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First of all, do NOT go through the site that you listed. It is not affiliated with the IRS, and they're not going to do it for free (this is something you can do on your own at no cost). Go to this site to do it: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=102767,00.html. It's going to need to be an irrevocable charitable trust. On this link that I sent you, when you start the application, you'll want to select "other" as the type, and then on the next page again select "Other non-profit..."
You'll be able to get your EIN number there.
Now as to the terms of the trust...
I would look on Rocketlawyer or www.uslegalforms.com to find the appropriate documentation.
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