Title 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

Chapter 6
Rhode Island Nonprofit Corporation Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 7-6-4

§ 7-6-4. Purposes.

Corporations may be organized under this chapter for any lawful purpose or purposes subject to the condition that no part of the net income or profit of any corporation will be distributable to its members, directors, or officers. Subject to that condition, the purpose or purposes for which corporations may be organized under this chapter include, but are not limited to, any one or more of the following purposes or activities:

(1) Charitable; benevolent; eleemosynary; educational; civic; patriotic; political; religious; social; recreational; fraternal; literary; cultural; athletic; scientific; agricultural; horticultural; animal husbandry; health services; and professional, commercial, industrial, or trade association;

(2) Libraries; and fire engine companies;

(3) Constructing, acquiring, leasing, fostering, encouraging, and assisting the physical location, settlement, or resettlement of industrial, manufacturing, commercial, or recreational facilities or enterprises within the state;

(4) Planning, constructing, erecting, maintaining, operating, and managing land, buildings, and improvements in projects undertaken pursuant to chapters 31 — 33 of title 45;

(5) Engaging in municipal projects authorized by the governing body of the municipality; and

(6) Providing housing and related facilities and services for elderly persons.

History of Section.
P.L. 1984, ch. 380, § 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 444, § 1.