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I work with a non-profit that is categorized as a foundation. However, that limits our grant applications. How can we change our status? We seek grants, we cannot provide grants to other organizations.

Hello – Thank you for contacting us!
Depending on where you are (i.e., in or outside of U.S.), the laws and tax codes about what constitutes a foundation vs. a true non-profit differ and are almost always complex. Consequently, your question is a great one - but it's outside of the scope of what I can answer. It would be best to consult an attorney who specializes in helping organizations gain non-profit status. Not all attorneys are familiar with the specifics of rules regarding non-profits. So, I’d make sure whomever you consult has done this kind of work before.
Best wishes in your efforts!

Question Date: Mon, 10/23/2017