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Articles of Incorporation

Bylaws
ARTICLE 1: NAME OF CORPORATION
ARTICLE 2: OFFICES
ARTICLE 3: MEMBERS
ARTICLE 4: PURPOSES
ARTICLE 5: DEDICATION OF ASSETS
ARTICLE 6: DIRECTORS
ARTICLE 7: OFFICERS
ARTICLE 8: COMMITTEES
ARTICLE 9: EXECUTION OF INSTRUMENTS, DEPOSITS AND FUNDS
ARTICLE 10: CORPORATE RECORDS, REPORTS AND SEAL
ARTICLE 11: FISCAL YEAR
ARTICLE 12: AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS
ARTICLE 13: AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES
ARTICLE 14: PROHIBITION AGAINST SHARING CORPORATE PROFITS AND ASSETS
ARTICLE 15: PROHIBITED TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 16: PRIVATE FOUNDATION RESTRICTIONS
ARTICLE 17: STANDARD OF CARE


ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF
THE DESCARTES INSTITUTE


A CALIFORNIA PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION


ONE: The name of this corporation is The Descartes Institute

TWO: 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 specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are to research, develop and document innovative education and communication techniques for individuals with autism and other developmental disorders; to improve education and communication for such individuals by advancing knowledge about new and existing methods and technologies and providing public access to this information

THREE: The name and address in the State of California of this corporation's initial agent for service of process is Portia Iversen, 1130 Westchester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90019.

FOUR: (a) This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for educational, charitable and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (1) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or (2) by a corporation contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(c) No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

FIVE: The name and address of the person appointed to act as the initial Director of this corporation is:

Name Address
Portia Iversen 1130 Westchester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90019

SIX: The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to educational, charitable and scientific purposes meeting the requirements of Section 214 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, and no part of the net income or assets of the organization shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person.

On the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment of, or provision for payment of, all debts and liabilities of this corporation, shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for educational, charitable and scientific purposes meeting the requirements of Section 214 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code and which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Date: ____________
Portia Iversen , Director/President


We, the above-mentioned initial directors of this corporation, hereby declare that we are the persons who executed the foregoing Articles of Incorporation, which execution is our act and deed.

Portia Iversen , Director/President



The Descartes Institute is a 501-3C corporation
registered in the state of California in 2007.
Email: contact@descartesinstitute.org