Federal nonprofit tax exempt status is available through CDSS for affiliates in the USA who meet certain guidelines. This is useful for nonprofit bulk mail permits and tax exempt donations, and may be necessary for the rental of some halls or camp facilities.

How to Apply


The application fee is $125; thereafter, the annual fee is $75 (in addition to membership dues).

Our Application and Guidelines are available below in PDF format.

We've also provided some sample documents, including some sample bylaws (since you'll need to write bylaws in order to become a nonprofit).

For more information, call Sarah Pilzer at 413-203-5467 x103, or email sarah@cdss.org.

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