Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act Law and Legal Definition

Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act was drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) in 1996. It was later revised in 2008. This act allows an unincorporated nonprofit association to receive, hold, and transfer real and personal property in its own name. It provides limitation of liability of members and functionaries of such associations from contract and tort liability of the association, while permitting the association to incur liabilities in its own name. However, if a nonprofit organization has the form of a charitable trust, the organization would be governed largely by the Uniform Supervision of Trustees for Charitable Purposes Act.

The act has been adopted by many states in the U.S. District of Columbia and Iowa adopted it in 2010.