LegalZoom Logo
501c3 Eligibility
[Close Window]

A general charitable purpose provides services that benefit the public. This is the broadest and most common category for non-profit organizations.

Examples of general charitable purposes include the advancement of education or science, the elimination of prejudice and discrimination, the promotion and development of the arts, and the relief of the poor or underprivileged. For example, food banks and low-income housing organizations would fall into this category.

Still have questions? Call our Business Support team toll-free at (888) 381-8758.