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Type Description Contributions allowable?
501(c)(1) Corporations Organized under Act of Congress (including Federal Credit Unions) Yes
501(c)(2) Title Holding Corporation For Exempt Organization No
501(c)(3) Religious, Educational, Charitable, Scientific, Literary, Testing for Public Safety, to Foster National or International Amateur Sports Competition, or Prevention of Cruelty to Children or Animals Organizations Yes
501(c)(4) Civic Leagues, Social Welfare Organizations, and Local Associations of Employees No, generally*
501(c)(5) Labor, Agricultural, and Horticultural Organizations No
501(c)(6) Business Leagues, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate Boards, etc. No
501(c)(7) Social and Recreational Clubs No
501(c)(8) Fraternal Beneficiary Societies and Associations Yes, if for certain Sec. 501(c)(3) purposes
501(c)(9) Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Associations No
501(c)(10) Domestic Fraternal Societies and Associations Yes
501(c)(11) Teachers' Retirement Fund Associations No
501(c)(12) Benevolent Life Insurance Associations, Mutual Ditch or Irrigation Companies, Mutual or Cooperative Telephone Companies, and Like Organizations No
501(c)(13) Cemetery Companies Yes
501(c)(14) State-Chartered Credit Unions, Mutual Reserve Funds No
501(c)(15) Mutual Insurance Companies or Associations No
501(c)(16) Cooperative Organizations to Finance Crop Operations No
501(c)(17) Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Trusts No
501(c)(18) Employee Funded Pension Trust (created before June 25, 1959) No
501(c)(19) Post or Organization of Past or Present Members of the Armed Forces No, generally*
501(c)(21) Black Lung Benefit Trusts No
501(c)(22) Withdrawal Liability Payment Fund No
501(c)(23) Veterans' Organization (created before 1880) No, generally*
501(c)(25) Title Holding Corporations or Trusts with Multiple Parent Corporations No
501(c)(26) State-Sponsored Organization Providing Health Coverage for High-Risk Individuals No
501(c)(27) State-Sponsored Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Organization No
501(c)(28) National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust No
501(c)(29) CO-OP health insurance issuers No

* See the IRS Publication 557 pages 68-70 for more details.


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