USA Martial Arts Foundation
Structure and Mission
USA MARTIAL ARTS FOUNDATION
The USA Martial Arts Foundation is organized for and shall be operated exclusively for educational, cultural and charitable purposes relating to the ancient arts and sports of Martial Arts in the United States of America and abroad; in particular to carry out the purely educational, cultural and charitable activities of the USMAF. The educational, cultural and charitable activities of the Foundation relate principally to the ancient arts and sports of Martial Arts and include public educational and instructional programs involving research, publications, clinics, tournaments, the establishment of scholarships, the development of international cultural exchange programs and the training and certifications of Martial Art instructors and the training of top Martial Art competitors.
The FOUNDATION will:
- a) Sponsor research programs
- b) Establish and maintain reference libraries, training institutions and museums
- c) Publish and distribute textbooks and other aids to enhance Martial Arts education
- d) Award scholarships and grants-in-aid for Martial Arts research and education
- e) Cooperate with other martial art & related sport organizations in all matters pertaining to Martial Arts
- f) Plan, organize and implement international Martial Arts exchange programs
- h) Solicit funds from the general public, corporations and organizations in support of international Martial Arts exchange programs and other activities of the Foundation.
- Organize and promote nationwide instructional programs
No part of the net earnings of the Foundation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, and officers, other private persons. No substantial part of the activities of the Foundation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Foundation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles the Foundation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
The Board of Trustees for the USA Martial Arts Foundation is responsible for the control and management of the business affairs of the Foundation, including the establishment of all programs, policies and operating procedures of the Foundation.
No trustee shall receive a salary or other compensation for services rendered as a trustee. However, a trustee may receive reasonable expenses on behalf of the Foundation.
The following persons, shall serve the Foundation as Charter Trustees:
Bruce R. Bethers, Lawrence A. Emmons, Bruce G. Butler, Jeffrey Cook, Robert M. Carver, Donna K. Cosper, Ernest G.McPeek, John F. Chatwood, George E. Anderson, Delva R. Mandrell, James Caldwell, Ann Osburn, CPA
Chapters of the USA Martial Arts Foundation may be organized and approved under regulations published by the Secretary and approved by the Board of Trustees. Chapters will be required to make the annual payment required by the Board of Trustees to maintain their status.