Help re: forming a 501(c)(3) organization?
Law students may be another source of help. About 20 law schools around the
country have clinics in which students represent community groups. In your
area, American University has a Community and Economic Development Clinic, and
Georgetown has the Harrison Institute. (George Washington has a Small
Business Clinic which would probably not be relevant here unless there are
Sometimes students take a little more time to complete legal work, but in my
years of working with them, I think students really can be affected long term
by involvement with garden groups. If your organization wants to have that
kind of impact, it may want to see student assistance.
Jane Schukoske, Associate Professor at University of Baltimroe
(presently on leave at the U.S. Educational Foundationin India)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Matthew Heberger [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 6:15 PM
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>> Subject: [cg] Advice re: forming a 501(c)(3) organization?
>> I am involved with a community garden on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
>> There are about 40 community gardens in DC, but we are the first to
>> to incorporate as a nonprofit organization. This is an absolute necessity
>> for us: annual property taxes are prohibitively expensive, therefore we
>> to obtain tax-exempt status. We have thought of asking an established
>> nonprofit to take us under their wing, but thus far, none have been
>> and we are also not enthusiastic about relenquishing our autonomy.
>> Has anyone on this list had experiences with applying for 501(c)(3) status
>> for a community garden? Any advice or resources would be very welcome.
>> can communicate with me via this list or contact me directly.
>> By the way, I requested the publication on "How to form a 501(c)(3) Org."
>> from the ACGA, but Sally McCabe tells me that it is out-of-date and no
>> longer in publication, and I notice that it has recently been removed from
>> their website.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Matthew Heberger
>> King's Court Community Garden
>> Washington, DC
>> Program Coordinator
>> The International Network on
>> Participatory Irrigation Management
>> 600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 340
>> Washington, DC 20003 USA
>> Tel: +1 202 546 7005
>> Fax: +1 202 318 0215
>> email: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Internet: http://www.inpim.org
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