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501c3 Eligibility
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An organization's scientific research will generally only be considered not-for-profit if the research results are publicized or if the research is performed for the government. Research to aid college-level scientific education, discover a cure for a disease, or assist a community by attracting a new industry are also non-profit activities. As a rule, research performed only as a small part of a commercial operation will not qualify. Examples of scientific corporations include archaeological and geographical societies.

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