Formation: Starting Out on the Right Foot


Once you’ve made the exciting decision to form a new 501(c)(3) organization, it’s important to focus on your next steps. The ease of online applications hides the reality that each answer on the relevant forms (and even the choice of form itself) puts your organization on a path that you may not intend. C3 Legal can provide the guidance you need to make the right choices from the beginning.

We provide skilled, practical advice with:

  • Choice of entity (e.g., corporation or trust)
  • Analysis of alternatives (e.g., a donor-advised fund vs. a private foundation)
  • Preparation of organizational documents and resolutions
  • Guidance regarding public charity or private foundation status
  • Application for 501(c)(3) status