I am preparing to incorporate a foundation for a group of people, and I cannot figure o...

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I am preparing to incorporate a foundation for a group of people, and I cannot figure out (from this website -- https:**www.irs.gov*charities-non-profits*charitable-organizations*public-charities) if it would be classified as a foundation or as a public charity. We will be getting donations from many individuals and groups (including other foundations) but giving money to individuals and organizations such as tribes, schools, and Indigenous organizations. (Some of the people and groups who receive funds will be outside of the United States, too.) Anyway, the classification looks sort of "mixed" to me. What I need is for someone at the IRS to help me understand whether we should file as a foundation or a public charity, so I know which regulations to study (so I can file properly).
What I need is for someone at the IRS to help me understand whether we should file as a foundation or a public charity, so I know which regulations to study (so I can file properly).
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Because we will solicit and receive funds from many individual donors and from other foundations, we will not be classified as a foundation but as a ***(c)* charity, even though we will ourselves provide grants to other organizations and individuals. The determining factor is where our own funding comes from.
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Dec 5th, 2018 - 2 mons ago
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Dec 5th, 2018 5:22pm
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Dec 7th, 2018 6:46pm