Not-For-Profit Articles of Incorporation




The undersigned, acting as incorporators of a corporation under the Non Profit Corporation Act of the State of ________________________, adopt the following articles of incorporation for such corporation:


The name of the corporation, is ____________________________________________-.




The period of duration of the Corporation is perpetual.




The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. The Corporation may receive and administer funds for scientific, religious, educational, and charitable purposes, within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and to that end, the Corporation is empowered to hold any property, or any undivided interest therein, without limitation as to amount or value; to dispose of any such property and to invest, reinvest, or deal with the principal or the income in such manner as, in the judgment of the directors, will best promote the purposes of the Corporation, without limitation, except such limitations, if any, as may be contained in the instrument under which such property is received, these Articles of Incorporation, the By-Laws of the Corporation, or any applicable laws, to do any other act or thing incidental to or connected with the foregoing purposes or in advancement thereof, but not for the pecuniary profit or financial gain of its directors or officers except as permitted under the Non Profit Corporation Law.


No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, officer of the Corporation, or any private individual, except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the Corporation affecting one or more of its purposes, and no member, trustee, officer of the Corporation, or any private individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the corporate assets on dissolution of the Corporation. No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation, and the Corporation shall not participate in or intervene in, including the publication or distribution of statements, any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.


Upon the dissolution of the Corporation or the winding up of its affairs, the assets of the Corporation shall be distributed exclusively to one or more charitable, religious, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational organizations, which would then qualify under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and its Regulations as they now exist or as they may be hereafter amended, or to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the Corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.




The qualifications for members and the manner of their admissions shall be regulated by the by-laws.




The name of the initial registered agent of the Corporation is __________________________ whose address is ______________________________________________________________. This address is also the initial registered address of the office of the Corporation.




The territory in which the operations of the Corporation are principally to be conducted is the United States of America and its territories and possessions, but the operations of the Corporation shall not be limited to such territory.




The initial board of directors shall consist of at least three (3) members, who need not be residents of the state of ____________________.




The names and addresses of the persons who shall serve as directors until the first annual meeting of members, or until their successors shall have been elected and qualified, are as follows:

____________________________ __________________________________________________

Name Address

____________________________ __________________________________________________

Name Address

____________________________ __________________________________________________

Name Address




The names and addresses of the initial incorporators are as follows:

____________________________ __________________________________________________

Name Address

____________________________ __________________________________________________

Name Address


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have made and subscribed to these Articles of Incorporation at _______________________________ on the _____ day of ____________, 20__.









The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this the _____ day of ____________, 20__.


Witness my hand and seal.


____________________________ My commission expires:

Notary public




These forms are provided AS IS. They may not be any good. Even if they are good in one jurisdiction, they may not work in another. And the facts of your situation may make these forms inappropriate for you. They are for informational purposes only, and you should consult an attorney before using them.

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