NonProfit Membership Information


This type of membership is available to individuals who are employed by Non-Profit Organizations as defined below. Any person requesting this type of membership will make available proper documentation and their affiliation with that non-profit. CRRA will review the applicant’s EIN (Employer Identification Number) or suitable successor indicator to authenticate 501 (c)(3) status prior to granting a Non-Profit Organization membership. EIN information may be found at

In addition, private businesses that work with or are contractors/sub-contractors for a 501 (c) (3) are not eligible for this provision.

Examples of NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS that qualify for this type of membership include:

1) 501(c)(3) - A public charity, identified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as "not a private foundation," that normally receives a substantial part of its income, directly or indirectly, from the general public or from the government. The public support must be fairly broad, not limited to a few individuals or families. Public charities are defined in the Internal Revenue Code under sections 509(a)(1) through 509(a)(4).

2) A private foundation or a non-operating foundation, which receives most of its income from investments and endowments. This income is used to make grants to other organizations, rather than being dispersed directly for charitable activities. Private foundations are defined in the Internal Revenue Code under section 509(a) as 501(c)(3) organizations, which do not qualify as public charities.

Examples of Non-profits that do not qualify for the reduced membership fees include:

1) 501(c)(4)- Organizations that are civic leagues and other corporations operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare, or local associations of employees with membership limited to a designated company or people in a particular municipality or neighborhood, and with net earnings devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes.

2) 501(c)(5) - Organizations that include labor, agricultural, and horticultural organizations.

3) 501(c)(6) - Organizations that include Business Leagues, Home Builders Association, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate Boards, etc.

4) 527 – Organizations created primarily to influence the selection, nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates to federal, state or local public office.