Desert Rose Operating Endowment Fund – 1099
Fund Type: Endowment Fund
Providing safe and secure transitional shelter for battered women and their children
Purpose: An operating endowment fund for Desert Rose, a non-profit organization providing safe and secure transitional shelter for battered women and their children.
History: The Desert Rose Foundation, Inc. was formed in 2001, becoming an official 501(c)(3) not-for-profit later that year.
The foundation was formed as a result of a college survey conducted for a Sociology class in 1998. Fifty surveys were distributed in Martinsville, Indiana pertaining to the need for a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Morgan County. 76% of those surveyed indicated they had been victims of domestic violence and approximately 1/3 of those surveyed admitted to having spent time away from home due to domestic or family violence. The issue of having to leave Morgan County to seek safety is the main complaint of those who participated in the survey.