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Our church has a 501 (c) (3), and determined to be a public

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Our church has a 501 (c) (3), and determined to be a public charity. Our church has formed a coalition. Can we accept donations and provide decutions for the coalition using our status or does the coalition need to file a 501 (c) to be considered a non-profit?
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Is the coalition carrying out your non-profit/charitable purpose?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Good question, not sure how to answer. The coaliton is to encourage and unite parents, youth, and neighborhoods, with a goal to estabish neighborly respect, as well as, work to develop relationships that are centered towards providing help and love to one another. We want to include everyone not just people connected to a church thats whey we decided to form a coalition.

Thank you for your response.

Yes, if this is the coalition purpose, your 501c3 can fund this as it is a charitable community purpose within the scope and purpose of your charitable organization. The coalition, if it is established by your 501(c)(3) for accomplishment of your charitable mission is allowed to be funded by your church 501 entity and you can accept donations which would be tax deductible to the donors for the funding of this coalition as part of your 501(c) church.

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