California Fundraising Registration Requirements

California law requires that charitable organizations and institutions that solicit contributions in or from this state register with the Attorney General’s Office. The California law governing charity registration is found in Cal. Corp. Code Sec. 17510-17510.95; Cal. Govt Codes Sec. 12580-12599.7; Cal. Code of Regulations, Title 11 Sec. 300-310, 991.1-999.4.

To register in California:

Complete the Registration/Renewal Fee Report and mail to:

      Registry of Charitable Trusts
      PO Box 903447
      Sacramento, CA 94203

Initial Filing Fee: Sliding scale fee from $25 up to $300.

Requirements: Governing Documents and IRS Form 1023

Annual Renewal: Yes

Annual Renewal Fee: Sliding scale fee from $25 up to $300.

Extension Available: Automatic

Does charitable registration require Corporate Registration: No

Does charitable registration require a Registered Agent: No

Alaska offers Educational, Hospital and Religious Exemptions.

Please contact us if you would like us to complete your registrations for you.