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

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 02:03:09 CET 2014

Arch Reactor's was in right after the big to-do over all the political
groups and accusations of artificial delays.  took about 7 months and
the only real delay was them asking us to fax in a print out of our
entire public facing website.

On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 7:47 PM, Adam Gomes <adam at unixgeek.net> wrote:
> 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).
> --Adam
> 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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