[hackerspaces] Time to process US 501(3)c application?

Adam Gomes adam at unixgeek.net
Thu Mar 20 01:47:21 CET 2014

Bill, SCIL waited over 2 whole calendar years from the time we received the
letter letting us know they received the application. :( Hopefully it won't
take them that long for you guys.

You might want to consider seeking financial sponsorship from an
established 501c3. School Factory is one such group who works w/
makerspaces / hackerspaces and can probably offer you financial sponsorship
(you get covered by their status until your status is approved).


On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 7:50 AM, Bill Shaw <toppsoft at gmail.com> wrote:

> We sent our application in for Tampa Hackerspace at the end of December.
> The last week of February, we received a letter acknowledging receipt. The
> letter said that it would take either three or six months to process
> depending on if anything in the application was flagged. There was no
> indication which path we were selected for.
> It did say that after six months, if we've heard nothing, we would be
> welcome to call to follow up.
> So, if the letter is true, elapsed times of 5-8 months are not unheard of.
> The couple of applications I reviewed as part of our submission were
> actually done in about three months so there is hope.
> Bill
> Our space, the Red Mountain Makers, in Birmingham AL, is about to file our
> 501(3)c paperwork.
>> Randall, could you tell us how long the processing time was for your
>> application, even with the shut down?
>> Would help us to know how long to anticipate.
>> Shirley Hicks
>> Board member-at-large
>> Red Mountain Makers
>> 5502 1st Avenue North
>> Birmingham, AL 35212
>> Email: redmtnadm at redmountainmakers.org
>> www.redmountainmakers.org
>> -----------------------------------------------------------
>> Home email: shirley at velochicdesign.com
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