AKA Fundraising Policy


    The American Kratom Association is a 501 c(4) organization. Donations to the AKA are NOT tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.


    The American Kratom Association (AKA) welcomes the support of all kratom advocates. There is a secure contribution portal on our website that allows individuals and businesses to make contributions where we can provide optimum security for confidential information of donors.

    Some supporters have offered to do fundraising in their communities for the benefit of the AKA, and we deeply appreciate these expressions of support. However, in order to protect the integrity of our tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(4) entity, and to assure that donations by supporters are credited to the authorized bank account of AKA, it is essential that we document and account for each individual contribution.

    Accordingly, any individual or entity wishing to conduct a fundraising event in your community for the benefit of the AKA must submit a request for authorization prior to advertising or commencing any such fundraising effort. Requests should be submitted to pete.candland@americankratom.org.

    We have received some complaints from individuals who have made donations that they believed were for the benefit of the AKA only to find out that the money had been diverted, or that only a portion of the money intended to support AKA’s advocacy efforts was presented for deposit to our authorized bank account. We hope all understand the importance of receiving prior authorization for any fundraising effort undertaken on behalf of the AKA.

    We advise everyone to verify an AKA authorization for a local fundraiser by checking our website for a list of fundraising activities approved by the AKA.

    The AKA deeply appreciates the support of the Kratom Nation that has allowed us to effectively advocate for keeping kratom legal, and we will continue these efforts with your continued support.

    Current Fundraising approvals:

    06-19-2018 Rob Nichols In Sense Botanicals/Gold Leaf Botanicals
    09-03-2018 Dijon Evans


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