ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
The name of this corporation is [name of Charity] (the “Corporation”).
A. This Corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for
the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law
for public and charitable purposes. The general purpose of this Corporation is to have and exercise
all rights and powers conferred on nonprofit corporations under the laws of California provided that
this Corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any
powers that are not in furtherance of the primary purposes of this Corporation.
B. The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific
purposes within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3), 170(c)(2)(B), 2055(a)(2) and 2522(a)(2) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or any corresponding section of any future federal tax
code (the “Code”).
The specific charitable and public purposes for which the Corporation is organized include
(i) [include specific purposes] … (ii) using its income and principal to carry on activities or programs
which support or benefit the Corporation; and (iii) carrying out such other activities as the Board of
Directors determines will benefit and support the Corporation.
AGENT OF SERVICE
The name and address in the State of California of this Corporation’s initial agent for service
of process is[ ].
LIMITATION ON CORPORATE ACTIVITIES
A. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles of Incorporation, the
Corporation will not carry on any activity not permitted to be carried on (1) by a corporation exempt
from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Code by reason of description in Section
501(c)(3) of the Code, or (2) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section
170(c)(2) of the Code.
B. No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation will be the carrying on of
propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Corporation shall not
participate in or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of
statements) on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
C. The property of this Corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and
no part of the net income or assets of this Corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director,
officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person.
The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors. The number of
directors and their terms shall be as provided in the Bylaws. The directors of the Corporation shall
be elected in the manner described in the Bylaws.
Upon the winding up and dissolution of this Corporation, and after paying or adequately
providing for the debt and obligations of the Corporation, the remaining assets shall be distributed
in a manner which furthers the purposes of the Corporation, including, without limitation,
distribution to another nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation that is organized and operated
exclusively for charitable purposes, and which has established and maintained its tax status under
section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
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Adopted this ___ day of January, 2009.
I declare that I am the person who executed the foregoing Articles of Incorporation, which
execution is my act and deed.
Dated: January ___, 2009