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America's First Choice for Nonprofit Startup and Compliance

When Foundation Group launched in 1995, we were the first specialty firm in America dedicated exclusively to starting nonprofits and helping them to stay compliant with state and federal regulations.

20 years later, we're still going strong!  In fact, our client base continues to grow exponentially every year...and we've never been more committed to bringing our clients the expertise they need to see their vision come to pass.  Simply put, we love what we do and we're passionate about doing it with excellence!

We were the first...and we've never stopped leading!  Call us and see why we are America's first choice for nonprofit startup and compliance services.

Nonprofit Success Starts Here!

Nonprofit Formation + Compliance Services

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You have a vision.  We have deep expertise.

For over 20 years, Foundation Group has specialized in 501(c)(3) nonprofit formation, IRS tax-exemption, and state fundraising compliance, helping thousands of clients make better decisions, reduce risk, and grow their organizations.

Let our team of experts help you turn your vision into mission fulfillment!

Start a Nonprofit Organization

The complete, consulting-based, nothing-left-to-chance solution for startup nonprofits.

Mission fulfillment begins with getting your nonprofit properly established…and there’s no one better equipped to get you there than Foundation Group. With over 16,000 success stories, we are the nation’s leading provider of nonprofit formation services. Our unique, consultative approach will incorporate your nonprofit, secure 501(c)(3) status and help you achieve long-term success.

Starting a private foundation instead of a charity?  SureStart-PF is for you!

Successfully Starting a New Nonprofit

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This essential resource guide provides a detailed look at what is involved in launching a new nonprofit and getting it off to a great start.  Topics include:

  • Defining Your Nonprofit’s Purpose
  • Nonprofit Ownership
  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Compensation
  • Fundraising & Compliance Basics
Compliance Services for Existing Nonprofits

Formation gets you started, but compliance keeps you in the game. From the annual preparation of IRS Form 990 to state fundraising registrations and renewals, our Compliance Team members are experts in what it takes to keep your nonprofit running smoothly and worry free year after year.  Don’t leave things to chance…trust the professionals who know what your organization needs.

Assurance™ Compliance Membership (Best Choice)

Assurance is Foundation Group’s exclusive membership-based, total compliance solution for existing nonprofits.  Bundle essential services with access to our professionals for one, affordable monthly fee.

Form 990 preparation, charity registration, consulting, and more!  Plans start as low as $100/mo.

Working with the Foundation Group to create Cain Cares was an amazing experience. We were able to create our nonprofit in half of the time I hear others taking, and for exponentially less than what I know others have paid. Everyone from beginning to end that we dealt with was patient, knowledgeable and caring, and I couldn't have asked for a better customer service experience.

We would like to thank you and your staff for all that you have done to enable us to help children in need around the world.  Through your hard work and intervention, you have made the process much less stressful for us and we are now tax-exempt with the IRS!  A dream that seemed so daunting has become a reality!

Kirk Roberts, President
Forget-Me-Not Orphan Care, Inc.
Rating: 5

Wow, we are amazed that we received our approval letter so quickly! Incredible!  I know that if we had done this on our own, that wouldn't have been the case.  Thank you so much for all your help.  I will be recommending your services to anyone and everyone possible.

Shannon MillerThrough the Clouds Family Care
Rating: 5

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am at this moment.  I walked from the school to our mailbox (~200yd) this morning and literally danced back.  Our 501(c)(3) has been approved.  And on the first try!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  We could never have done it without you.

Lucy Conrad, President
The Venus School
Rating: 5

We can't thank you enough for all the help and for making this dream come true.   You promised and you delivered.  Most of all, the arts community, the children, veterans, and many others will have opportunities to flourish and grow where there was no opportunity before because of what you do...and do so very well.  Thank you!

D. K. Bise, Executive Director/President
Southern Cultural Arts Foundation
Rating: 5

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When it comes to establishing an appropriate philanthropic vehicle, the two most often chosen are Private Foundations (PF) and Donor Advised Funds (DAF).  Both have their distinct advantages, as well…

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Successfully Starting a New Nonprofit
  • Defining Your Nonprofit's Purpose
  • Nonprofit Ownership
  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Compensation
  • Fundraising & Compliance Basics
Start a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
Introducing the SureStart nonprofit formation system.
Cost-Effective. Turnkey. Guaranteed!

Don’t compromise your vision. Discover just what you can accomplish with the right assistance!
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Understanding IRS Form 990
  • What is this Filing?
  • Which Version do I File?
  • When is it Due?
  • And Much More!
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Understanding Charitable Solicitations
  • What is this Filing?
  • Who Requires It?
  • Website Donations
  • And Much More!