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Setting up a taxable corp under a non-profit foundation

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What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? California.


I have a question about setting up a non-profit vs. a for profit corporation.

My question is this:

Is it possible for a non-profit to run a for profit corporation? I was reading an article in the Hollywood Reporter of the company that makes the Firefox web browser. The pertinent paragraph to the article reads like this:

"Firefox is a product of the Mozilla Corporation, a taxable subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation non-profit software development organization."

I run a film festival and was thinking of making it a non-profit, but I also do seminars that I want to run under the non-profit and want this to be the for profit part of the business.

Can I do the same thing as the Mozilla Corporation?

The reason I want to make the festival a non-profit is to be eligible for local government grants in Los Angeles, who give monies to non-profits to assist with their ventures. I also know other organizations who give grants, but you have to be a non-profit to receive these type of grants.

Any clarification or suggestions would be appreciated.


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