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Information for Non-Profit Corporations

Non-Profit Corporations are formed to benefit the public by addressing a community need or furthering a social cause or mission. A non-profit’s earnings cannot be distributed among its members or officers and must only be used in pursuit of its stated purpose.

Non-Profit Basics!

Have a great idea but don’t know where to begin? Be sure to read our Non-Profit Basics for guidance!

Non-Profit Basics


Start Your Business

Start or Register a Non-Profit Corporation

Learn how to start or register a non-profit corporation.

Maintain Your Business

Maintain a Non-Profit Corporation

Learn how to keep your non-profit corporation in good standing.

Maintain Your Business

Close a Non-Profit
Corporation

Learn how to formally close your non-profit corporation in Rhode Island.