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Old 09-27-2013, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
I posted this yesterday or the day before, but I don't think you've seen it, Tom.

If one wanted to start a provider support or interest group, how hard is it to get non-profit status? This would be for the purpose of applying for grants, specifically.
Sorry, I didn't see your post.
It would be extremely hard, since tax-exempt non-profit status is only awarded to groups formed for the public good, not for the good of the group. Your group can get a non-profit status as an organization fairly easily (contact your state secretary of state's office), but to be eligible for grants I think you must also be tax exempt. Check with the places where you might apply for grants to see whether or not your group needs to be tax exempt.
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