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Applying for 501c3


 1. Appoint the Organization’s Officers and Governing Board

 

2. Develop the Organization’s Mission Statement

 

3. Apply for Non-profit Corporation Status

  • complete Non-profit Corporation Articles of Incorporation form (include 501 c 3 attachment)
  • filling fee of $25 must accompany the form
Articles of Incorporation Form

 

4. Establish By-laws which include the following:

  • membership/terms
  • officers, their duties and terms
  • the organization’s fiscal year

 

5. Complete Form SS-4 (Application for Employer Identification Number)

Form SS-4 Application for EIN

 

6. Complete Form 1023 (Application for Recognition of Exemption)

  • filing fee is either $400 or $850
Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption

 


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