Thursday, 25 April 2013 20:30

What is a 501(c)(3) public charity?

A 501(c)(3) public charity is an organization which has:

  1. been organized under state law,
  2. which is operated in furtherance of a 501(c)(3) purpose (i.e. Charitable, religious, educational, scientific, etc.),
  3. it benefits an unidentified charitable class of people (i.e. Those who suffer from AIDS),
  4. its activities are not political in nature and
  5. its support, one-third of which, must come from the general public. A 501(c)(3) purpose includes, but is not limited to, educational, religious, scientific, medical and charitable purposes.

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