Start a Nonprofit Organization

You’re out to make a difference, not a profit. Operating as a nonprofit helps your business fulfill its mission, positioning you for tax exemptions and enhancing funding opportunities. CT will get you started on the right foot.

Select Your Package

Non-Profit Premium
Starting at $1003 *
Preparation and filing of all legal documents with the state

We prepare and file the article of Incorporation with the state, monitor the process, and promptly deliver the final paperwork to you upon approval.

Name Availability Check

Name check ensures the availability of your desired business name with the state.

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN)

The IRS requires every business entity to obtain a federal tax ID number, or EIN. Banks also usually require an EIN in order to open a business account.

Certified Copy

Obtain certified copies of your formation documents.

Corporate Kit & Seal

Custom record book, ownership certificates, sample documents, and a metal corporate seal.

Business License Research Package

Quickly and accurately, CT assembles a pdf package with all licenses, permits, and tax registrations you need to file for your business.

Non-Profit Plus
Starting at $808 *
Preparation and filing of all legal documents with the state

We prepare and file the article of Incorporation with the state, monitor the process, and promptly deliver the final paperwork to you upon approval.

Name Availability Check

Name check ensures the availability of your desired business name with the state.

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN)

The IRS requires every business entity to obtain a federal tax ID number, or EIN. Banks also usually require an EIN in order to open a business account.

Certified Copy

Obtain certified copies of your formation documents.

Corporate Kit & Seal

Custom record book, ownership certificates, sample documents, and a metal corporate seal.

Non-Profit Basic
Starting at $369 *
Preparation and filing of all legal documents with the state

We prepare and file the article of Incorporation with the state, monitor the process, and promptly deliver the final paperwork to you upon approval.

Name Availability Check

Name check ensures the availability of your desired business name with the state.

Making it Easier to Make a Difference

Incorporating as a nonprofit paves the way for success. Because they’re established to serve a public purpose rather than shareholder interest, nonprofits may be exempt from income, sales, and property taxes. Incorporating also makes it easier to obtain grants and donations. And finally, the laws governing nonprofit corporations simplify officer roles and responsibilities. CT’s experts make the road to incorporation a smooth one.

CT’s Nonprofit Specialists Will:

  • Work with you to select the nonprofit incorporation package that best meets your specific needs and long-term vision
  • Advise you on your formation state’s naming requirements and verify name availability
  • Meticulously complete your Articles of Incorporation, being careful to include the language required for tax-exempt status
  • File all paperwork with the Secretary of State and monitor the process on your behalf
  • Ensure prompt delivery of your Articles of Incorporation upon approval

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Brian J. Greenbaum, CFO, Concrete Protection & Restoration, Inc.

“We have used CT as our registered agent in every state. They keep us in the loop about Service of Process notices we receive, alert us to upcoming filing dates, and help us foreign qualify when we start doing business in new states.”

Theresa Queenan, Chief Financial Officer, Bob Ray Co., Inc.

"When we have needed to expand our business into other states, CT has been there to help us complete the necessary filings quickly and efficiently. And when we’ve had questions, they’re always very responsive no matter communicating with them on or offline. CT’s services are easy to use, making it simpler for us to stay compliant."

Duanne Slafta, Compliance Supervisor, Stringer Ware & Company, Inc.

“Being able to offload some of it to CT Corporation makes all the difference. Any time I get a request from a Secretary of State office, I forward it to my CT representative, and she handles it. She knows exactly what filings and documents are needed.”

Nonprofit Corporations FAQs

What’s the difference between a for-profit and a nonprofit corporation?

Nonprofit corporations are formed to benefit a specific public purpose, whereas for-profit corporations work to benefit their owners and shareholders. A nonprofit loses its tax-exempt status if there’s any benefit to a private individual who controls it. Lastly, nonprofits are eligible for preferential treatment at the state and federal levels.

What steps must I take to form a nonprofit corporation?

First, you’ll specify your mission in your Articles of Incorporation, which CT will help you file with the state. Then, you’ll designate a Registered Agent to receive official documents on your behalf. You must also follow state naming rules and secure an employer ID number (EIN) for taxes and banking.

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