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Nonprofit entities, often referred to as not-for-profit organizations, are generally established with the primary aim of fulfilling charitable, educational, religious, scientific, or social objectives.

There are many different kinds of these organizations, and the IRS sorts them into groups based on what they do. Below are some types of nonprofits according to the IRS.

501(c)(1)Corporations Organized Under Act of Congress Yes
501(c)(2)Title Holding CorporationsNo
501(c)(3)Charitable, Religious, Educational, Scientific, etc., OrganizationsYes
501(c)(4)Civic Leagues and Social Welfare OrganizationsNo
501(c)(5)Labor, Agricultural, and Horticultural Organizations No
501(c)(6)Business Leagues, etcNo
501(c)(7)Social and Recreation ClubsNo
501(c)(8) & (c)(10)Fraternal Beneficiary and Domestic Fraternal Societies and AssociationsYes
501(c)(9)Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary AssociationsNo
501(c)(11)Teachers' Retirement Fund AssociationsNo
501(c)(12)Benevolent Life Insurance Associations, Mutual Ditch or Irrigation Companies,Mutual or Cooperative Telephone Companies, etc.No
501(c)(13)Cemetery CompaniesYes
501(c)(14)State-Chartered Credit Unions, Mutual Reserve FundsNo
501(c)(15)Insurance Companies or Associations Other Than Life No
501(c)(16) Cooperative Organizations to Finance Crop OperationsNo
501(c)(17) Supplemental Unemployment Benefit TrustsNo
501(c)(18) Employee Funded Pension Trusts (created before June 25, 1959)No
501(c)(19) & (c)(23)Organizations of Past or Present Members of the Armed ForcesNo
501(c)(21)Black Lung Benefit Trusts No
501(c)(22)Withdrawal Liability Payment FundsNo
501(c)(24)Trusts described in section 4049 of the Employer Retirement Income Security Act -
501(c)(25)Title Holding Corporations or TrustsNo
501(c)(26)State-Sponsored Organizations Providing Health Coverage for High-Risk IndividualsNo
501(c)(27)State-Sponsored Workmen's Compensation and Insurance and Reinsurance OrganizationsNo
501(c)(28)National Railroad Retirement Investment TrustNo
501(c)(29) Qualified Nonprofit Health Insurance IssuersNo
501(d)Religious and Apostolic Associations-
501(e) Cooperative Hospital Service Organizations -