501 (c) 3 Application

Getting started is always the hardest part. We are here to make it as efficient as possible. In order to apply for your 501 (c)(3), we will need the following: 

  • Articles of Incorporation containing the Exempt Purpose Statement as described in IRS Code section 501(c)(3) and defined in Treasury Regulation 1.501(c)(3)-1 Paragraph d and the Dissolution Statement described in Treasury Regulation 1.501(c)(3)-1 Paragraph b subparagraph 4 ("Organizational Test").

  • Employer Identification Number

  • By-laws of the Organization

  • Minutes of Board Meetings

  • Names, Addresses, and Resumes of Board Members

  • Names and addresses of all Active Members

  • Inventory of Assets like cash, furniture, equipment, property, pledges...

  • Inventory of Liabilities like mortgages, accounts payable, loans...

  • Rent/Lease Agreements and Contracts

  • Revenue and Expense Statements for the last four years or as far back as possible if your organization has been in existence for less than four years.

  • Written Reason for Formation and History of the organization.

  • Organization Mission Statement or Statement of Faith or Beliefs for Churches and other Religious Organizations.

  • Organization Activities, Operations and Programs Documentation including your statement of purpose & operations, food programs, fundraisers, flyers/brochures/pamphlets...

  • Financial Support Documentation including all sources of revenue like contributions, tithes, offerings, fundraisers...

  • Fund Raising Program Descriptions

  • IRS Processing/Filing Fee

 

Note: If you are a new organization and do not yet have all of the above, don’t worry. We can work with what information you currently have and give guidance on how to efficiently obtain the rest.