What is the AIS Foundation?

Incorporated in August 1971 in the State of Missouri, the AIS Foundation was approved in November 1972 as an organization which is not a private foundation, thereby making gifts or bequests tax-deductible on donors’ income or estate tax returns. In the belief that a completely informed public will be a supporting public, we present here the questions most frequently arising, with the answers, concerning the Foundation.

The purposes of AISF are to foster, encourage, and sponsor scientific and educational research in the improvement of the genus Iris and the stimulation of widespread interest therein.