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It has been an honor and a great career practicing law since 1993 but it's even a greater honor and so fulfilling to lead The GRYD Foundation!

Time To Say Goodbye

The following information is provided as a courtesy. It is the nonprofit organization’s sole responsibility to comply with applicable federal and state regulations governing nonprofits. Below are some of those requirements (this is not intended to be a full explanation of all the requirements and is provided for informational purposes as a courtesy):

  • Statement of Information: due to the Secretary of State within 60 days of incorporation and every two years thereafter.  The filing period is the calendar month during which the initial Articles of Incorporation were filed and the immediately preceding five calendar months (so if incorporated in September 2016, the Statement is due and can be filed from April – September 2018 and every 2 years thereafter.)  Penalties for failure to file Statement of Information: Secretary of State will suspend organization and assess a fine of up to $250.
  • Registration & Annual filings with Attorney General:  Annual Report (Form RRF-1) due to the Attorney General.  Same filing deadline as Form 990.  See


The organization may wish to consult with an accountant, attorney, or nonprofit consultant to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state requirement and recommended best practices.

California Association of Nonprofits has a professional directory of consultants serving the nonprofit sector.
There is the LA County Bar Association referral line at
Community Partners has information on their website regarding starting and operating a nonprofit.
So does Center for Nonprofit Management

Best regards in your endeavors!

Adrienne N. Newsom, Esq.
President & Chief Operating Officer, The GRYD Foundation