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Public Charities vs. Private Foundations

Oct 4, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by Alexis Pastrana posted in non-profit, Incorporation, Compliance, 501c3, private foundations, 1023, public charities


Public charities and private foundations, though often used interchangeably, are two different kinds of tax-exempt organizations. Public charities are known for doing charitable services and private foundations are known for supporting the work of public charities. They are closely related but there are some key components that make them different. Below are two definitions provided by google of what a public charity and a private foundation is.

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