Requesting Funds to Apply for Your Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Status
If you are applying to The Pollination Project with a request for IRS 501(c)(3) filing fees, here are the criteria that we look at when evaluating your request.
Has the applicant read and considered our information on 501(c)(3) filing and alternative structures to 501(c)(3) organizations?
Does the applicant have a thoughtful and realistic fundraising plan?
Does the applicant have a minimum of $2500 in major donations in progress that require a tax deduction to be completed OR another compelling reason to require 501(c)(3) status? (These could be pledges or solid leads with a corporation, foundation and/or major individual donor OR situations where 501(c)(3) status is required to do your work or secure resources or partnerships).
Has the applicant considered and actively looked into fiscal sponsorship? Do they have a good reason why they are not starting with a fiscal sponsorship relationship?
Is there team of people committed to the project, or is the applicant working alone?
Does the applicant understand what it entails to both file for and maintain a 501(c)(3) organization?
Is the applicant doing their own filing, or retaining an attorney?
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