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The term “educational” as an exempt activity under section 501(c)(3) is very broad. Educational purposes go beyond those we traditionally think of as being taught in a formal setting of schools, colleges and universities. Activities in support of education can be considered “educational”, as well.
Under the term “charitable”, the regulations include the advancement or promotion of education. Educational activities include “the instruction or training of the individual for the purpose of improving or developing his/her capabilities” and “the instruction of the public on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the community”. In order to be considered for exempt status, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any shareholder or individual.
In order to be exempt as an organization described in section 501(c)(3), an organization must be both organized and operated exclusively for one or more of these exempt purposes: charitable, religious, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, educational, fostering national or international sports competition and / or the prevention of cruelty to animals or children.
Specific charitable purposes can include relief of the poor, distressed or underprivileged, erecting or maintaining public buildings or monuments, lessening the burdens of government, lessening neighborhood tensions, eliminating prejudice and discrimination, defending human and civil rights and combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.
Meet Just Some of Our Clients
The Bridge Organization
This nonprofit’s mission is to increase the educational opportunities for gifted students in the Oakland, California and greater bay area. The organization works with public school personnel, school staff and community organizations to identify gifted students who show potential to succeed but otherwise do not have the opportunity due to financial constraints. They work with parents to arrange financial aid and provide scholarships for gifted students.
Only 42% of students who are paying for college on their own go on to graduate. This organization aims to raise the graduation rate of working students by providing scholarships for living and other non-tuition expenses. Specifically, this nonprofit targets single parent students, in areas underserved by traditional financial aid, who are seeking degrees in the fields of nursing or elder care.
United Educators’ Fund
Student loan debt is a serious and growing problem in the United States. Each month educators are faced with the dilemma of having to care for their families and also keep up with student loan debt. The mission of this organization is to assist educators by awarding scholarships to help reduce a portion of their student loan debt. The goal is to decrease the financial burdens of student loan debt and allow for educators to focus on what they love most, which is educating their students.