5 - Part VI - Members and Beneficiaries
Page 5 - Part VI - Questions 1a and 1b - Providing Goods/Services
It is important, when answering this question, to make it clear how
goods, services or funds contributes to the accomplishment
of your non-profit organization's exempt purpose. How are
operations, or the goods, etc. themselves, distinguishable from what
is available commercially?
5 - Part VI - Question 2 - Limitations
Charitable organizations may limit their services to individuals who
members of a "charitable class." This term includes persons who
are aged, ill, handicapped, unemployed, or
children and, of course, the poor, indigent, and underprivileged.
A charity established
to benefit a specific person cannot qualify
for 501(c)(3) status, even if that person is in need. To have a true
"charitable class," the specific individuals who will benefit cannot
be known or selected ahead of time.