These documents are provided for public disclosure under IRS rules, and to help those starting or trying to understand operation of a Public Charity. Reuse of any document is strictly AT YOUR OWN RISK. When in doubt, seek professional advice. Part of these documents are still awaiting upload.
Organizational Formation Documents
These documents are required to form a business as a not-for-profit corporation. They may be downloaded and edited to create your own documents AT YOUR OWN RISK. We suggest you use a lawyer to create these for you as we did. The name and address of the lawyer who created ours is on the last page of the articles. These documents are in the International Standard .ODT format so that anyone can use them with any word processing software.
Articles of Incorporation
Conflict of Interest Policy
Conflict of interest policy
Non Discrimination Policy
The Registered Retail Merchant Certificate
This document is required for all businesses, even those who are not taxable. It is commonly referred to as the “Sales Tax” certificate. Often when your organization desires to buy wholesale, the seller will request a copy of this certificate to verify that you run a legitimate business.
Registered Retail Merchant Certificate
Although our income has always been below $1,000 (we average $200 per year) it is still a good idea to file the Federal form 990 and the Indiana form NP-20. We are still scanning some of these for upload. Use this link which goes right to the IRS database!
Year 2011 NP-20 and 990-N Tax Returns
Year 2010 NP-20 Tax Return
Year 2010 990-N Tax Return
Year 2009 Tax Returns
Year 2008 Tax Returns
Year 2007 Tax Returns
Year 2006 Tax Returns
Year 2005 Tax Returns
Year 2004 Tax Returns
Form 1023 — Request for Tax Exempt Status
This form is now a dinosaur — you can file for tax exempt status quicker and cheaper by using the on-line form on the IRS.GOV web site. If you decide to download this monster, be aware that it is a very large document.
Year 2004 Form 1023
WARNING: this is a very LARGE file which will require substantial time to load.