The Montgomery Institute (TMI) was organized as a Mississippi non-profit corporation domiciled in Meridian, Mississippi, on September 20, 2000. On May 29, 2001, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a preliminary letter of determination qualifying TMI as a Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. On May 31, 2006, the IRS issued a post-review letter of determination classifying TMI as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. On November 16, 2009, TMI received a certificate of authority to transact business in Alabama and opened its office in Monroeville, AL.
When it received permission from the late G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery to name the Institute after him, TMI agreed to do two things. First, it would pursue its program of work “guided by the leadership legacy of G.V. ‘Sonny’ Montgomery.” Second, it would preserve and promote Sonny’s legacy. TMI has consistently strived to live up to these commitments and will continue to do so.