From state to state, there are wide variations in the nonprofit laws. The Revised Model Nonprofit Corporate Code of 1987 has served as a template for many states, its language being adopted in whole or in part. However, not all states have used the Model Code and others have altered it significantly. Likewise, state rules governing trusts, private foundations, limited liability companies, and churches vary from state to state. Therefore, the information on this website should not be considered exhaustive, and the law of your particular state should be researched.