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Delaware Nonprofit

Forming Nonprofit in Delaware

The Process

Delaware is known as one of the three incorporation-friendly states, the other two being Nevada and Wyoming. Delaware nonprofits are formed by filing Certificate of Incorporation with Delaware Secretary of State. The entire filing process takes 4-6 weeks, with recommended expedited option available for extra fee, cutting the processing time to just 1 business days, plus 3-5 days for mailing. To learn more about forming a nonprofit in Delaware you can visit Delaware State government website.

Name Identifiers and Abbreviations

The name of the Delaware nonprofit must end with one of the following words/abbreviations:

  • Inc.
  • Corp.
  • Co.
  • Ltd.
  • Incorporated
  • Corporation
  • Company
  • Limited
  • Association
  • Club
  • Fund
  • Institute
  • Society
  • Syndicate
  • Union

Additional Filings

Depending on the nature of your activity some additional filings could be necessary to complete the proper set up of your nonprofit. Click on the items below to learn about each:

KEEP IN MIND: in order for your nonprofit to be exempt from State and Federal income and property taxes some additional filings might be necessary. Click to learn more about various aspects of filing and running a nonprofit.

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We will prepare and file your nonprofit application quickly and professionally with Delaware Secretary of State, as well as other state and federal authorities - all you need to do is complete our simple application below.

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