SCORE is comprised of two independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations – the SCORE Association and the SCORE Foundation.
- The SCORE Association is the entity that is eligible for and supported in part by federal grants, including grants appropriated by the US Congress and grants given or administered by SBA and other federal governmental agencies. Your volunteer activities are done as part of the SCORE Association.
- The SCORE Foundation is the entity that supports the mission and operations of the SCORE by developing funding, resources, and programs from individual, private sector, and corporate sponsors.
Per SCORE’s by-laws, the SCORE Board of Directors must be composed of at least 1/3 of individuals from within SCORE (volunteers) and at most 2/3 of individuals from outside SCORE (independents). Board Directors are eligible for two three-year terms.
SCORE operates as a single organization – One SCORE.
- All SCORE chapters are approved as charted operating units of the SCORE Association. Chapters are not independent nor are they separate legal entities.
- All individuals who are duly accepted as a member of any chapter, including members of national or virtual chapters, shall automatically hold membership in SCORE.
- All chapters and members must comply with the policies set forth in this SOM, including all issues surrounding volunteer roles, volunteer status, chapter operations, and chapter accounting.