A section of the Internal Revenue code that provides exemption from federal income tax to organizations required to devote their resources to educational, religious, scientific, or other charitable activities. Contributions to a 501(c)(3) are deductible from a donor’s federal income tax. A 501(c)(3) organization is strictly forbidden from engaging in any political activity on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate for public office. 501(c)(3) organizations are divided into two categories: public charities and private foundations. Public charities may engage in a limited amount of lobbying, whereas private foundations are taxed on any money spent for lobbying. Examples: public charities include Alliance for Justice and Sierra Club Foundation; private foundations include The Ford Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
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Bolder Advocacy Blog
Posted by Leah Salgado on October 22, 2014
Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy initiative is excited to participate in the new Stand for Your Mission campaign, which promotes board and trustee support for advocacy. Complete with guides on how to begin a conversation about advocacy and why groups should get involved, the campaign encourages boards to use advocacy as a tool to fulfill their organization’s mission.