Team Tripod is a non-profit organization dedicated to three legged cat rescue and advocacy. We are currently fundraising to file for 501(c)3 status, which will make donations to our organization tax-deductible, give us tax benefits so we have more resources to help tripod cats, make us eligible for a variety of grant and financing programs, and allow us to become a rescue partner for local animal shelters.

To file for a 501(c)3 in the state of Maryland, we need to file the following paperwork:

  • Articles of Incorporation $170
  • IRS Form 1023 $400
  • Exempt Organization Fund Raising Notice $0
  • Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate $0
  • State Income Tax Exemption $0

If you’d like to help us with these fees, we sell handmade cat toys at the Team Tripod Etsy store! All profits from our Etsy store go towards helping amputee cats, and we donate a cat toy to local animal shelters and cat rescues with every toy sold.