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Nonprofit Organization

An organization that operates as if it were a business but does not seek a profit. Common examples of nonprofits include charities, private schools, and think tanks. Nonprofits do not pay taxes; donations to many are tax-deductible, at least up to certain limits. In order to qualify for this status, however, a nonprofit must register with the IRS, under section 501(c) of the tax code. See also: 403(b).

non-profit organization

an organization which attempts to achieve an objective other than profit, for example, a charity.
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A supporting organization qualifies as a public charity and thus avoids the excise tax regime to which a private foundation is subject (Sec.
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If one of the principal purposes of your organization is to grant scholarships, different rules likely govern based upon your organization's status as a private foundation or public charity. There are specific guidelines that an organization must follow if granting scholarships, particularly if the organization is a private foundation related to a corporate entity (i.e., a for-profit camp).
The award honours Clay Walker for his humanitarian efforts, both through the 'Band Against MS' not-for-profit public charity committed to providing educational information for those living with multiple sclerosis, and his work with the Military Warriors Support Foundation.
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The FCI, founded in 1991 in Minnesota, is a public charity and non-profit organization, 501 (c)(3), with no political or religious affiliation.
Nonprofit organizations in the area of health and human services (see Table 1) represented 29 percent of the 975,777 public charity nonprofits registered in April 2009 (NCCS, 2009).

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