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

Jens a.madman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 02:07:20 CET 2014

What kind of request is that to fax a website?! Seems backwards...


On March 19, 2014 8:03:09 PM CDT, Chris Weiss <cweiss at gmail.com> wrote:
>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
>> take them that long for you guys.
>> You might want to consider seeking financial sponsorship from an
>> 501c3. School Factory is one such group who works w/ makerspaces /
>> hackerspaces and can probably offer you financial sponsorship (you
>> 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>
>>> We sent our application in for Tampa Hackerspace at the end of
>>> 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
>>> indication which path we were selected for.
>>> It did say that after six months, if we've heard nothing, we would
>>> 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
>>>> 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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