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What is the Difference Between a Public Charity and a Private Foundation?

In the nonprofit sector, the words “charity” and “foundation” often are used interchangeably. However, underlying these terms is a legal concept critical to most 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Each 501(c)(3) is classified by the IRS as either a “public charity” or a “private foundation.” This classification has significant implications for the organization as it impacts the …

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