Instructions for Form 1023-EZ (01/2017)

Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code unless otherwise noted.

Revised: 01/2017


General Instructions

“You” and “Us”.

Throughout these instructions and Form 1023-EZ, the terms “you” and “your” refer to the organization that is applying for tax-exempt status. The terms “us” and “we” refer to the Internal Revenue Service.


 

Purpose of Form

Form 1023-EZ is the streamlined version of Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any organization may file Form 1023 to apply for recognition of exemption from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3). Only certain organizations are eligible to file Form 1023-EZ (see Who Can File This Form below).

Note.

Most organizations seeking exemption from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) are required to complete and submit an application. However, the following types of organizations may be considered tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) even if they do not file Form 1023 or Form 1023-EZ.

  • Churches, including synagogues, temples, and mosques.

  • Integrated auxiliaries of churches and conventions or associations of churches.

  • Any organization that has gross receipts in each taxable year of normally not more than $5,000.

 

Who Can File This Form

Only certain organizations are eligible to apply for exemption under section 501(c)(3) using Form 1023-EZ. To determine if you are eligible to file Form 1023-EZ, you must complete the Form 1023-EZ Eligibility Worksheet.

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If you answer “Yes” to any of the worksheet questions, you are not eligible to apply for exemption under section 501(c)(3) using Form 1023-EZ. You must apply on Form 1023. If you answer “No” to all of the worksheet questions, you may apply using Form 1023-EZ.

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Before completing either Form 1023 or Form 1023-EZ, we recommend reading “Life Cycle of an Exempt Organization” at IRS.gov/charities.

How To File

The Form 1023-EZ can only be filed electronically by going to IRS.gov/form1023 or Pay.gov (enter the term "Form 1023-EZ" in the search box). We will not accept printed copy submissions of the application.

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We recommend you preview and print a copy of your application for your records before submitting it electronically.

User Fee

A user fee of $275 is required to process your application. This fee must be paid through Pay.gov when you file your application. Payments can be made directly from your bank account or by credit/debit card.

When To File (Effective Date of Exemption)

Generally, if you file Form 1023-EZ within 27 months after the end of the month in which you were legally formed, and we approve the application, the legal date of formation will be the effective date of your exempt status.

If you do not file Form 1023-EZ within 27 months of formation, the effective date of your exempt status will be the date you filed Form 1023-EZ (submission date).

If you do not file Form 1023-EZ within 27 months of formation, and you believe you qualify for an earlier effective date than the submission date, you can request the earlier date by sending correspondence to the address below. The correspondence should include your name, employer identification number (EIN), the effective date you are requesting, an explanation of why the earlier date is warranted, and any supporting documents. This correspondence should be sent after you receive your Determination Letter. Alternatively, you may complete Form 1023 in its entirety instead of completing Form 1023-EZ.

Note.

If you have been automatically revoked and are seeking retroactive reinstatement, see Part V. Reinstatement After Automatic Revocation of these instructions.

Send effective date correspondence to:

Internal Revenue Service
Exempt Organizations Determinations
Room 4024
P.O. Box 2508
Cincinnati, OH 45201

 

Application process

Submitting this application does not guarantee exemption will be recognized. If your application is incomplete or not completed correctly, it may be rejected. In addition, you may be contacted for additional information. Also, the IRS will select a statistically valid random sample of applications for pre-determination reviews, which may also result in requests for additional information.

Signature Requirements

An officer, director, or trustee listed in Part I, line 8, who is authorized to sign for the organization must sign Form 1023-EZ. The signature must be accompanied by the title or authority of the signer and the date.

Annual Filing Requirements

Generally, an organization that qualifies for exemption under section 501(c)(3) is required to file an annual return in accordance with section 6033(a). However, an eligible organization, other than a private foundation, that normally has gross receipts of less than $50,000 is not required to file an annual return, but must furnish notice on Form 990-N (e-Postcard) providing the information required by section 6033(i). See Rev. Proc. 2011-15, 2011-3 I.R.B. 322.

An organization that is required to file a Form 990-series annual information return or submit an annual electronic notice, Form 990-N, must do so even if its application for recognition of exemption has not been filed or has been filed but not yet approved.

If an annual information return or tax return is due while the Form 1023-EZ is pending, complete the return, check the “Application pending” box in the heading, and send the return to the address indicated in the instructions.

If an annual electronic notice, Form 990-N, is due while the Form 1023-EZ is pending, the organization may need to contact the IRS at 1-877-829-5500 and ask for an account to be established for the organization so that it may file the notice.

Information on annual information return and electronic notice filing requirements and exceptions to the filing requirements may be found in Publication 557 and at IRS.gov/charities.

If you believe you meet an exception to filing Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax; Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax; or Form 990-N, then you may request IRS recognition of this exception by filing Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination. A user fee must accompany the form. Alternatively, you may complete Form 1023 in its entirety instead of completing Form 1023-EZ.

Note.

You do not need to notify the IRS that you are excepted from the annual filing requirement under section 6033(a) if your basis for the exception is that you are not a private foundation, your gross receipts are normally less than $50,000, and you are filing Form 990-N.

Public Inspection

Information available for public inspection.

If we approve exempt status under section 501(c)(3), both you and the IRS must make your application and related documents available for public inspection. For more information, please go to IRS.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Exempt-Organization-Public-Disclosure-and-Availability-Requirements.


 

State Registration Requirements

Tax exemption under section 501(c)(3) is a matter of federal law. After receiving federal tax exemption, you may also be required to register with one or more states to solicit contributions or to obtain exemption from state taxes. The National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) maintains a website that provides informational links to the various states for these purposes. It can be accessed at nasconet.org.

Donor Reliance on a Favorable Determination

Generally, donors and contributors may rely on an organization’s favorable Determination Letter under section 501(c)(3) until the IRS publishes notice of a change in status, unless the donor or contributor was responsible for or aware of the act or failure to act that results in the revocation of the organization’s Determination Letter. See Rev. Proc. 2011-33, 2011-25 I.R.B. 887.

Specific Instructions

Before completing the Form 1023-EZ, you must complete the Form 1023-EZ Eligibility Worksheet. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you must check the box at the top of Form 1023-EZ to attest that you are eligible to file the form. By checking the box, you are also attesting that you have read and understand the requirements to be exempt under section 501(c)(3). You are not required to submit the eligibility worksheet with your form. However, you should retain the worksheet for your records.

Part I. Identification of Applicant

Line 1a. Full name of organization.

Enter your complete name exactly as it appears in your organizing document, including amendments.


 

Line 1b – 1e. Mailing address.

Enter your complete address where all correspondence will be sent. If mail is not delivered to the street address and you have a P.O. box, enter your box number instead of the street address.


 

Line 2. Employer identification number (EIN).

Enter the nine-digit EIN assigned to you.

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You will not be able to submit this application until you have obtained an EIN.

An EIN is required regardless of whether you have employees. If you need an EIN, you may apply online at IRS.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Apply-for-an-Employer-Identification-Number-(EIN)-Online, or you can apply for one by:

  1. Mailing Form SS-4 to the IRS at the address provided in the Instructions for Form SS-4.

  2. Faxing Form SS-4 to the fax number provided in the Instructions for Form SS-4.

 

You can access Form SS-4 online at IRS.gov, or to order IRS tax forms and publications go to IRS.gov/orderforms. If you previously applied for an EIN and have not yet received it, or you are unsure whether you have an EIN, please call our toll-free customer account services number, 1-877-829-5500, for assistance.


 

Line 3. Month tax year ends (01-12).

Enter the month that your tax year (annual accounting period) ends, using a two-digit number format. For example, if your annual accounting period ends December 31, enter "12." Your annual accounting period is the 12-month period on which your annual financial records are based. Your first tax year could be less than 12 months. Check your bylaws or other rules of operation for consistency with the annual accounting period entered on line 3.


 

Line 4. Person to contact if more information is needed.

Enter the name and title of the person to contact if more information is needed. The person to contact may be an officer, director, trustee, or other individual who is permitted to speak with us according to your bylaws or other rules of operation. Your person to contact may also be an “authorized representative,” such as an attorney, certified public accountant (CPA), or enrolled agent (EA).

Note.

We will request a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, if we need to contact an authorized representative for additional information.

 


 

Line 5. Contact telephone number.

Provide a daytime telephone number for the contact listed on line 4.


 

Line 6. Fax number.

Provide a fax number for the contact listed on line 4.


 

Line 7. User fee submitted.

Enter the user fee amount paid. (The current user fee is $275.)


 

Line 8. List the names, titles, and mailing addresses of your officers, directors, and/or trustees.

Enter the full names, titles, and mailing addresses of your officers, directors, and/or trustees. You may use the organization's address for mailing. If you have more than five, list only five in the order below.

  1. President or chief executive officer or chief operating officer.

  2. Treasurer or chief financial officer.

  3. Chairperson of the governing body.

  4. Any officers, directors, and trustees who are substantial contributors (not already listed above).

  5. Any other officers, directors, and trustees who are related to a substantial contributor (not already listed above).

  6. Voting members of the governing body (not already listed above).

  7. Officers (not already listed above).

 

If an individual serves in more than one office (for example, as both an officer and director), list this individual on only one line and list all offices held.

An officer is a person elected or appointed to manage the organization’s daily operations, such as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and, in some cases, board chair. The officers of an organization are determined by reference to its organizing document, bylaws, or resolutions of its governing body, or otherwise designated consistent with state law.

A director or trustee is a member of the organization’s governing body, but only if the member has voting rights.


 

Line 9a. Organization’s website.

Enter your current website address, as of the date of filing this application. If you do not maintain a website, enter “N/A” (not applicable).


 

Line 9b. Organization’s email.

Enter your email address to receive educational information from us in the future. Because of security concerns, we cannot send confidential information via email.


 

Part II. Organizational Structure

Line 1. Entity type.

Only certain corporations, unincorporated associations, and trusts are eligible for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Code. Sole proprietorships, partnerships, and loosely affiliated groups of individuals are not eligible. Check the appropriate box to indicate whether you are a corporation, an association, or a trust.

Note.

Even though certain limited liability companies (LLCs) are eligible to receive exemption under section 501(c)(3), they are not eligible to apply for exemption using this form.

 

Corporation.

A “corporation” is an entity organized under a federal or state statute, or a statute of a federally recognized Indian tribal or Alaskan native government. A corporation’s organizing document is generally referred to as its “articles of incorporation.” A corporation must be incorporated under the non-profit or non-stock laws of the jurisdiction in which it incorporates.

Unincorporated association.

An “unincorporated association” formed under state law must have at least two members who have signed a written document for a specifically defined purpose.

Trust.

A trust may be formed by a trust agreement or a declaration of trust. A trust may also be formed through a will.


 

Line 2. Necessary organizing document.

See below for your organization type.

Corporation.

If incorporated under a federal, state, or federally recognized Indian tribal or Alaskan native government statute, you have a “necessary organizing document” if your organizing document shows certification of filing. This means your organizing document shows evidence that on a specific date it was filed with and approved by an appropriate state authority.

Unincorporated association.

In order to be a “necessary organizing document,” your articles of organization must include your name, your purpose(s), the date the document was adopted, and the signatures of at least two individuals.

Bylaws may be considered an organizing document only if they are properly structured to include your name, purpose(s), signatures, and intent to form an organization.

Trust.

In order for your trust agreement or declaration of trust to be a “necessary organizing document,” it must contain appropriate signature(s) and show the exact date it was formed.


 

Line 3. Formation date.

See below for your organization type.

Corporation.

If you are a corporation, you should enter the date that the appropriate authority filed your articles of incorporation or other organizing document.

Unincorporated association.

If you are an unincorporated association, you should enter the date that your organizing document was adopted by the signatures of at least two individuals.

Trust.

If your trust was formed by a trust agreement or a declaration of trust and does not provide for distributions to non-charitable interests, enter the date the trust was funded. Generally, a trust must be funded with property, such as money, real estate, or personal property, to be legally created.

If your trust document provides for distributions for non-charitable interests, enter the date on which these interests expired. If your trust agreement continues to provide for non-charitable interests, you will not qualify for tax-exempt status.

If you were formed by a will, enter the date of death of the testator or the date any non-charitable interests expired, whichever is later.


 

Note.

If you amended your organizational documents to comply with the requirements of section 501(c)(3), enter the date of amendment, unless the amendment was nonsubstantive within the meaning of Rev. Proc. 2015-5.

Line 4. State of formation.

Enter the jurisdiction (for instance, the state or the federally recognized tribal government) under the laws of which you were incorporated or otherwise formed. If you are a corporation, this may not be the place in which you are physically located. For example, if you are physically located in New York, but incorporated under Massachusetts law, enter Massachusetts.


 

Line 5. Purpose(s) clause.

Your organizing document must limit your purposes to those described in section 501(c)(3). Those purposes are: charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals. See discussion of these purposes under Part III, line 2 of these instructions.

If your purposes are limited by referring to section 501(c)(3), your organizing document also properly limits your purposes. For example, the phrase “relief of the elderly within the meaning of section 501(c)(3)” in your organizing document also properly limits your purposes.

However, if the purposes listed in your organizing document are broader than those listed in section 501(c)(3), you should amend your organizing document before applying for recognition of exemption. A reference to section 501(c)(3) will not ensure that your purposes are limited to those described in section 501(c)(3). All of the language in your organizing document must be considered. The following is an example of an acceptable purpose clause:

The organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

See Publication 557 for further information and examples of how to limit your purposes.


 

Line 6. Activities not in furtherance of exempt purposes.

Your organizing document must not expressly empower you to engage, otherwise than as an insubstantial part of your activities, in activities that in themselves are not in furtherance of one or more exempt purposes described in section 501(c)(3). In other words, you are not organized exclusively for one or more exempt purposes if your organizing documents expressly empower you to carry on activities that further purposes outside the scope of section 501(c)(3), such as “to engage in the operation of a social club” or “to engage in a manufacturing business,” regardless of the fact that your organizing document may state that you are created for “charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Code.”

Further, your net earnings must not inure to the benefit of private shareholders or individuals. You must establish that you will not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, such as the creator or the creator's family, shareholders of the organization, other designated individuals, or persons controlled directly or indirectly by such private interests. Also, you must not, as a substantial part of your activities, attempt to influence legislation (however, eligible organizations may elect an expenditure limit instead of the “no substantial part” limit), and you are prohibited from participating to any extent in a political campaign for or against any candidate for public office.

The following is an example of an acceptable clause:

No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes described in section 501(c)(3). No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

See Publication 557 for further information and examples of acceptable language that expressly limits you to engage in activities in furtherance of one or more exempt purposes described in section 501(c)(3).

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See the instructions for Part III, later, for more information on activities that exclusively further one or more exempt purposes, and certain activities that are prohibited or restricted for organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3).


 

Line 7. Dissolution clause.

Your organizing document must permanently dedicate your assets for a section 501(c)(3) purpose. This means that if you dissolve your organization in the future, your assets must be distributed for an exempt purpose described in section 501(c)(3), or to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.

If your organizing document states that your assets would be distributed to members or private individuals or for any purpose other than those provided in section 501(c)(3), you must amend your organizing document to remove such statements before you apply for recognition of exemption.

The following is an example of an acceptable dissolution clause:

Upon the dissolution of this organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.

Naming a specific organization or organizations to receive your assets upon dissolution will be acceptable only if your articles state that the specific organization(s) must be exempt under section 501(c)(3) at the time your dissolution takes place and your organizing document provides for distribution for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) if the specific organization(s) are not exempt.

See Publication 557 for further information and examples of acceptable language for dedication of assets upon dissolution in your organizing document.

Operation of state law.

The laws of certain states provide for the distribution of assets upon dissolution. Therefore, specific written language regarding distribution of assets upon dissolution may not be needed in the organizing documents of exempt organizations organized in those states. Organizations that are organized in these cy pres states should be aware of their specific state requirements. Operation of state law is based on Rev. Proc. 82-2, 1982-1 C.B. 367.

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State law does not override an inappropriate dissolution clause. If you are organized in a cy pres state and do not have a dissolution clause, state law is sufficient to meet the dissolution clause. However, if you have an inappropriate dissolution clause (for example, a clause specifying that assets will or may be distributed to officers and/or directors upon dissolution), state law will not override this inappropriate clause, and you will need to amend your organizing document to remove the inappropriate clause before you apply for recognition of exemption.


 

Part III. Your Specific Activities

Consider your past, present, and planned activities when responding to these questions.

Line 1. National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code.

An NTEE code is a three-character series of letters and numbers that generally summarize an organization’s purpose. Enter the code that best describes your organization from the list of NTEE codes, later, in these instructions. For more information and more detailed definitions of these codes developed by the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), visit the Urban Institute, NCCS website at nccsdataweb.urban.org.


 

Note.

NTEE codes are also used for purposes other than identification of organizations described in section 501(c)(3). Therefore, all codes in the list do not necessarily describe a 501(c)(3) purpose. Selecting the appropriate NTEE code is important as some donors use the codes to identify potential recipients of grants.

Line 2. Exempt purposes.

In order to qualify for exemption as an organization described in section 501(c)(3), you must be organized and operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes: charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, or preventing cruelty to children or animals. An organization is not regarded as being organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes if more than an insubstantial part of its activities is not in furtherance of an exempt purpose. For more information, see Publication 557.

Note.

An organization does not qualify for exemption as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) if its purposes are illegal or contrary to public policy. See Rev. Rul. 71-447, 1971-2 C.B. 230 (a private school that does not have a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students does not qualify for exemption). Furthermore, an organization operated for the primary purpose of carrying on a trade or business for profit shall not be exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3), even if all of its profits are payable to one or more organizations exempt from taxation under section 501.

 

Charitable.

The generally accepted legal definition of “charitable” includes relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged; advancement of religion; advancement of education or science; erecting or maintaining public buildings, monuments, or works; lessening the burdens of government; lessening neighborhood tensions; eliminating prejudice and discrimination; defending human and civil rights secured by law; and combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.

Religious.

To determine whether an organization meets the religious purposes test of section 501(c)(3), the IRS maintains two basic guidelines.

  1. That the particular religious beliefs of the organization are truly and sincerely held. If there is a clear showing that the beliefs (or doctrines) are sincerely held by those professing them, the IRS will not question the religious nature of those beliefs.

  2. That the practices and rituals associated with the organization's religious belief or creed are not illegal or contrary to clearly defined public policy. Therefore, an organization may not qualify for treatment as an exempt religious organization for tax purposes if its actions are contrary to well established and clearly defined public policy.

 

Educational.

The term "educational," as used in section 501(c)(3), relates to:

  • The instruction or training of the individual for the purpose of improving or developing his or her capabilities, or

  • The instruction of the public on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the community.

 

An organization may be educational even though it advocates a particular position or viewpoint so long as it presents a sufficiently full and fair exposition of the pertinent facts as to permit an individual or the public to form an independent opinion or conclusion. On the other hand, an organization is not educational if its principal function is the mere presentation of unsupported opinion.

The term "educational" includes the provision of childcare away from the home if:

  1. Substantially all of the care provided by the organization is to enable individuals (parents) to be gainfully employed, and

  2. The services provided by the organization are available to the general public.

 

The following are examples of organizations which, if they otherwise meet the requirements of this section, are educational.

Example 1.

An organization, such as a primary or secondary school, a college, or a professional or trade school, which has a regularly scheduled curriculum, a regular faculty, and a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at a place where the educational activities are regularly carried on.

 

Example 2.

An organization whose activities consist of presenting public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, or other similar programs. Such programs may be on radio or television.

 

Example 3.

An organization which presents a course of instruction by means of correspondence or through the utilization of television or radio.

 

Example 4.

Museums, zoos, planetariums, symphony orchestras, and other similar organizations.

 

Scientific.

To be a scientific organization under section 501(c)(3), an organization must be organized and operated in the public interest. Therefore, the term "scientific," as used in section 501(c)(3), includes the carrying on of scientific research in the public interest. Scientific research does not include activities of a type ordinarily carried on as an incident to commercial or industrial operations, as, for example, the ordinary testing or inspection of materials or products, or the designing or construction of equipment or buildings.

Scientific research will be regarded as carried on in the public interest if:

  1. The results of such research (including any patents, copyrights, processes, or formulae resulting from such research) are made available to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis;

  2. Such research is performed for the United States, or any of its agencies or instrumentalities, or for a State or political subdivision thereof; or

  3. Such research is directed toward benefiting the public.

 

Testing for public safety.

The term "testing for public safety," as used in section 501(c)(3), includes the testing of consumer products, such as electrical products, to determine whether they are safe for use by the general public.

To foster national or international amateur sports competition.

There are two types of amateur athletic organizations that can qualify for tax-exempt status. The first type is an organization that fosters national or international amateur sports competition, but only if none of its activities involve providing athletic facilities or equipment. The second type is a qualified amateur sports organization under section 501(j) (discussed below). The primary difference between the two is that a qualified amateur sports organization can provide athletic facilities and equipment.

An organization will be a qualified amateur sports organization under section 501(j) if it is organized and operated:

  1. Exclusively to foster national or international amateur sports competition, and

  2. Primarily to conduct national or international competition in sports or to support and develop amateur athletes for that competition.

 

The organization's membership can be local or regional in nature.

Prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

Examples of activities that may qualify this type of organization for exempt status are:

  1. Preventing children from working in hazardous trades or occupations,

  2. Promoting high standards of care for laboratory animals, and

  3. Providing funds to pet owners to have their pets spayed or neutered to prevent over-breeding.

 


 

Line 3. Prohibited or restricted activities.

Certain activities are prohibited or restricted for organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3). Along with conducting activities that exclusively further one or more of the purposes listed in Part III, line 2, earlier, organizations exempt under section 501(c)(3) must:

a) Refrain from supporting or opposing candidates in political campaigns in any way.

An organization exempt under section 501(c)(3) is prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. The prohibition applies to all campaigns, including campaigns at the federal, state, and local level.

Political campaign intervention includes any and all activities that favor or oppose one or more candidates for public office. The prohibition extends beyond candidate endorsements. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made by or on behalf of an organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition on political campaign intervention. Distributing statements prepared by others that favor or oppose any candidate for public office will also violate the prohibition. Allowing a candidate to use an organization’s assets or facilities will also violate the prohibition if other candidates are not given an equivalent opportunity.

Certain activities will require an evaluation of all the facts and circumstances to determine whether they result in political campaign intervention. For example, section 501(c)(3) organizations are permitted to conduct certain voter education activities (including the presentation of public forums and the publication of voter education guides) if they are carried out in a non-partisan manner. In addition, section 501(c)(3) organizations may encourage people to participate in the electoral process through voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives conducted in a non-partisan manner. On the other hand, voter education or registration activities conducted in a biased manner that favors (or opposes) one or more candidates is prohibited.

For examples of relevant facts and circumstances, see Rev. Rul. 2007-41, 2007-1 C.B. 1421.

b) Ensure that net earnings do not inure in whole or in part to the benefit of private shareholders or individuals (that is, board members, officers, key management employees, or other insiders).

An organization is not operated exclusively for one or more exempt purposes if its net earnings inure in whole or in part to the benefit of private shareholders or individuals. The term “private shareholder or individual” refers to persons who have a personal and private interest in the organization, such as an officer, director, or a key employee. Any amount of inurement may be grounds for loss of tax-exempt status.

Note.

Examples of inurement include the payment of dividends and the payment of unreasonable compensation to private shareholders or individuals.

 

c) Not further non-exempt purposes (such as purposes that benefit private interests) more than insubstantially.

An organization cannot conduct activities that further any purposes other than those described in Part III, line 2 of these instructions more than insubstantially, including benefitting private interests rather than the public as a whole. For example, an organization whose sole activity is the operation of a scholarship program for making payments to pre-selected, specifically named individuals is serving private interests rather than public interests. See Rev. Rul. 67-367, 1967-2 C.B. 188.

d) Not be organized or operated for the primary purpose of conducting a trade or business that is unrelated to exempt purpose(s).

An activity is an unrelated trade or business (and subject to unrelated business income tax) if it meets three requirements.

 

  1. It is a trade or business.

  2. It is regularly carried on.

  3. It is not substantially related to furthering the exempt purpose(s) of the organization.

 

Trade or business. The term “trade or business” generally includes any activity conducted for the production of income from selling goods or performing services. An activity does not lose its identity as a trade or business merely because it is conducted within a larger group of similar activities that may or may not be related to the exempt purposes of the organization.

Regularly carried on. Business activities of an exempt organization ordinarily are considered regularly conducted if they show a frequency and continuity similar to, and are pursued in a manner similar to, comparable commercial activities of nonexempt organizations.

Not substantially related. A business activity is not substantially related to an organization’s exempt purpose if it does not contribute importantly to accomplishing that purpose (other than through the production of funds). Whether an activity contributes importantly depends in each case on the facts involved.

For more information, see Publication 598.

e) Not devote more than an insubstantial part of activities to attempting to influence legislation.

In general, if a substantial part of an organization's activities consists of carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, it does not qualify for exemption under section 501(c)(3).

Legislation includes action by Congress, any state legislature, any local council, or similar governing body, with respect to acts, bills, resolutions, or similar items (such as legislative confirmation of appointive office), or by the public in referendum, ballot initiative, constitutional amendment, or similar procedure. It does not include actions by executive, judicial, or administrative bodies.

An organization will be regarded as attempting to influence legislation if it contacts, or urges the public to contact, members or employees of a legislative body for the purpose of proposing, supporting, or opposing legislation, or if the organization advocates the adoption or rejection of legislation.

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Most public charities are eligible to elect under section 501(h) to have their legislative activities measured solely by an expenditure limit rather than by the “no substantial amount” limit. An election is made by filing Form 5768, Election/Revocation of Election by an Eligible Section 501(c)(3) Organization To Make Expenditures To Influence Legislation. If you are eligible and would like to make the election, file Form 5768. Private foundations cannot make this election.

For additional information on the expenditure limit or the no substantial amount limit, see IRS.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Lobbying.

f) Not provide commercial-type insurance as a substantial part of activities.

An organization described in section 501(c)(3) shall be exempt from tax only if no substantial part of its activities consists of providing commercial-type insurance. The term "commercial-type insurance" does not include:

  • Insurance provided at substantially below cost to a class of charitable recipients,

  • Incidental health insurance provided by a health maintenance organization of a kind customarily provided by such organizations,

  • Property or casualty insurance provided (directly or through an organization described in section 414(e)(3)(B)(ii)) by a church or convention or association of churches for such church or convention or association of churches,

  • Providing retirement or welfare benefits (or both) by a church or a convention or association of churches (directly or through an organization described in section 414(e)(3)(A) or 414(e)(3)(B)(ii)) for the employees (including employees described in section 414(e)(3)(B)) of such church or convention or association of churches or the beneficiaries of such employees, and

  • Charitable gift annuities.

 


 

Line 4. Attempting to influence legislation.

Check “Yes” if you have attempted, or plan to attempt, to influence legislation. See the instructions for Part III, line 3, earlier, for a description of “attempting to influence legislation.”


 

Line 5. Compensation to officers, directors, or trustees.

Check “Yes” if you pay or plan to pay compensation to any of your officers, directors, or trustees.

Compensation includes salary or wages, deferred compensation, retirement benefits whether in the form of a qualified or non-qualified employee plan (pensions or annuities), fringe benefits (personal vehicle, meals, lodging, personal and family educational benefits, low interest loans, payment of personal travel, entertainment, or other expenses, athletic or country club membership, personal use of your property), and bonuses.


 

Line 6. Donation of funds or payment of expenses to individuals.

Check “Yes” if you have donated funds to or paid expenses for individual(s), or plan to donate funds to or pay expenses for individual(s) (other than paying for or reimbursing employees’ business expenses).

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An organization is not organized or operated exclusively for one or more exempt purposes unless it serves a public rather than a private interest. You do not qualify as tax-exempt if you are organized or operated for the benefit of private interests such as designated individuals, the creator or his or her family, or shareholders of the organization. For example, you may not set up a scholarship program to pay for the education expenses of a designated individual, such as a contributor’s family member. See Rev. Rul. 67-367, 1967-2 C.B. 188.


 

Line 7. Conducting activities or providing grants outside the United States.

Check "Yes" if you have conducted or plan to conduct activities outside the United States, or have provided or plan to provide grants or other assistance to individual(s) or organization(s) outside the United States. For purposes of this question, “outside the United States” means those locations other than the United States, its territories, and possessions.


 

Line 8. Financial transactions with officers, directors, or trustees.

Check “Yes” if you have engaged in or plan to engage in financial transactions (for example, loans, grants, or other assistance, payments for goods or services, rents, etc.) with any of your officers, directors, or trustees, or any entities they own or control. (See the glossary in the Form 990 instructions for a definition of “control.”)


 

Line 9. Unrelated business gross income.

Check “Yes” if you have received or plan to receive unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during a tax year. Exempt organizations that receive unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during a tax year must file Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return. For more information, see Publication 598.


 

Line 10. Gaming activities.

Check “Yes” if you have conducted or plan to conduct bingo or other gaming activities. For more information, see Publication 3079, Tax-Exempt Organizations and Gaming.


 

Line 11. Disaster relief assistance.

Check “Yes” if you have provided or plan to provide disaster relief. For more information, see Publication 3833, Disaster Relief: Providing Assistance Through Charitable Organizations.

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Because of the requirement that exempt organizations must serve a charitable class, you do not qualify as a tax-exempt disaster relief or emergency hardship organization if you provide assistance only to specific individuals, such as a few persons injured in a particular natural disaster. Similarly, donors cannot earmark contributions to a charitable organization for a particular individual or family.


 

Part IV. Foundation Classification

Organizations that are described in section 501(c)(3) are classified as either public charities or private foundations. A public charity generally has a broad base of support, while a private foundation generally receives its support from a small number of donors. This classification is important because different tax rules apply to the operations of each entity. Deductibility of contributions to a private foundation is more limited than contributions to a public charity. See Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, for more information on the deductibility of contributions. In addition, as described below, private foundations are subject to excise taxes that are not imposed on public charities.

To be classified as a public charity, a section 501(c)(3) organization must meet one of the exceptions to private foundation status described in section 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), 509(a)(3), or 509(a)(4). For a description of the categories of public charities, see Publication 557.

All other section 501(c)(3) organizations are classified as private foundations. Some private foundations are private operating foundations. Additional information about private foundations and private operating foundations is available in Publication 4221-PF, Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Private Foundations, and at IRS.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Private-Foundations/Private-Operating-Foundations.

Note.

Many organizations described in section 501(c)(3) meet one of the exceptions described above and are classified as public charities, which are subject to more favorable treatment under tax law than are private foundations.

Private operating foundations and certain categories of public charities, such as churches, schools, and hospitals, are not eligible to apply for exemption under section 501(c)(3) using Form 1023-EZ. To determine if you are eligible to file Form 1023-EZ, complete the Form 1023-EZ Eligibility Worksheet, later.

Organizations that are eligible to apply for exemption using Form 1023-EZ and meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3) are private foundations unless they:

  • Have broad financial support from the general public (as described in the instructions for Lines 1a and 1b below), or

  • Are operated for the benefit of a college or university that is owned or operated by a governmental unit (as described in the instructions for Line 1c below).

 

Unless you meet one of these exceptions, you are a private foundation and must complete Line 2.

If you meet one of the exceptions above, you must select your public charity status in Line 1. You may only check one box in Line 1.

Line 1a.

Check this box if you either:

  • Normally receive 331/3% or more of your total support from governmental agencies, contributions from the general public, and contributions or grants from other public charities (the “331/3% public support test”); or

  • Satisfy the following three-part “facts and circumstances test”: (1) you normally receive 10% or more of your total support from governmental agencies, contributions from the general public, and contributions or grants from other public charities (the "10% public support requirement"); (2) you are organized and operated to attract new and additional public or governmental support on a continuous basis (the attraction of public support requirement); and (3) you have other characteristics of a publicly supported organization (see other factors below).

 

Facts and circumstances test: other factors.

The following factors are taken into account in determining whether an organization that meets the 10% public support requirement and the attraction of public support requirement qualifies as publicly supported: (i) the percentage of financial support the organization receives from the general public, governmental units, or public charities (the higher the percentage, the lower the burden of meeting the other factors); (ii) whether the organization receives support from a representative number of persons; and (iii) all other facts and circumstances, including the public nature of the organization’s governing body, the extent to which its facilities or programs are publicly available, the extent to which its dues encourage membership, and whether its activities are likely to appeal to persons having a broad common interest or purpose. For additional information about the facts and circumstances test, see Publication 557, and Regulations section 1.170A-9(f)(3).

The following definitions apply for purposes of both the 331/3% public support test and the 10% public support requirement.

Normally.

Whether an organization “normally” receives the required level of public support generally is measured using a five-year computation period that includes the current tax year and four prior tax years. For a newly formed organization, the test is whether the organization can reasonably be expected to meet the requirements of the 331/3% public support test or the 10% public support plus facts and circumstances test during its first five taxable years as a section 501(c)(3) organization. The basic consideration is whether its organizational structure, current or proposed programs or activities, and actual or intended method of operation can reasonably be expected to attract the type of broadly based support from the general public, public charities, and governmental units that is necessary to meet the public support requirements described above. For more information about the public support requirements, see Publication 557.

Total support.

“Total support” includes contributions, membership fees, net income from unrelated business activities, and gross investment income, but does not include income from activities directly related to your exempt function.

Public support.

"Public support" does not include contributions from any individual, corporation, or trust that exceed 2% of the organization’s total support during the five-year computation period. In applying the 2% limit, all contributions made by a donor and by any persons in a special relationship to the donor (for example, family members of the donor and entities controlled by the donor) are considered made by one person.

Note.

You do not meet either of these public support tests if you receive almost all of your support from gross receipts from related activities and an insignificant amount of your support from governmental units and contributions made directly or indirectly by the general public.

 


 

Line 1b.

Check this box if you normally receive (1) more than 331/3% of your support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts (from permitted sources, see below) from admissions, sales of merchandise, performance of services, or furnishing of facilities in an activity that is not an unrelated trade or business, subject to certain limits described below; and (2) not more than 331/3% of your support from gross investment income and net unrelated business income (less the amount of tax on unrelated business taxable income under section 511).

For this purpose, “permitted sources” are governmental units, public charities described in section 509(a)(1), and persons other than disqualified persons. For additional information, see Publication 557.

Gross receipts from permitted sources.

Gross receipts from related activities received from a person or from any government agency are includible in any tax year only to the extent the gross receipts are not more than the greater of $5,000 or 1% of the organization’s total support in that year.

Normally.

Whether an organization “normally” meets these support tests generally is measured using a five-year computation period that includes the current tax year and four prior tax years. For a newly formed organization, the test is whether it can reasonably be expected to meet the 331/3% support test and the not-more-than 331/3% support test during its first five taxable years as a section 501(c)(3) organization. For factors considered in determining whether an organization can reasonably be expected to meet these tests, see Publication 557.

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For help determining if you meet one of the two public support tests described above, complete Schedule A (Form 990 or 990-EZ), Public Charity Status and Public Support, Parts II and III.


 

Line 1c.

Check this box if you both (1) are organized and operated exclusively to receive, hold, invest, and administer property for and make expenditures to or for the benefit of a state or municipal college or university (see below); and (2) normally receive a substantial part of your support from a governmental unit or from direct or indirect contributions from the general public, or from a combination of these sources.

The college or university you benefit must be:

  • An agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision,

  • Owned and operated by a state or political subdivision, or

  • Owned and operated by an agency or instrumentality of one or more states or political subdivisions.

 

For this purpose, “support” does not include income received in the exercise or performance by the organization of its charitable, educational, or other purpose or function constituting the basis for exemption. See Publication 557 for additional information.


 

Line 2.

If you checked one of the boxes in Line 1 because you meet one of the public charity exceptions, do not complete the rest of this section. If you are organized and operated exclusively for tax-exempt purposes under section 501(c)(3) but do not meet one of the public charity tests listed in Lines 1a – 1c, you are a private foundation and must complete Line 2.

As a private foundation you are not tax exempt unless your organizing document contains specific provisions required by section 508(e). These specific provisions require that you operate to avoid liability for excise taxes under sections 4941(d) (acts of self-dealing), 4942 (undistributed income), 4943(c) (excess business holdings), 4944 (jeopardizing investments), and 4945(d) (taxable expenditures). Additional information regarding these private foundation excise taxes is available in Publication 4221-PF, Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Private Foundations, and at IRS.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Private-Foundations/Private-Foundation-Excise-Taxes.

For samples of provisions that will meet the section 508(e) requirements, see Publication 557, Chapter 3, Section 501(c)(3) Organizations: Private Foundations.

Operation of state law.

Some states have enacted statutory provisions that satisfy the requirements of section 508(e), subject to notations. Organizations that are organized in a state that has a statutory provision addressing the requirements of section 508(e) should be aware of their specific state requirements. Operation of state law is based on Rev. Rul. 75-38, 1975-1 C.B. 161.

Check Line 2 to attest that either your organizing document contains the appropriate provisions or that the provisions are met by operation of state law.

Note.

Private foundations are required to obtain advance approval from the IRS before making grants to individuals for travel, study, or similar purposes. Failure to do so will result in excise taxes under section 4945. Under section 4945, the excise tax does not apply to an individual grant awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis pursuant to a procedure approved by the IRS in advance. Additional information regarding these rules is available at IRS.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Private-Foundations/Grants-to-Individuals.

To request advance approval of grantmaking procedures under section 4945(g) you must complete and submit Form 8940. A user fee must accompany the form. The advance approval request should be sent to the address indicated on Form 8940. It cannot be submitted with Form 1023-EZ. Additional information about advance approval of individual grant procedures is available at IRS.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Private-Foundations/Advance-Approval-of-Grant-Making-Procedures. Alternatively, if you do not wish to submit a Form 1023-EZ and a Form 8940, private foundations required to obtain advance approval may complete the full Form 1023 instead.

 


 

Part V. Reinstatement After Automatic Revocation

You should complete this section only if you have had your exempt status automatically revoked under section 6033(j)(1) of the Code for failure to file required annual returns or notices for three consecutive years, and you are applying for reinstatement under section 4 or 7 of Rev. Proc. 2014-11, 2014-3 I.R.B. 411.

Rev. Proc. 2014-11 establishes several different procedures for reinstating organizations depending upon their size, number of times they have been automatically revoked, and the timeliness of filing for reinstatement. Therefore, you should review the revenue procedure and determine which section applies to you.

Note.

You can apply using this form only if you are requesting reinstatement under section 4 or 7 of the revenue procedure. If you are applying for retroactive reinstatement under section 5 or 6 of Rev. Proc. 2014-11, you must submit the full Form 1023 along with the appropriate reasonable cause statement and a statement confirming you have filed the required annual returns as described in the revenue procedure.

 

Line 1. Section 4 of Rev. Proc. 2014-11.

Check this box if:

  • You were eligible to file either Form 990-EZ or Form 990-N for each of the three consecutive years that you failed to file,

  • This is the first time you have been automatically revoked pursuant to section 6033(j), and

  • You are submitting this application not later than 15 months after the later of the date of your Revocation Letter or the date on which the IRS posted your name on the Revocation List at IRS.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Exempt-Organizations-Select-Check.

 

By checking this box, you are also attesting that your failure to file was not intentional and you have put in place procedures to file required returns or notices in the future.


 

Line 2. Section 7 of Rev. Proc. 2014-11.

Check this box if you are seeking reinstatement under section 7 of Rev. Proc. 2014-11. By checking this box, you are agreeing to accept an effective date of reinstatement as of the date of filing this application.


 

Part VI. Signature

An officer, director, or trustee listed in Part I, line 8, who is authorized to sign for the organization must electronically sign Form 1023-EZ. To electronically sign Form 1023-EZ, the signer must check the "penalties of perjury" box in Part VI and type his or her name on the line provided. The signature must be accompanied by the title or authority of the signer and the date.
 

Instructions for Form 1023-EZ - Notices

Instructions for Form 1023-EZ - Notices

Paperwork Reduction Act Notice.

The time needed to complete and file this form will vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated average time is:

Recordkeeping 10 hr., 02 min.
Learning about the law or the form 2 hr., 30 min.
Preparing the form 5 hr., 33 min.
Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS 48 min.

 

If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these time estimates or suggestions for making this form simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. You can send your comments to Internal Revenue Service, Tax Forms and Publications Division, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6526, Washington, DC 20224. Do not send the tax form to this address. Instead, see How To File, earlier.

 

Form 1023-EZ Eligibility Worksheet
(Must be completed prior to completing Form 1023-EZ)

 

 

If you answer “Yes” to any of the worksheet questions, you are not eligible to apply for exemption under section 501(c)(3) using Form 1023-EZ. You must apply on Form 1023. If you answer “No” to all of the worksheet questions, you may apply using Form 1023-EZ.
 

 

1. Do you project that your annual gross receipts will exceed $50,000 in any of the next 3 years?

Gross receipts are the total amounts the organization received from all sources during its annual accounting period, without subtracting any costs or expenses. You should consider this year and the next two years.
❑ Yes ❑ No
2. Have your annual gross receipts exceeded $50,000 in any of the past 3 years? ❑ Yes ❑ No
3. Do you have total assets the fair market value of which is in excess of $250,000?

Total assets includes cash, accounts receivable, inventories, bonds and notes receivable, corporate stocks, loans receivable, other investments, depreciable and depletable assets, land, buildings, equipment, and any other assets.
❑ Yes ❑ No
4. Were you formed under the laws of a foreign country (United States territories and possessions are not considered foreign countries)?

You are formed under the laws of a foreign country if you are not formed under the laws of (1) the United States, its states, territories, or possessions; (2) federally recognized Indian tribal or Alaskan native governments; or (3) the District of Columbia.
❑ Yes ❑ No
5. Is your mailing address in a foreign country (United States territories and possessions are not considered foreign countries)?

Your mailing address is the address where all correspondence will be sent.
❑ Yes ❑ No
6. Are you a successor to, or controlled by, an entity suspended under section 501(p) (suspension of tax-exempt status of terrorist organizations)?

Section 501(p)(1) suspends the exemption from tax under section 501(a) of any organization described in section 501(p)(2). An organization is described in section 501(p)(2) if the organization is designated or otherwise individually identified (1) under certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act as a terrorist organization or foreign terrorist organization; (2) in or pursuant to an Executive Order which is related to terrorism and issued under the authority of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act or section 5 of the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 for the purpose of imposing on such organization an economic or other sanction; or (3) in or pursuant to an Executive Order issued under the authority of any federal law, if the organization is designated or otherwise individually identified in or pursuant to the Executive Order as supporting or engaging in terrorist activity (as defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act) or supporting terrorism (as defined in the Foreign Relations Authorization Act) and the Executive Order refers to section 501(p)(2).

Under section 501(p)(3) of the Code, suspension of an organization’s tax exemption begins on the date of the first publication of a designation or identification with respect to the organization, as described above, or the date on which section 501(p) was enacted, whichever is later. This suspension continues until all designations and identifications of the organization are rescinded under the law or Executive Order under which such designation or identification was made.
❑ Yes ❑ No
7. Are you organized as an entity other than a corporation, unincorporated association, or trust?

Answer “Yes” if you are organized as an LLC under the laws of the state in which you were formed.
❑ Yes ❑ No
8. Are you formed as a for-profit entity? ❑ Yes ❑ No
9. Are you a successor to a for-profit entity?

You are a successor if you have:
 
  1. Substantially taken over all of the assets or activities of a for-profit entity;

  2. Been converted or merged from a for-profit entity; or

  3. Installed the same officers, directors, or trustees as a for-profit entity that no longer exists.

❑ Yes ❑ No
10. Were you previously revoked or are you a successor to a previously revoked organization (other than an organization the tax-exempt status of which was automatically revoked for failure to file a Form 990-series return for three consecutive years)?

Do not check “Yes” if your previous revocation, or your predecessor’s revocation, was an automatic revocation (pursuant to section 6033(j)) for failing to satisfy Form 990-series filing requirements for three consecutive years.
❑ Yes ❑ No
11. Are you currently recognized as tax-exempt under another section of IRC 501(a) or were you previously exempt under another section of IRC 501(a)?

Do not check “Yes” if your previous exemption was revoked (pursuant to section 6033(j)) for failing to satisfy Form 990-series filing requirements for three consecutive years.
❑ Yes ❑ No
12. Are you a church or a convention or association of churches described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(i)?

There is no single definition of the word “church” for tax purposes; however, the characteristics generally attributed to churches include:
 
  • A distinct legal existence,

  • A recognized creed and form of worship,

  • A definite and distinct ecclesiastical government,

  • A formal code of doctrine and discipline,

  • A distinct religious history,

  • A membership not associated with any other church or denomination,

  • Ordained ministers ministering to the congregation,

  • Ordained ministers selected after completing prescribed courses of study,

  • A literature of its own,

  • Established places of worship,

  • Regular congregations,

  • Regular religious services,

  • Sunday schools for the religious instruction of the young, and

  • Schools for the preparation of ministers.



Although it is not necessary that each of the above characteristics be present, a congregation or other religious membership group that meets regularly for religious worship is generally required. A church includes mosques, temples, synagogues, and other forms of religious organizations. For more information, see Publication 1828.
❑ Yes ❑ No
13. Are you a school, college, or university described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)?

An organization is a school if it:
 
  1. Presents formal instruction as its primary function,

  2. Has a regularly scheduled curriculum,

  3. Has a regular faculty of qualified teachers,

  4. Has a regularly enrolled student body, and

  5. Has a place where educational activities are regularly carried on.



The term “school” includes primary, secondary, preparatory, high schools, colleges, and universities. It does not include organizations engaged in both educational and non-educational activities, unless the latter are merely incidental to the educational activities.
❑ Yes ❑ No
14. Are you a hospital or medical research organization described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(iii) or a hospital organization described in section 501(r)(2)(A)(i)?

An organization is a hospital described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(iii) if its principal purpose or function is providing medical or hospital care, or medical education or research. Medical care includes treatment of any physical or mental disability or condition, on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Thus, if an organization is a rehabilitation institution, outpatient clinic, or community mental health or drug treatment center, it is a hospital if its principal function is providing treatment services as described above.

A hospital does not include convalescent homes, homes for children or the aged, or institutions whose principal purpose or function is to train handicapped individuals to pursue a vocation.

An organization is a medical research organization described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(iii) if its principal purpose or function is the direct, continuous, and active conduct of medical research in conjunction with a hospital. The hospital with which the organization is affiliated must be described in section 501(c)(3), a federal hospital, or an instrumentality of a governmental unit, such as a municipal hospital.

An organization is a hospital organization described in section 501(r)(2)(A)(i) if the organization operates a facility which is required by a state to be licensed, registered, or similarly recognized as a hospital.
❑ Yes ❑ No
15. Are you an agricultural research organization described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(ix)?

An organization is an agricultural research organization described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(ix) if it is an agricultural research organization directly engaged in the continuous active conduct of agricultural research (as defined in section 1404 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977) in conjunction with a land grant college or university (as defined in such section) or a non-land grant college of agriculture (as defined in such section), and during the calendar year in which the contribution is made such organization is committed to spend such contribution for such research before January 1 of the fifth calendar year which begins after the date such contribution is made.
❑ Yes ❑ No
16. Are you applying for exemption as a cooperative hospital service organization under section 501(e)?

A cooperative hospital service organization described in section 501(e) is organized and operated on a cooperative basis to provide its section 501(c)(3) hospital members one or more of the following activities.
 
  • Data processing.

  • Purchasing (including purchasing insurance on a group basis).

  • Warehousing.

  • Billing and collection (including purchasing patron accounts receivable on a recourse basis).

  • Food.

  • Clinical.

  • Industrial engineering.

  • Laboratory.

  • Printing.

  • Communications.

  • Record center.

  • Personnel (including selecting, testing, training, and educating personnel) services.



A cooperative hospital service organization must also meet certain other requirements specified in section 501(e).
❑ Yes ❑ No
17. Are you applying for exemption as a cooperative service organization of operating educational organizations under section 501(f)?

An organization is a cooperative service organization of operating educational organizations if it is organized and operated solely to provide investment services to its members. Those members must be organizations described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii) or (iv) that are tax exempt under section 501(a) or whose income is excluded from taxation under section 115.
❑ Yes ❑ No
18. Are you applying for exemption as a qualified charitable risk pool under section 501(n)?

A qualified charitable risk pool is treated as organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. Check the appropriate box to indicate whether you are a charitable risk pool. A qualified charitable risk pool is an organization that:
 
  1. Is organized and operated only to pool insurable risks of its members (not including risks related to medical malpractice) and to provide information to its members about loss control and risk management,

  2. Consists only of members that are section 501(c)(3) organizations exempt from tax under section 501(a),

  3. Is organized under state law authorizing this type of risk pooling,

  4. Is exempt from state income tax (or will be after qualifying as a section 501(c)(3) organization),

  5. Has obtained at least $1,000,000 in startup capital from nonmember charitable organizations,

  6. Is controlled by a board of directors elected by its members, and

  7. Is organized under documents requiring that:

    1. Each member be a section 501(c)(3) organization exempt from tax under section 501(a),

    2. Each member that receives a final determination that it no longer qualifies under section 501(c)(3) notify the pool immediately, and

    3. Each insurance policy issued by the pool provide that it will not cover events occurring after a final determination described in (b).

❑ Yes ❑ No
19. Are you requesting classification as a supporting organization under section 509(a)(3)?

A supporting organization (as defined in section 509(a)(3)) differs from the other types of public charities described in section 509. Instead of describing an organization that conducts a particular kind of activity or that receives financial support from the general public, section 509(a)(3) describes organizations that have established certain relationships in support of public charities described in section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2). Thus, an organization can qualify as a supporting organization (and not be classified as a private foundation) even though it may be funded by a single donor, family, or corporation. This kind of funding ordinarily would indicate private foundation status, but a section 509(a)(3) organization has limited purposes and activities, and gives up a significant degree of independence. A supporting organization is an organization that:
 
  1. Is organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of, to perform the functions of, or to carry out the purposes of one or more specified organizations as described in section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2). These section 509(a)(1) and 509(a)(2) organizations are commonly called publicly supported organizations.

  2. Has one of three types of relationships with one or more organizations described in section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2). It must be:

    1. Operated, supervised, or controlled by one or more section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) organizations (Type I supporting organization);

    2. Supervised or controlled in connection with one or more section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) organizations (Type II supporting organization); or

    3. Operated in connection with one or more section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) organizations (Type III supporting organization).

  3. Is not controlled directly or indirectly by disqualified persons (as defined in section 4946) other than foundation managers and other than one or more organizations described in section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2).



See Publication 557 for more information.
❑ Yes ❑ No
20. Is a substantial purpose of your activities to provide assistance to individuals through credit counseling activities such as budgeting, personal finance, financial literacy, mortgage foreclosure assistance, or other consumer credit areas?

These activities involve the education of the consumer on budgeting, personal finance, financial literacy, mortgage foreclosure assistance, or other consumer credit areas. It may also involve assisting the consumer in consolidating debt and negotiating between debtors and creditors to lower interest rates and waive late and over-limit fees.
❑ Yes ❑ No
21. Do you or will you invest 5% or more of your total assets in securities or funds that are not publicly traded? ❑ Yes ❑ No
22. Do you participate, or intend to participate, in partnerships (including entities or arrangements treated as partnerships for federal tax purposes) in which you share losses with partners other than section 501(c)(3) organizations? ❑ Yes ❑ No
23. Do you sell, or intend to sell carbon credits or carbon offsets? ❑ Yes ❑ No
24. Are you a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)? ❑ Yes ❑ No
25. Are you an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), or an organization that engages in, or intends to engage in, ACO activities (such as participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) or in activities unrelated to the MSSP described in Notice 2011–20, 2011–16 I.R.B. 652)?

ACOs are entities formed by groups of physicians, hospitals, and other health care service providers and suppliers to manage and coordinate the care provided to patients. For a discussion of tax law issues relating to ACOs, see Notice 2011-20 and FS-2011-11, available at IRS.gov/uac/Tax-Exempt-Organizations-Participating-in-the-Medicare-Shared-Savings-Program-through-Accountable-Care-Organizations.
❑ Yes ❑ No
26. Do you maintain or intend to maintain one or more donor advised funds?

In general, a donor advised fund is a fund or account that is owned and controlled by the organization but that is separately identified by reference to contributions of a donor or donors and with respect to which a donor (or any person appointed or designated by the donor) has or expects to have advisory privileges concerning the distribution or investment of amounts held in the fund or account by reason of the donor’s status as a donor. For additional information, see Publication 557.

Check "No" if you are a governmental unit referred to in section 170(c)(1) or a private foundation referred to in section 509(a).
❑ Yes ❑ No
27. Are you organized and operated exclusively for testing for public safety and requesting a foundation classification under section 509(a)(4)?

Generally, these organizations test consumer products to determine their acceptability for use by the general public.
❑ Yes ❑ No
28. Are you requesting classification as a private operating foundation?

Private foundations lack general public support. What distinguishes a private operating foundation from other private foundations is that it engages directly in the active conduct of charitable, religious, educational, and similar activities (as opposed to indirectly carrying out these activities by providing grants to individuals or other organizations). Private operating foundations are subject to more favorable rules than other private foundations in terms of charitable contribution deductions and attracting grants from private foundations. However, to be classified as a private operating foundation, an organization must meet certain tests. Additional information about private operating foundations is available at IRS.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Private-Foundations/Private-Operating-Foundations.
❑ Yes ❑ No
29. Are you applying for retroactive reinstatement of exemption under section 5 or 6 of Rev. Proc. 2014-11, after being automatically revoked?

Only organizations applying for reinstatement under section 4 or 7 of Rev. Proc. 2014-11 may use Form 1023-EZ. If you are applying for retroactive reinstatement under section 5 or 6 of Rev. Proc. 2014-11, you must submit the full Form 1023 along with the appropriate reasonable cause statement and a statement confirming you have filed the required annual returns as described in the revenue procedure.
❑ Yes ❑ No

 

Instructions for Form 1023-EZ - Additional Material

National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) Codes.

 

Arts, Culture, and Humanities

A01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
A02 - Management & Technical Assistance
A03 - Professional Societies, Associations
A05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
A11 - Single Organization Support
A12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
A19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.*
A20 - Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
A23 - Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
A25 - Arts Education
A26 - Arts Council/Agency
A30 - Media, Communications Organizations
A31 - Film, Video
A32 - Television
A33 - Printing, Publishing
A34 - Radio
A40 - Visual Arts Organizations
A50 - Museum, Museum Activities
A51 - Art Museums
A52 - Children's Museums
A54 - History Museums
A56 - Natural History, Natural Science Museums
A57 - Science and Technology Museums
A60 - Performing Arts Organizations
A61 - Performing Arts Centers
A62 - Dance
A63 - Ballet
A65 - Theater
A68 - Music
A69 - Symphony Orchestras
A6A - Opera
A6B - Singing, Choral
A6C - Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles
A6E - Performing Arts Schools
A70 - Humanities Organizations
A80 - Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
A84 - Commemorative Events
A90 - Arts Service Organizations and Activities
A99 - Arts, Culture, and Humanities N.E.C.

Education

B01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
B02 - Management & Technical Assistance
B03 - Professional Societies, Associations
B05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
B11 - Single Organization Support
B12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
B19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
B20 - Elementary, Secondary Education, K - 12
B21 - Kindergarten, Preschool, Nursery School, Early Admissions
B24 - Primary, Elementary Schools
B25 - Secondary, High School
B28 - Specialized Education Institutions
B30 - Vocational, Technical Schools
B40 - Higher Education Institutions
B41 - Community or Junior Colleges
B42 - Undergraduate College (4-year)
B43 - University or Technological Institute
B50 - Graduate, Professional Schools (Separate Entities)
B60 - Adult, Continuing Education
B70 - Libraries
B80 - Student Services, Organizations of Students
B82 - Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
B83 - Student Sororities, Fraternities
B84 - Alumni Associations
B90 - Educational Services and Schools - Other
B92 - Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement
B94 - Parent/Teacher Group
B99 - Education N.E.C.

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification

C01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
C02 - Management & Technical Assistance
C03 - Professional Societies, Associations
C05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
C11 - Single Organization Support
C12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
C19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
C20 - Pollution Abatement and Control Services
C27 - Recycling Programs
C30 - Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
C32 - Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
C34 - Land Resources Conservation
C35 - Energy Resources Conservation and Development
C36 - Forest Conservation
C40 - Botanical, Horticultural, and Landscape Services
C41 - Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
C42 - Garden Club, Horticultural Program
C50 - Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
C60 - Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
C99 - Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C.

Animal-Related

D01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
D02 - Management & Technical Assistance
D03 - Professional Societies, Associations
D05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
D11 - Single Organization Support
D12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
D19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
D20 - Animal Protection and Welfare
D30 - Wildlife Preservation, Protection
D31 - Protection of Endangered Species
D32 - Bird Sanctuary, Preserve
D33 - Fisheries Resources
D34 - Wildlife Sanctuary, Refuge
D40 - Veterinary Services
D50 - Zoo, Zoological Society
D60 - Other Services - Specialty Animals
D61 - Animal Training, Behavior
D99 - Animal-Related N.E.C.

Health - General and Rehabilitative

E01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
E02 - Management & Technical Assistance
E03 - Professional Societies, Associations
E05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
E11 - Single Organization Support
E12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
E19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
E20 - Hospitals and Related Primary Medical Care Facilities
E21 - Community Health Systems
E22 - Hospital, General
E24 - Hospital, Specialty
E30 - Health Treatment Facilities, Primarily Outpatient
E31 - Group Health Practice (Health Maintenance Organizations)
E32 - Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic
E40 - Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services
E42 - Family Planning Centers
E50 - Rehabilitative Medical Services
E60 - Health Support Services
E61 - Blood Supply Related
E62 - Ambulance, Emergency Medical Transport Services
E65 - Organ and Tissue Banks
E70 - Public Health Program (Includes General Health and Wellness Promotion Services)
E80 - Health, General and Financing
E86 - Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
E90 - Nursing Services (General)
E91 - Nursing, Convalescent Facilities
E92 - Home Health Care
E99 - Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C.

Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

F01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
F02 - Management & Technical Assistance
F03 - Professional Societies, Associations
F05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
F11 - Single Organization Support
F12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
F19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
F20 - Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment
F21 - Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Prevention Only
F22 - Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Treatment Only
F30 - Mental Health Treatment - Multipurpose and N.E.C.
F31 - Psychiatric, Mental Health Hospital
F32 - Community Mental Health Center
F33 - Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related
F40 - Hot Line, Crisis Intervention Services
F42 - Rape Victim Services
F50 - Addictive Disorders N.E.C.
F52 - Smoking Addiction
F53 - Eating Disorder, Addiction
F54 - Gambling Addiction
F60 - Counseling, Support Groups
F70 - Mental Health Disorders
F80 - Mental Health Association, Multipurpose
F99 - Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C.

Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

G01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
G02 - Management & Technical Assistance
G03 - Professional Societies, Associations
G05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
G11 - Single Organization Support
G12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
G19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
G20 - Birth Defects and Genetic Diseases
G25 - Down Syndrome
G30 - Cancer
G40 - Diseases of Specific Organs
G41 - Eye Diseases, Blindness and Vision Impairments
G42 - Ear and Throat Diseases
G43 - Heart and Circulatory System Diseases, Disorders
G44 - Kidney Disease
G45 - Lung Disease
G48 - Brain Disorders
G50 - Nerve, Muscle and Bone Diseases
G51 - Arthritis
G54 - Epilepsy
G60 - Allergy Related Diseases G61 Asthma
G70 - Digestive Diseases, Disorders
G80 - Specifically Named Diseases
G81 - AIDS
G83 - Alzheimer's Disease
G84 - Autism
G90 - Medical Disciplines
G92 - Biomedicine, Bioengineering
G94 - Geriatrics
G96 - Neurology, Neuroscience
G98 - Pediatrics
G9B - Surgery
G99 - Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines N.E.C.

Medical Research

H01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
H02 - Management & Technical Assistance
H03 - Professional Societies, Associations
H05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
H11 - Single Organization Support
H12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
H19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
H20 - Birth Defects, Genetic Diseases Research
H25 - Down Syndrome Research
H30 - Cancer Research
H40 - Specific Organ Research
H41 - Eye Research
H42 - Ear and Throat Research
H43 - Heart, Circulatory Research
H44 - Kidney Research
H45 - Lung Research
H48 - Brain Disorders Research
H50 - Nerve, Muscle, Bone Research
H51 - Arthritis Research
H54 - Epilepsy Research
H60 - Allergy Related Disease Research
H61 - Asthma Research
H70 - Digestive Disease, Disorder Research
H80 - Specifically Named Diseases Research
H81 - AIDS Research
H83 - Alzheimer's Disease Research
H84 - Autism Research
H90 - Medical Specialty Research
H92 - Biomedicine, Bioengineering Research
H94 - Geriatrics Research
H96 - Neurology, Neuroscience Research
H98 - Pediatrics Research
H9B - Surgery Research
H99 - Medical Research N.E.C.

Crime, Legal Related

I01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
I02 - Management & Technical Assistance
I03 - Professional Societies, Associations
I05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
I11 - Single Organization Support
I12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
I19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
I20 - Crime Prevention N.E.C.
I21 - Delinquency Prevention
I23 - Drunk Driving Related
I30 - Correctional Facilities N.E.C.
I31 - Transitional Care, Half-Way House for Offenders, Ex-Offenders
I40 - Rehabilitation Services for Offenders
I43 - Services to Prisoners and Families - Multipurpose
I44 - Prison Alternatives
I50 - Administration of Justice, Courts
I51 - Dispute Resolution, Mediation Services
I60 - Law Enforcement Agencies (Police Departments)
I70 - Protection Against, Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation
I71 - Spouse Abuse, Prevention of
I72 - Child Abuse, Prevention of
I73 - Sexual Abuse, Prevention of
I80 - Legal Services
I83 - Public Interest Law, Litigation
I99 - Crime, Legal Related N.E.C.

Employment, Job Related

J01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
J02 - Management & Technical Assistance
J03 - Professional Societies, Associations
J05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
J11 - Single Organization Support
J12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
J19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
J20 - Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
J21 - Vocational Counseling, Guidance and Testing
J22 - Vocational Training
J30 - Vocational Rehabilitation
J32 - Goodwill Industries
J33 - Sheltered Remunerative Employment, Work Activity Center N.E.C.
J40 - Labor Unions, Organizations
J99 - Employment, Job Related N.E.C.

Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition

K01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
K02 - Management & Technical Assistance
K03 - Professional Societies, Associations
K05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
K11 - Single Organization Support
K12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
K19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
K20 - Agricultural Programs
K25 - Farmland Preservation
K26 - Livestock Breeding, Development, Management
K28 - Farm Bureau, Grange
K30 - Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
K31 - Food Banks, Food Pantries
K34 - Congregate Meals
K35 - Eatery, Agency, Organization Sponsored
K36 - Meals on Wheels
K40 - Nutrition Programs
K50 - Home Economics
K99 - Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C.

Housing, Shelter

L01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
L02 - Management & Technical Assistance
L03 - Professional Societies, Associations
L05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
L11 - Single Organization Support
L12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
L19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
L20 - Housing Development, Construction, Management
L21 - Public Housing Facilities
L22 - Senior Citizens' Housing/Retirement Communities
L25 - Housing Rehabilitation
L30 - Housing Search Assistance
L40 - Low-Cost Temporary Housing
L41 - Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
L50 - Housing Owners, Renters Organizations
L80 - Housing Support Services -- Other
L81 - Home Improvement and Repairs
L82 - Housing Expense Reduction Support
L99 - Housing, Shelter N.E.C.

Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief

M01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
M02 - Management & Technical Assistance
M03 - Professional Societies, Associations
M05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
M11 - Single Organization Support
M12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
M19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
M20 - Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services
M23 - Search and Rescue Squads, Services
M24 - Fire Prevention, Protection, Control
M40 - Safety Education
M41 - First Aid Training, Services
M42 - Automotive Safety
M99 - Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C.

Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

N01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
N02 - Management & Technical Assistance
N03 - Professional Societies, Associations
N05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
N11 - Single Organization Support
N12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
N19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
N20 - Recreational and Sporting Camps
N30 - Physical Fitness and Community Recreational Facilities
N31 - Community Recreational Centers
N32 - Parks and Playgrounds
N40 - Sports Training Facilities, Agencies
N50 - Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club
N52 - Fairs, County and Other
N60 - Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C.
N61 - Fishing, Hunting Clubs
N62 - Basketball
N63 - Baseball, Softball
N64 - Soccer Clubs, Leagues
N65 - Football Clubs, Leagues
N66 - Tennis, Racquet Sports Clubs, Leagues
N67 - Swimming, Water Recreation
N68 - Winter Sports (Snow and Ice)
N69 - Equestrian, Riding
N6A - Golf
N70 - Amateur Sports Competitions
N71 - Olympics Committees and Related International Competitions
N72 - Special Olympics
N80 - Professional Athletic Leagues
N99 - Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics N.E.C.

Youth Development

O01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
O02 - Management & Technical Assistance
O03 - Professional Societies, Associations
O05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
O11 - Single Organization Support
O12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
O19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
O20 - Youth Centers, Clubs, Multipurpose
O21 - Boys Clubs
O22 - Girls Clubs O23 Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
O30 - Adult, Child Matching Programs
O31 - Big Brothers, Big Sisters
O40 - Scouting Organizations
O41 - Boy Scouts of America
O42 - Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
O43 - Camp Fire
O50 - Youth Development Programs, Other
O51 - Youth Community Service Clubs
O52 - Youth Development - Agricultural
O53 - Youth Development - Business
O54 - Youth Development - Citizenship Programs
O55 - Youth Development - Religious Leadership
O99 - Youth Development N.E.C.

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other

P01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
P02 - Management & Technical Assistance
P03 - Professional Societies, Associations
P05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
P11 - Single Organization Support
P12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
P19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
P20 - Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
P21 - American Red Cross
P22 - Urban League
P24 - Salvation Army
P26 - Volunteers of America
P27 - Young Men's or Women's Associations (YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA)
P28 - Neighborhood Centers, Settlement Houses
P29 - Thrift Shops
P30 - Children's, Youth Services
P31 - Adoption
P32 - Foster Care
P33 - Child Day Care
P40 - Family Services
P42 - Single Parent Agencies, Services
P43 - Family Violence Shelters, Services
P44 - Homemaker, Home Health Aide
P45 - Family Services, Adolescent Parents
P46 - Family Counseling
P50 - Personal Social Services
P51 - Financial Counseling, Money Management
P52 - Transportation, Free or Subsidized
P58 - Gift Distribution
P60 - Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
P61 - Travelers' Aid
P62 - Victims' Services
P70 - Residential, Custodial Care
P72 - Half-Way House (Short-Term Residential Care)
P73 - Group Home (Long Term)
P74 - Hospice
P75 - Senior Continuing Care Communities
P80 - Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
P81 - Senior Centers, Services
P82 - Developmentally Disabled Centers, Services
P84 - Ethnic, Immigrant Centers, Services
P85 - Homeless Persons Centers, Services
P86 - Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services
P87 - Deaf/Hearing Impaired Centers, Services
P99 - Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.

International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Q01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
Q02 - Management & Technical Assistance
Q03 - Professional Societies, Associations
Q05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
Q11 - Single Organization Support
Q12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
Q19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
Q20 - Promotion of International Understanding
Q21 - International Cultural Exchange
Q22 - International Student Exchange and Aid
Q23 - International Exchanges, N.E.C.
Q30 - International Development, Relief Services
Q31 - International Agricultural Development
Q32 - International Economic Development
Q33 - International Relief
Q40 - International Peace and Security
Q41 - Arms Control, Peace Organizations
Q42 - United Nations Association
Q43 - National Security, Domestic
Q70 - International Human Rights
Q71 - International Migration, Refugee Issues
Q99 - International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security N.E.C.

Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

R01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
R02 - Management & Technical Assistance
R03 - Professional Societies, Associations
R05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
R11 - Single Organization Support
R12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
R19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
R20 - Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
R22 - Minority Rights
R23 - Disabled Persons' Rights
R24 - Women's Rights
R25 - Seniors' Rights
R26 - Lesbian, Gay Rights
R30 - Intergroup, Race Relations
R40 - Voter Education, Registration
R60 - Civil Liberties Advocacy
R61 - Reproductive Rights
R62 - Right to Life
R63 - Censorship, Freedom of Speech and Press Issues
R67 - Right to Die, Euthanasia Issues
R99 - Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy N.E.C.

Community Improvement, Capacity Building

S01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
S02 - Management & Technical Assistance
S03 - Professional Societies, Associations
S05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
S11 - Single Organization Support
S12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
S19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
S20 - Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (General)
S21 - Community Coalitions
S22 - Neighborhood, Block Associations
S30 - Economic Development
S31 - Urban, Community Economic Development
S32 - Rural Development
S40 - Business and Industry
S41 - Promotion of Business
S43 - Management Services for Small Business, Entrepreneurs
S46 - Boards of Trade
S47 - Real Estate Organizations
S50 - Nonprofit Management
S80 - Community Service Clubs
S81 - Women's Service Clubs
S82 - Men's Service Clubs
S99 - Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.

Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations

T01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
T02 - Management & Technical Assistance
T03 - Professional Societies, Associations
T05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
T11 - Single Organization Support
T12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
T19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
T20 - Private Grantmaking Foundations
T21 - Corporate Foundations
T22 - Private Independent Foundations
T23 - Private Operating Foundations
T30 - Public Foundations
T31 - Community Foundations
T40 - Voluntarism Promotion
T50 - Philanthropy, Charity, Voluntarism Promotion, General
T70 - Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories
T90 - Named Trusts/Foundations N.E.C.
T99 - Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.

Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services

U01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
U02 - Management & Technical Assistance
U03 - Professional Societies, Associations
U05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
U11 - Single Organization Support
U12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
U19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
U20 - Science, General
U21 - Marine Science and Oceanography
U30 - Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences Research and Promotion
U31 - Astronomy
U33 - Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
U34 - Mathematics
U36 - Geology
U40 - Engineering and Technology Research, Services
U41 - Computer Science
U42 - Engineering
U50 - Biological, Life Science Research
U99 - Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services N.E.C.

Social Science Research Institutes, Services

V01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
V02 - Management & Technical Assistance
V03 - Professional Societies, Associations
V05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
V11 - Single Organization Support
V12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
V19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
V20 - Social Science Institutes, Services
V21 - Anthropology, Sociology
V22 - Economics (as a social science)
V23 - Behavioral Science
V24 - Political Science
V25 - Population Studies
V26 - Law, International Law, Jurisprudence
V30 - Interdisciplinary Research
V31 - Black Studies
V32 - Women's Studies
V33 - Ethnic Studies
V34 - Urban Studies
V35 - International Studies
V36 - Gerontology (as a social science)
V37 - Labor Studies V99 Social Science Research Institutes, Services N.E.C.

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other

W01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
W02 - Management & Technical Assistance
W03 - Professional Societies, Associations
W05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
W11 - Single Organization Support
W12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
W19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
W20 - Government and Public Administration
W22 - Public Finance, Taxation, Monetary Policy
W24 - Citizen Participation
W30 - Military, Veterans' Organizations
W40 - Public Transportation Systems, Services
W50 - Telephone, Telegraph and Telecommunication Services
W60 - Financial Institutions, Services (Non-Government Related)
W61 - Credit Unions
W70 - Leadership Development
W80 - Public Utilities
W90 - Consumer Protection, Safety
W99 - Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.

Religion Related, Spiritual Development

X01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
X02 - Management & Technical Assistance
X03 - Professional Societies, Associations
X05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
X11 - Single Organization Support
X12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
X19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
X20 - Christian
X21 - Protestant
X22 - Roman Catholic
X30 - Jewish
X40 - Islamic
X50 - Buddhist
X70 - Hindu
X80 - Religious Media, Communications Organizations
X81 - Religious Film, Video
X82 - Religious Television
X83 - Religious Printing, Publishing
X84 - Religious Radio
X90 - Interfaith Issues
X99 - Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.

Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other

Y01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
Y02 - Management & Technical Assistance
Y03 - Professional Societies, Associations
Y05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
Y11 - Single Organization Support
Y12 - Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
Y19 - Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
Y20 - Insurance Providers, Services
Y22 - Local Benevolent Life Insurance Associations, Mutual Irrigation and Telephone Companies, and Like Organizations
Y23 - Mutual Insurance Company or Association
Y24 - Supplemental Unemployment Compensation
Y25 - State-Sponsored Worker's Compensation Reinsurance Organizations
Y30 - Pension and Retirement Funds
Y33 - Teachers Retirement Fund Association
Y34 - Employee Funded Pension Trust
Y35 - Multi-Employer Pension Plans
Y40 - Fraternal Beneficiary Societies
Y42 - Domestic Fraternal Societies
Y43 - Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Associations (Non-Government)
Y44 - Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Associations (Government)
Y50 - Cemeteries, Burial Services
Y99 - Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other N.E.C.

Unknown

Z99 - Unknown