501(c)(3) scientific research organization that focuses broadly on scientific research and inquiry or which engage in interdisciplinary science activities, offers supervised mentoring programs to improve an individual’s capabilities and knowledge and promotes the practice of charitable giving and voluntarism through a variety of strategies.

INQUIRY-BASED RESEARCH, INC. Is a 509(a)(2) publicly supported nonprofit research organization (8 CFR §214.2(h)(19)(iii)(C)) primarily engaged in interdisciplinary fundamental research to gain knowledge or understanding to determine the means by which a specific, recognized need may be met.


Scientific research must be carried on for the purpose of aiding in the scientific education of college or university students. B-1 Business Visitor Visa is eligible.
Learn More


H-1B workers who are petitioned for or employed at INQUIRY-BASED RESEARCH, INC. are not subject to the annual numerical limit "cap" of 65,000 visas each fiscal year.
Learn More


INQUIRY-BASED RESEARCH, INC. can distribute funds to nonexempt organizations, provided it retains control and discretion over use of the funds for section 501(c)(3) purposes.
Learn More


Scientific Purpose (51%)

For the purpose of aiding a community or geographical area by attracting new industry to the community or area or by encouraging the development of, or retention of, an industry in the community or area. NTEE-CC: U40


Educational Purpose (38%)

The instruction or training of the individual for the purpose of improving or developing his or her capabilities; or the instruction of the public on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the community. NTEE-CC: W70, J20-22


Charitable Purpose (11%)

The term charitable is used in Title 26 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §501(c)(3) in its generally accepted legal sense and such term includes, but is not limited to, advancement of education or science. NTEE-CC: W99


Fiscal Sponsorship (100%)

Inquiry-Based Research Inc. can distribute funds to nonexempt organizations or projects, provided it retains control and discretion over use of the funds for its 501(c)(3) purposes. IRS Rev. Rul. 68-489, NTEE-CC: S30

Contact us

2172 Solano Way, Concord CA, 94520

Popular questions
  • All OPT employment, including post-completion OPT, must be in a job that is related to the foreign national’s degree program. For nonimmigrants who are not on a 17-month extension, and where this practice does not violate any labor laws, this employment may include: SEVP Policy Guidance 1004-03

  • A for profit corporation or limited liablity company that would not othewise qualify for H-1B cap exemption can file a DHS USCIS Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, that will be a direct employee of the startup maintaining a relationship with Nonprofit fundamental Research Organization, Inc. The candidate will spend 55% (i.e., a majority) of her/his time working on-site at a physical office location controlled by Nonprofit fundamental Research Organization, Inc. To schedule an orientation, email today.

  • T50 - Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion NTEE Definition: Organizations concerned with civil society, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector who seek to promote the practice of charitable giving and voluntarism through a variety of strategies including advocacy, disclosure, information exchange, and research. (rev. 1/05)
    T12 - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution NTEE Definition: Organizations that raise and distribute funds for multiple organizations within the Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations major group area.

  • Volunteer means an individual who performs work for civic, charitable, or humanitarian reasons for Inquiry Based Research., a California Charitable Nonstock Exempt Corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt organization operating in California for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes.

You can make a tax-deductible donation here Donate