This document includes the necessary provisions for a non-profit corporation. These Articles of Incorporation for a Non-profit Corporation are necessary to file with the Secretary of State along with the filing fees. This document contains provisions providing for a description of the entity's general purpose, and the initial number of directors to sit on the board. Specific terms can be easily inserted into this document to ensure a tailored final product.
This document includes the necessary provisions for a non-profit corporation. These Articles of Incorporation for a Non-profit Corporation are necessary to file with the Secretary of State along with the filing fees. This document contains provisions providing for a description of the entity's general purpose, and the initial number of directors to sit on the board. Specific terms can be easily inserted into this document to ensure a tailored final product. Articles of Incorporation of ___________________ [Instruction: insert name], Inc. The undersigned, for the purpose of forming a nonprofit corporation under the _____________ [Instruction: insert state] Nonprofit Corporation Act, hereby certifies: [Comment: Each state has different laws pertaining to nonprofit corporations. You must determine the statute that is particular to the state of your nonprofit corporation. Additionally, you should review whether a similar document for your particular state is available for purchase on Docstoc, because it might have other or additional particular provisions that are specific and applicable to the laws of that state] 1. Name: The name of the corporation is __________________________ [Instruction: insert name], Inc. (“the Corporation”). 2. Purposes: The Corporation is organized for any ___________________ [Instruction: insert general purpose] purpose, including: A. To devote the work of the Corporation to _________________________________; B. To encourage ______________________________________; C. To identify _________________________________________________________; D. To foster ______________________________________; E. To offer _________________________________________________________; F. To aid _________________________________________________________; [Instruction: insert specific purposes of Corporation] G. All other purposes permitted by law, but limited exclusively to those purposes as come within the meaning of and comply with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended (“Code”). 3. The Corporation has all powers prescribed by law and all powers necessary and incidental to the fulfillment of its purpose. 4. Miscellaneous: A. The Corporation shall not carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation. B. The net earnings of the Corporation shall not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, its members, members of the Board of Directors, officers, or other private persons, except that the Corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered. C. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles of Incorporation, the Corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on: (a) by a corporation exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code; or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 of the Code. D. On the dissolution or winding up of this Corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this Corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation that is organized and operated © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 2 exclusively for charitable educational, and scientific purposes and that has established its tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code. E. In the event that the Corporation shall become a “private foundation” within the meaning of Section 509 of the Code, the Corporation's income for each taxable year shall be distributed at such time and in such manner as not to subject it to tax under Section 4942 of the Code, and the Corporation shall be prohibited from engaging in any act of self- dealing as defined in Section 4941(d) of the Code, from retaining any excess business holdings as defined in Section 4943(c) of the Code, from making any investments in such manner as to subject this Corporation to tax under Section 4944 of the Code, and from making any taxable expenditures as defined in Section 4945(d) of the Code, and in all sections of the Code. 5. The term of existence of the Corporation is perpetual. 6. The location of the initial registered office of the Corporation is ___________________ [Instruction: insert location] and the name of its initial registered agent at such address is ___________________ [Instruction: insert name]. 7. The number of the initial Board of Directors is ____ [five (5)]. [Comment: these numbers are not provided for by law, but can be any number the user chooses] and the names and addresses of the directors are: ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ 8. The name and address of the incorporator is: _________________ [Instruction: insert name and address]. Dated this ___________________ day of ___________________ [Instruction: insert date]. Incorporator:___________________ © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 3
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