We have just received notice from the Internal Revenue Service that they have granted the Natural Philosophy Alliance federal tax exempt status under IRS code 501(c)(3).  This is a big step forward for the NPA and is the culmination of two years of work to formalize our organizational structure and business processes to meet strict federal guidelines for tax exempt operation.

NPA will now be eligible to apply for grants from charitable foundations and financial contributors to the NPA will be able to deduct their contributions from their taxable income.  This new status for the NPA is yet another stepping stone in our continuing journey to build on the work of founders John Chappell and Neil Munch as we create a world class scientific organization that seeks to better understand and explain our natural physical world.

Barry Springer

Board Chair