Victoria Main Street program granted nonprofit status

The Victoria Main Street Program received notification last week that the Internal Revenue Service has approved it for nonprofit status.

The designation allows contributions to the program to be tax deductible, said Louise Hull Patillo, the program's president.

The Texas Historic Commission announced in October that Victoria received provisional status as a Main Street City.

Provisional status allows the Main Street board of directors a year of assisted organizational development from the Texas Historical Commission to prepare for full designation in 2011.