The Foundation was formed as a result of the vision of Joseph C. McKinney, the 19th District Representative of the 3rd District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The final formalization of the Foundation came under the administration of Gary C. Clark, the 20th 3rd District Representative of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
The “Third District Scholarship, Talent Hunt and Social Action Foundation , Inc. is a Commonwealth of Virginia Corporation established on December 5, 1995. At that time the Internal Revenue Service determined that the Corporation was exempt from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3). They further determined that the corporation is not a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the code because the Corporation is described in sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(i) (A)(11)
The purpose the Corporation is exclusively for educational, civic, literary, scientific, prevention of cruelty to children or animals, and similar non-profitable purposes as contemplated by Section 501 (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The Articles of Incorporation of the Foundation allows the Corporation to solicit and receive funds and property by gift, transfer, devise or bequest, and may administer and apply such funds and property only in the furtherance of the purposes set out in the above paragraph.
The Corporation shall not engage in activities attempting to influence legislation nor shall it directly or indirectly participate or intervene (including publishing or distributing statements) in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office or any other activity not within the purpose set out for the Corporation.
In May 2014, the foundation initiated a $1,000,000 Undergraduate endowment account with the help of Charles Briggs, Gary C. Clark and Conrado B. Morgan. Please see more on the endowment account on this site. In addtion, in May 2014 the web site for the foundation was established by Joe Boutte, Conrado B. Morgan and Gary C. Clark under the direction of Charles Briggs.
Over the years the Foundation has provided scholarships to deserving students pursuing baccalaureate degrees as well as advanced degrees. Hundreds of high school students have received financial grants through the display of their talents at annual Talent Hunt Programs. The Foundation has also provided grants to chapters that have done an outstanding job in the community to allow them to further their Social Action work.