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A 501(c)(3) ​organization must be organized and operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes:

  • charitable
  • educational
  • religious
  • scientific
  • literary
  • fostering national or international amateur sports competition
  • preventing cruelty to children or animals
  • testing for public safety


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501(c)(3) Organizations Enjoy the Following Privileges:

  • Exemption from Federal Income Tax 
  • Exemption from F.U.T.A. (federal unemployment tax)
  • Tax Deductibility for Donors
  • Eligible for Government & Foundation Grants 
  • Eligible for Bulk Mailing Permit 
  • Gambling Permits (in some jurisdictions)
  • Credibility


501(c)(3) Organizations Must Fulfill the Following Responsibilities:

  • Keep Adequate Records 
  • File Required Returns 
  • Provide Donor Substantiation 
  • Obey Disclosure Laws 
  • Generate Public Support 
  • Avoid "Excess Benefits" for insiders
  • Shun Political Activity 
  • Limit Legislative Activity 
  • Limit Unrelated Business Activity


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