I would like to start a nonprofit organization for the spreading and teaching of the arabic language. A foundation overseas for spreading the Arabic language makes books that I would like to sell in order to generate income to support my cause. Also I would like to open institutes for teaching the language also for a fee. Would I be able to file for a non-profit status on these conditions?
An educational organization can charge fees for its teaching and can sell related materials. You could probably qualify for 501(c)(3) exemption if you do it right.