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A member of my non-profit organization has recommended that a finanancial donation be made to her grandson's autism school. Is this legal for our 501C3 Organization? Why? Thank you.

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me where the nonprofit is registered?

Virginia

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

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Assuming that the autism school is also a non-profit, then the answer is yes. IT IS LEGAL for one non-profit to make a financial gift to another non-profit.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
You did not answer my question. I am aware that one non-profit can donate to another. Is there any inurement associated with this process since the member recommending the donation is the grandmother of the young man attending the school?
Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 7 months ago

Ah, my apologies. No, not at all. There is no such prohibition.

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