Y, a private foundation, makes a high-risk investment in low-income housing, the indebtedness with respect to which is insured by the Federal Housing Administration.
Y's primary purpose in making the investment is to finance the purchase, rehabilitation, and construction of housing for low-income persons. The investment has no significant purpose involving the production of income or the appreciation of property.
The investment significantly furthers the accomplishment of Y's exempt activities and would not have been made but for such relationship between the investment and Y's exempt activities. Accordingly, the investment is program-related.
This is an illustration modified from examples provided by the Internal Revenue Service. It is not a legal opinion on the tax treatment of any specific agreement between a private foundation and other entity.
Nonprofit VisionSpring is committed to delivering glasses to people in need of a clearer vision. Rather than simply giving out their glasses, VisionSpring trains individuals in developing nations to conduct outreach and vision screenings, educate their neighbors about the importance of eye care, and sell high-quality, affordable glasses to their communities.