Courts require nonprofits to have a 501c status with the IRS to work with community service hours for offenders. Just because they say they are, does not mean that they actually are. Our sponsoring non-profit was incorporated in the state of New York in 2005 and received official IRS approval to operate as a non-profit foundation in 2005 (EIN 20-1755311).
If the court discovers the organization you received your community service is NOT a nonprofit, either by calling or emailing, the IRS to confirm status, your hours will not count and they would probably reverse your probation, and assume you are part of the fraud. That means jail time and/or more hours. Is it worth the risk?