What is a 501C3 Nonprofit Organization?
501c3s are the following types of organizations:
They are also:
f) Organizations Concerned with public safety ,
g) Amateur Sports
h) Programs established for the prevention of Cruelty
The Most Common type of Public Charity Organizations are:
Charitable hospitals, churches, medical research centers, educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities,
Other types of Nonprofit organizations that are not 501c3s are:
a) Advocacy groups --- influence the legislation or Government policies on particular issues.
b) Membership Organizations – include: Veteran’s groups, Trade Associations etc.
c) Recreational Clubs – Examples include – country clubs, sports club etc.
d) Auxiliary organizations –The parent organization may be a ‘for-profit’ or a ‘not-for-profit’ organization
e) Employee Benefit Funds - prime objective is to raise funds for employee benefits.
IRS website information: