Texas Business Organizations Code Sec. § 2.002 Purposes of Nonprofit Entity The purpose or purposes of a domestic nonprofit entity may include one or more of the following purposes: (1) serving charitable, benevolent, religious, eleemosynary, patriotic, civic, missionary, educational, scientific, social, fraternal, athletic, aesthetic, agricultural, and horticultural purposes; (2) operating or managing a professional, commercial, or trade association or labor union; (3) providing animal husbandry; or (4) operating on a nonprofit cooperative basis for the benefit of its members. Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 182, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.