Are you looking to form a non-profit organization in New York? Because your entity will enjoy tax exempt status, there is a number of hoops that you will need to go through. Attached, please find my New York non-profit 501(c)(3) formation checklist.
Be aware that this list may not be all encompassing and I suggest that you contact a lawyer first prior to attempting to do this yourself.
If you have any questions regarding this form, call me at the Law Office of Frederic R. Abramson at 212-233-0666.