The creation of a charitable organization can be a complicated and confusing issue, especially when applying for 501(c)(3) status. Incorporating a not-for-profit is a very different process than creating a for-profit company — the corporate documents have unique language, the officers and directors have different types of responsibilities, and the organization must file specialized reports.
Many people assume (wrongly) that being a charitable organization is the same as being a tax exempt organization. Although tax exempt organizations must be charitable organizations, not all nonprofits are created equally. Only those holding the IRS 501(c)(3) designation can advise the public that their donations are tax-deductible.
501(c)(3) status is highly coveted and not easy to get. A long and detailed application, often running to several hundred pages, must be filed with the IRS, detailing the goals of the organization, the financial history of the group, and the past history of the people in charge.
The National Special Needs Network has 25 years of successful experiences in creating charitable organizations ranging from group homes to animal rescues to support groups for varying disability populations. We are very effective in obtaining 501(c)(3) status for interested applicants.
We have worked with start-ups and with well-established nonprofits, and we can tailor our services to your group’s needs.