Community Benefit

IRS Form 990

The Internal Revenue Service Form 990 is used by 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations to submit information required by the federal government for tax-exemption. The Form 990 is easily accessed by the public and is often reviewed by community members, policy makers, the media, and consumer advocates. The IRS Form 990 presents an opportunity to tell the community benefit story and to document that not-for-profit health care organizations are fulfilling their tax-exempt purpose.


Schedule H for Hospitals


Schedule H Resources

  • The Mission Imperative of Community Benefit card — this simple 4x6 card shares the important mission-based message about why Catholic health care ministries implement and conduct community benefit programs.
  • Complimentary copies of these resources have been distributed to CEOs of CHA member health systems and hospitals, system community benefit leaders and system general counsels. CHA members can order copies of these resources at no charge at CHA's Online Store. These resources are available for sale to organizations that are not members of CHA.