New Jersey Statutes Title 15A. Corporations, Nonprofit 15A § 2-1

a. A corporation may be organized under this act for any lawful purpose other than for pecuniary profit including, without being limited to, any one or more of the following purposes:  charitable;  benevolent;  eleemosynary;  educational;  cemetery;  civic;  patriotic;  political;  religious;  social;  fraternal;  literary;  cultural;  athletic;  scientific;  agricultural;  horticultural;  animal husbandry;  volunteer fire company;  ambulance, first aid or rescue;  professional, commercial, industrial or trade association;  and labor union and cooperative purposes.

b. A corporation for which organization is permitted under any other statute of this State may not be organized under this act unless that statute permits organization under this act.

c. A corporation may be organized under this act for any purpose or purposes for which corporations may be incorporated under Title 16 of the Revised Statutes.

d. No corporation organized under this act shall have or issue capital stock or shares.  No dividend shall be paid and no part of the income or profit of a corporation organized under this act shall be distributed to its members, trustees or officers, but a corporation may pay compensation in a reasonable amount to its members, trustees and officers, for services rendered, may pay interest on loans or other credit advances by members, trustees and officers, may confer benefits on its members in conformity with its purposes, and, upon dissolution, may make distributions to its members as permitted by this act;  except the payment, benefit, or distribution shall not be deemed to be a dividend or distribution of income or profit.


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