Sample Articles of Incorporation

XYZ Nonprofit

Articles of Incorporation

The undersigned, for the purpose of forming a corporation under the nonprofit laws of the State of Washington (RCW 24.03), hereby adopts the following Articles of Incorporation:

Article I

The name of the corporation shall be XYZ Nonprofit.

Article II

The term of existence shall be perpetual.

Article III

The purposes for which the corporation is organized are as follows:

XYZ Nonprofit has been organized to support groups and individuals creating social, economic, and cultural transformation toward long-term sustainability through the production of an annual festival and other activities.

XYZ Nonprofit may therefore seek, apply for, and receive donations, grants, loans, and other funding from individuals, organizations, corporations, government agencies, and others to support and conduct, in any manner, any lawful activities in furtherance of these charitable, scientific, and educational purposes.

Notwithstanding any other provision of these By-laws, XYZ Nonprofit shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by: (a) a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law); (b) a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law); or (c) a corporation under the Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act (RCW 24.03).

Article IV

The name of the Registered Agent of the corporation is .

The street address of the Registered Office and Registered Agent is.

The mailing address for the Registered Agent is .

Article V

There shall be five directors serving as the initial Board of Directors. Their names and addresses are as follows:

Article VI

In the event of the dissolution of the Corporation, the net assets are to be distributed as follows: to organizations of similar purposes, as determined by the Board of Directors, which have established tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

Article VII

The name and address of each incorporator is as follows:

In witness whereof, each incorporator has affixed his/her signature on this .

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