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As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, it is required that the National Society Descendants of American Farmers be organized and operate exclusively for exempt purposes as set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, 501 (c) (3) organizations may not serve as action organizations, i.e., they may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities, and they may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, NSDOAF is a charitable organization providing scholarships to agriculture students who are entering into their junior, senior (or graduate) year of a higher educational institution. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Tax Code, are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.

501(C) (3) organizations may not be organized or operate for the benefit of private interests, and no part of a section 501(c)(3) organization's net earnings may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. 

The National Society Descendants of American Farmers is a non-political, charitable organization.  Section 501(c)(3) organizations are restricted in engaging in political and legislative (lobbying) activities. For additional questions regarding the Governance of the National Society Descendants of American Farmers, please email us at:

IRS 990- Filings

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