2 Eligible and Ineligible Organizations
2-1 Evaluation of Eligibility
In reviewing an application for authorization to mail at the Nonprofit Standard
Mail (nonprofit) rates for one of the eight types of organizations listed in 2-2.1,
the USPS examines an organization's supporting documentation to verify the
• The organization's primary purpose. The organization must be both
organized and operated for a qualifying primary purpose. An
organization that incidentally engages in qualifying activities is ineligible
for nonprofit rates.
• The organization's nonprofit status. An eligible organization may
receive authorization to mail at nonprofit rates if it meets these two
- The organization is not organized for profit.
- None of the organization's net income is intended to benefit any
individual or private stockholder.