Sample Bylaws & Articles of Incorporation
These sample bylaws and articles of incorporation are not a model to copy; rather, they are provided purely to illustrate what such a document might look like. Each state will have its own form or particular requirements to follow, which may differ from state to state.
For other examples and for an in-depth legal view of foundation formation, please see Starting a Foundation: Formation and Considerations.
This sample document is being provided for informational purposes and is not to be shared without the permission of the Council on Foundations. Use of the sample document does not create an attorney-client relationship, and the information provided is not a substitute for expert legal, tax, or other professional advice tailored to your specific circumstances. The information may not be relied upon for the purposes of avoiding any penalties that may be imposed under the Internal Revenue Code.