Public Charities
Characteristics of these types of charity organizations include: broad public support, possible government financial support, name recognition and specific activities identified by statue such as religious, education, medical research, hospitals and government units. The exhibit below shows common examples of qualified charitable organizations versus non-qualified organizations.


Qualified Charitable Contributions
Non-qualified Charitable Contributions
Schools and hospitals (non-profit)
Country clubs, fraternal orders (Kiwanis, Rotary)
Red Cross, Salvation Army, Goodwill, United Way
Homeowner\'s associations, lobby groups
Churches, Temples, Synagogues
Republican or Democratic Campaign Committees
War Veteran\'s Groups
Organizations run for personal profit
Recreation facilities and public parks
Civic, Business and Labor Leagues or Unions
Federal, State and Local Governments
Foreign Governments and Charities
Humane Society, Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Tuition
YMCA, Boy and Girl Scouts, Cancer Societies
Physician or lawyers associations


Private Charities

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