[Articles of Certificate] of Incorporation
__________ [Articles or Certificate] of Incorporation of the undersigned, a majority of
whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a nonprofit corporation under the
__________ [Nonprofit Corporation Law or as the case may be] of the State of __________, do
The name of this corporation is __________________.
The place in this state where the principal office of the corporation is to be located is
__________ [city], __________ County.
This corporation is organized exclusively __________ [insert one or more of the following:
for charitable purposes or for religious purposes or for scientific purposes or for literary or
educational purposes or for the purpose of testing for public safety or for the prevention of cruelty
to children or for the prevention of cruelty to animals or to foster __________ (national or
international or national or international) amateur sports competition], including, for such
__________ [purpose or purposes], the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as
exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or the
corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
__________ [DIRECTORS or TRUSTEES]
The names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as the initial __________
[directors or trustees] of the corporation are as follows:
CORPORATE NET EARNINGS; ACTIVITIES
No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed
to its members, __________ [directors or trustees], officers, or other private persons, except that the
corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation