The Weimaraner Foundation Fund (WFF) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed to benefit the Weimaraner breed. The mission of the WFF is to further the advancement of the Weimaraner by providing funds for education, and health research; fund requests associated with the adoption of homeless Weimaraners; and to help fund other projects that will assist Weimaraners and their owners in advancing the unique qualities of the Weimaraner.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, the WFF must comply with IRS regulations concerning the receipt of donations and disbursements of funds. This compliance must be in accordance with the WFF application for non-profit status filed with the IRS.
The Weimaraner Club of America (WCA) and the WFF are separate organizations and are independent of each other. The WCA does not fund the WFF.
The sources of donations include individuals, estates, corporations, proceeds from, for instance, the Rescue Quilt and raffles at the WCA national events, and from Ratings and other field events. Many corporations have matching donation programs which can doubly benefit the WFF if the proper procedures are followed by the donating employee.
The WFF/Rescue Committee is a fully volunteer, non-profit organization made up of the WFF Rescue Coordinator, local rescue committees, rescue groups, and individual volunteers. One function of the WFF/Rescue program is to receive requests for adoptions and surrenders, and to communicate these requests to those doing rescue in that geographical area. The Rescue Coordinator also notifies the breeder, if known, of dogs surrendered for adoption.