Tax Exempt Status

Auroville International USA is classified by the Federal Government as a tax exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Foundation Status Classification is 509(a)(2) and the Federal Employer Identification Number is 23-7360183.

If you make a donation through AVIUSA to one of Auroville’s projects, or make a contribution to AVIUSA itself, you will receive a receipt for your tax purposes. Note that this tax-exemption letter can only be used by U.S. taxpayers. Donations sent directly to Auroville are not tax exempt and cannot be made so retroactively.

Letters substantiating AVIUSA’s tax-exemption *

aviusa_irs_all.pdf One file containing all of the letters that are listed individually below


aviusa_irs_501c3.pdf IRS Tax Exemption letter dated April 5, 1974 stating that the Auroville Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
aviusa_irs_509a2.pdf IRS letter modifying the above letter, confirming that we are NOT a private foundation under 509(a)
aviusa_irs_namechange.pdf IRS letter validating our name change from Auroville Association to Auroville International USA
aviusa_irs_ein.pdf IRS letter issuing Auroville International USA its Non-profit Organization Identification Number (23-7360183)
aviusa_bylaws.pdf AVIUSA’s Bylaws, as amended on 10/10/2000

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If you like, you may read the actual Internal Revenue Code, especially sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(2) online.