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Author Topic: Forming a 501c3 nonprofit for HvZ?  (Read 2737 times)

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« on: December 17, 2013, 06:38:17 PM »

Hey guys! Here in Camarillo, we're having some interesting troubles finding locations for our game. One of the areas we'd want to play in has a $300 application fee. However, if we apply as a nonprofit organization (a 501c3), then the application fee is free.

So we're thinking, perhaps we should make a 501c3. Or better yet, if HvZ already has a nonprofit somewhere, perhaps we could work with them and apply in their name.

Does anyone have any thoughts or advice for our situation?
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 11:24:55 AM »

I don't know of any HvZ organization that are registered for tax purposes, as 501c3 or otherwise, unless the various college organizations are registered in some way.  I don't think Gnarwhal Studios is a nonprofit, since the studio sells a couple games that aren't HvZ.

Do you have a local church you could partner with?  Or a Big Brother Big Sister?   Partnering with an existing group in your area would be my suggestion.

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 06:55:34 PM »

Late to the party, my apologies.

With that $300 app fee, how often would you be paying it, and how much effort are you guys willing to exert to not have to pay it?

If a HvZ organization wanted to obtain 501(c)(3) status, it would be under Section 509(a)(2).

You would be required to file a 990-N every year, which isn't too terribly complicated. You can file it over the internet, even.

You do need to have bylaws, as well as a formerly elected president/director, secretary, and treasurer.

If you want to pursue this route, you probably want to talk to someone at the IRS first. There is an IRS office in Camarillo.


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