using a classic Farmall Cub tractor in the classroom.
Our foundation board leads our organization in directing the operations and projects. Those board members are:
- John Rochester, Granite Bay, CA
- Sue Hayes, Anaheim CA
- Jeff Magill, Yuba City, CA (Chair)
Frequently asked questions may include:
What is the foundation and its purpose? Purpose is to create an organization for funding the collection, restoration, and displaying of International Harvester equipment. That includes funding of 40 FFA school tractor projects throughout California.
How can I donate? You can make a donation by sending a check payable to:
- California IH Collectors Foundation
- PO Box 1471
- Folsom CA 95630
Will I get a receipt for my donation? Yes. Whether a cash or noncash donation we will provide a tax receipt. We suggest you get an appraisal for any tractors you wish to donate to our foundation that will end up at a local school for restoration.
Your tax-deductible donation will help the foundation’s purpose and goals, and potentially hundreds of high school youth involved in FFA and 4-H.
To contact us:
California IH Collectors Foundation
PO Box 1471
Folsom CA 95630