Press Release: Chemists Without Borders Granted 501(c)(3) Status

Chemists Without Borders Granted 501(c)(3) Status

Campbell, CA, July 19, 2008 –(– Chemists Without Borders, an international humanitarian organization, today announced it has been granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has classified Chemists Without Borders as a public charity, which means that contributions to the organization are tax exempt; this is often a requirement to qualify for foundation grants.

Chemists Without Borders was founded on the principle that through the use of appropriate chemical technologies and related skills, human suffering in developing countries can be alleviated. Chemists Without Borders will do this by mobilizing global resources, expertise, knowledge and creativity; by developing self-reliance operating models; by organizing shared processes and activities; and by partnering with other social entrepreneurs and humanitarian organizations.

Rolande Hodel, president of AIDSfreeAFRICA and a board member of Chemists Without Borders said, “Chemists Without Borders and AIDSfreeAFRICA had a meeting of hearts knowing that we already have the solutions to the most pressing problems humankind faces. It is not rocket science, but it takes a great organization such as Chemists Without Borders to pull it all together, to connect the dots and to deliver the vision it takes to implement what is so obvious that is has been overlooked for so long.”

“Receiving 501(c)(3) status was critical for our development as it provides the possibility for others to contribute to our work, alleviating human suffering in developing countries,” said Bego Gerber, president and co-founder of Chemists Without Borders.

About Chemists Without Borders
Chemists Without Borders ( is a 501(c)(3) public benefit, non-profit, international humanitarian organization designed to alleviate human suffering through the use of proven chemical technologies and related skills. It was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Campbell, California. Please take a look at the website and the weblog,, for more information.


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Chemists Without Borders
Bego Gerber
(888) 595-5604

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