Starting a Private Foundation


  • What are the laws our private foundation must follow?

  • How do I start a private foundation?

  • Is it ever recommended to switch the state in which you’re incorporated?

  • What if you have major operations in a state other than the one in which you’re incorporated?

  • In what state should I incorporate the foundation?


Primers are key information individual, family, and small-staffed foundation donors, distilled into 10 to 20 pages and available for download from our store.

How to Start a Private Foundation
Legal Essentials for Small Foundations
Twenty Ways to Make a Difference: Stories From Small Foundations
Bringing on the Board: Practical Steps for Orienting Foundation Board Members


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