Pursuant to §_________ of the laws of __________, the undersigned majority of whom are citizens of the United States, do hereby submit these Articles of Incorporation for the purpose of forming a nonprofit corporation.
The name of the corporation is: ___________________________
The corporation shall have perpetual existence.
The effective date of incorporation shall be: upon filing by the Secretary of State.
The corporation will or will not have members
Type of non profit corporation
The corporation is a not for profit Religious Corporation
Registered Agent and Office
The street address of the initial registered office of the corporation is:
The name of the initial registered agent is:
Name of agent Inc. is: ______________
The corporation has a principal office. The street address of the principal office is:
The corporation’s initial directors are as follows:
The corporation does indemnify any directors, officers, employees, incorporators, and members of the corporation from any liability regarding the corporation and the affairs of the corporation, unless the person fraudulently and intentionally violated the law and/or maliciously conducted acts to damage and/or defraud the corporation, or as otherwise provided under applicable statute.
The purpose of the corporation is 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 the corresponding section of any future federal tax code and herein stated as follows:
Explain why is the corporation being formed,
what does it intend to accomplish,
who will benefit from its accomplishments, and
how will the corporation achieve its purpose.
The character and essence of the corporation is the same as the purpose.
No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article 11. 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 publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of this corporation.
Distributions Upon Dissolution
Upon the dissolution of the corporation, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all the legal liabilities of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed 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 a court of competent jurisdiction 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 name and address of the Incorporator is:
On this ____ Day, in the Month of _______, the Year of Our Lord ___________