• 541-383-2793
  • covo@covo-us.org
  • Bend Oregon

About Our Organization



Who are We?

Click below to learn who our board of directors is and their background.

Tackling Poverty

Making a Big Impact

Uniting our Community



If you're interested in one of our open positions, start by applying here and attaching your resume.

We love our volunteers!! We are looking for volunteers for our front desk, data entry, helping with events and street outreach. If you would like to volunteer with COVO, please visit our volunteer page and apply online.

Additional Information/ Governance

A. General:

Release of information to the public is an important factor in the transparency of the organization. Transparency is a tool to increase community engagement, provide better self-assessment as well as attracting outside resources.

B. Procedures:

1. the COVO website will make available the following documents:

  • 2. COVO is not required to make photo copies of documents that are available on the website. However, they must still be available for inspection at the office.

    3. Response Due Dates:

    • a. In-Person Requests: if a request is made in person at the COVO office, it shall be responded to on the same day (copies of these documents should be maintained for this purpose).
    • b. Written Requests: requestors are to be advised the documents are available on the website within 30 days (see paragraph B above).


    4. Copying and Mailing fees: In the event copies are made the following applies:

    • a. $1.00 for the first page
    • b. 15 cents for each additional page
    • c. Postage


    5. Penalties for failing to comply with a request for Disclosure

    • a. Failure to comply on the day of the request, if in person, or 30 days if in writing, IRS can assess a $20 per/day penalty for every day out of compliance.
    • b. There is a maximum penalty of $10,000 for failing to provide a copy of the annual information return (Form 990 and all schedule and attachments).
    • c. There is no maximum penalty for failure to provide a copy of the Tax-Exempt Application (Form 1023 or 1024)
    • d. Harassment Exception: Relief from disclosure is provided for an “Harassment Campaign.” This is a single coordinated effort to disrupt the operations of a tax-exempt organization, rather than to collect information about the organization.


    C. Documents requested that are not listed above may be released only with the explicit approval of the Executive Director.


Want to get involved?

We would love to have you, our volunteers make a huge difference.


All donations are accepted and appreciated


Come help out. Application is available online.


Do you have Questions for us? We'd love to chat.
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