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Examples of Articles of Incorporation of Corporation Name


Articles of Incorporation


Corporation Name

The undersigned incorporator(s), a natural citizen 18 years of age or older, to form a corporate entity following the [name of State] statutes; adopt the following articles of incorporation.

Article I

Corporation Name/Registered Office Location

The corporation name shall be [Corporation Name], will be located at [Location street address, city, state, and zip code.]

Article II


This corporation is organized for the exclusive [charitable, scientific, educational (pick one or more)] purpose, or more specifically to [list specific purpose]. The corporation will at all times be operated for charitable purposes exclusively within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as it is now enacted or hereafter amended. All funds, principal and income, whether acquired by contribution, gift, or otherwise will be devoted to said purposes.

Article III


The following conditions shall act as restrictions for the operations and activities of the corporation:

  1. No part of the company's net earnings shall result in the benefit of, or be distributed to its members, officers, trustees, or other private persons, except those that the corporation is authorized and empowered to pay as part of reasonable compensation for services rendered and/or to make payments or distributions in advancement of the purpose established in the purpose clause hereof.
  2. No sizeable part of the corporation's activities shall represent propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation, or any other initiative or referendum to the public. The corporation will not take part in, intervene through publication or statement any political campaign on behalf of or against any candidate of public office.
  3. Apart from any other conditions of this document, the corporation shall not take part in any other activities not permitted by (a) an organization that is exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) contributions that are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any federal tax code.

Article IV


The corporation existence duration shall be continuous.

Article V

Membership/Board of Directors

The corporation will have no members. Corporation management of affairs shall be managed by a Board of Directors, as defined in the corporation's bylaws. No Director will have any right to any title, interest in or to any property or other rights of the corporation.

The number of members in the Board of Directors is [Number], their names and address are listed below.

[Name Address]
[Name Address]
[Continue as needed]

The first members of the Board of Directors will remain in office until the first annual meeting. In this meeting their successors will be elected, qualified, or removed as written in the corporation bylaws.

Article VI

Personal Liability

No corporation officer or Director will be personally liable for any debts or obligations of the corporation of any nature whatsoever. No property of the officer members or Directors will be subject to the payment of any debts or obligations of the corporation.

Article VII


Upon dissolution of the corporation, all assets will be distributed for one or more exempt methods within the meanings of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal code, or will otherwise be distributed to the federal, state, or local government for public use. Any assets not dispersed by the District Court of the county of the principle office of the corporation is then located, for the purposes of the corporation or corporations, as the court will determine, which are organized and maintained for these purposes.

Article VIII


The incorporators of the corporation are:


The signed incorporators hereby certify that that they execute these articles of incorporation for the purposes stated above.

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