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We do not yet have federal 501(c)(3) status but are a community project under Counter Culture Labs and Omni Commons.

  • The official name of our organization: Real Vegan Cheese
  • Our date of incorporation: August 4th 2014
  • Our specific purpose as stated in our articles of incorporation: To promote, encourage, facilitate and engage in free and open scientific research and education.
  • Incorporator: Marc Juul Christoffersen
  • Address: 2704 Adeline st. Oakland, CA 94607
  • Type of organization: California State Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation (will soon apply for 510(c)(3))
  • Our EIN: 47-1614861
  • Our fiscal year as registered with the IRS: The normal calendar year.
  • Our bylaws
  • Our bank: Bank of the West


Marc is currently the one to talk to about finances as he is the only one with access to the bank account.

We have accounts relating to money in the following places:

  • Bank of the west
    • Who has access: Marc
    • Forms of access: Web banking and Master Card (debit card)
  • Paypal: paypal@realvegancheese.org
    • Hooked up to bank account only
    • Who has access: Marc
  • Wepay: wepay@realvegancheese.org
    • Hooked up to bank account only
    • Who has access: Marc
  • Indiegogo
    • Who has access: Several of the core crew, including Ashley, Marc and Patrik.


  • File the initial registration form (Form CT-1)
    • Must be filed within 30 days of receipt of assets)
    • Filed with California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts
  • File form 1023 to apply for 501(c)(3) status.
  • Get a business license from the City of Oakland (within 30 days of starting to "do business" which translates to "do anything")
  • Decide what kind of insurance we need (basic liability and officers and directors insurance. some info here)
  • File the Statement of Information (Form SI-100)
    • Was filed by Marc Juul on October 11th 2014.
    • Must be filed AGAIN in two years and before October 11th 2016