Financial Transparency

Operation BBQ Relief is a recognized tax-exempt nonprofit organization, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Operation BBQ Relief seeks to be transparent in its financial operations by making the following information publicly available.   It is our goal to be good stewards of the funding we have received and forthright in our plans and direction of Operation BBQ Relief.  In doing so we strive for the following:

  • Being honest in solicitation materials and truthful and clear in communications with donors about how their gifts will be or have been used;
  • Having a conflict of interest policy that all board and staff are aware of and review regularly;
  • Publishing financial information on a nonprofit’s website, such as a copy of the organization’s application for tax-exemption, IRS Form 990, audited financial statements and annual reports, as applicable (see below);
  • Ensuring the regular review by the board of current financial statements and of the IRS Form 990 prior to filing;
  • Adopting sound financial management policies, including internal controls, to ensure accountability;
  • Being transparent about who is accountable for the nonprofit’s expenditures; adopting expense policies, such as a travel expense reimbursement policy (requiring prior approval and limiting expenditures to what is reasonable); (View the written policy about expense reimbursement.)
  • Responding appropriately to requests for copies of financial reports, as required by the IRS public disclosure 


The following documents are available to the public below.

  • Articles of incorporation and all amendments (below)
  • Bylaws and all amendments (below)
  • Conflict of interest policy (below)
  • Audited financial statements (below)

The Form 990’s are available below as well as on GuideStar.


Articles of Incorporation
501.c.3 Determination Letter


By-Laws Amended 2020


2023 – 2023-OBR-990, 2023 Audit
2022 – 2022-OBR-990, 2022 Audit
2021 – 
2021-OBR-990, 2021 Audit
2020 –
 2020-OBR-990, 2020 Audit
2019 –
2018 –  2018-OBR-990
2017 –  2017-OBR-990
2016 –  2016-OBR-990
2015 –  2015-OBR-990
2014 – 2013-OBR-990
2012 –  2012-OBR-990