Wisconsin Fundraising Registration Requirements

Wisconsin law requires that charitable organizations and institutions that solicit contributions in or from this state register with the Department of Financial Institutions. The Wisconsin law governing charity registration is found in Wis. Statutes Ch. 181, Wis. Admin Code Ch. RL5.

To register in Wisconsin:

Complete the Form 296 – Registration Statement and Form 1952 – Wisconsin Supplement to Financial Report and mail to:

      Department of Financial Institutions
      Division of Corporate and Consumer Services
      PO Box 7879
      Madison, WI 53707

Initial Filing Fee: $15

Requirements: Governing Documents, IRS Form 990 and Financial Statement

Annual Renewal: Yes

Annual Renewal Fee: $54

Extension Available: No

Does charitable registration require Corporate Registration: No

Does charitable registration require a Registered Agent: No

Wisconsin offers Educational and Religious Exemptions.

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