Private voluntary organization (PVO)

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U.S. Private Voluntary Organization (U.S. PVO) means an entity that:
(1) Is organized under the laws of the United States and headquartered in the United States;
(2) Is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that solicits and receives cash contributions from the U.S. general public;
(3) Is a charitable organization in that it is nonprofit and exempt from Federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is not a university, college, accredited degree-granting institution of education, private foundation, hospital, organization established by a major political party in the United States, organization established, funded and audited by the U.S. Congress, organization engaged exclusively in research or scientific activities, church, synagogue, mosque or other similar entity organized primarily for religious purposes;
and Code of Federal Regulations /Title 22 – Foreign Relations /Vol. 1 / 2011-04-01838(4) Conducts, or anticipates conducting, overseas program activities that are consistent with the general purposes of the Foreign Assistance Act and/or Public Law 480.

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