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Oh I understand. You'll need to fill out form 1023 (or a 1023-EZ if you are a smaller organization). You would need fill out the form (click here) and then submit it to irs.gov/form1023. It's a $275 fee to file. You'll want to check all of the necessary boxes and have an officer or director of the organization sign it then wait for the IRS's approval.
Sure, if you click here, you can actually do an interactive form that will file it for you.