Articles of Incorporation
Berkeley Partners for Parks
Endorsed (1884392) and Filed in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of California on Mar 18, 1994, Tony Miller Acting Secretary of State.
First: The name of the corporation is Berkeley Partners for Parks
Second: This corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for Charitable purposes.
The purpose for which this corporation is formed are exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the ‘Code’), and Section 237Old of the California Revenue & Taxation Code, as amended. The specific purposes for which this corporation is formed are: To develop and cultivate wider community interest in the Parks (used herin to mean a park, a portion of a park, a playground, a community garden, a path, a ball field, a traffic barrier, public space, open space, or other publicly owned and maintained amenity) within the City of Berkeley by encouraging community groups to adopt Parks, by engaging in outreach, education and informational activities to involve the community at large in supporting the City�s Parks; and by assisting Adopt-a-Park groups in accomplishing Park improvement projects.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, this corporation shall not carry out any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by a corporation contributions to which are deductible under Setion 170(c)(2) of the Code (or corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).
Third: The corporation�s initial agent for service of process is Jack Hoyt, 1958 University Avenue, Berkeley, California, 94704.
Fourth: The property of this corporation is errevocably dedicated to charitable and educational purposes meeting the requirements for exemption provided by Section 214 of the California Revenue Taxation Code, by Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, and Section 234Old of the California revenue and Taxation Code, as amended. Upon the winding up and dissolution of this corporation, the assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of the debts and liabilities of the corporation shall be distributed in a manner which furthers the purposes of the corporation to one or more nonprofit funds, foundations or corporations which are organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(a) of the Code as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code and which is qualified for exemption from taxation under Section 237Old of the California Revenue and Taxation Code.
Fifth: No part of the net earnings of this corporation shall insure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, trustees, directors, officers or to any other private persons, except that the corporation is authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distribution in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article Second hereof.
No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, except to the extent provided in Section 501(h) of the Code, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.
Executed at Berkeley, California, this 12 day of March, 1994.
Jack Hoyt, Sole Incorporator