How do I know if my nonprofit is registered? Charity Registration Search

Are you trying to make sure your organization isĀ in compliance with state charitable solicitation registration, but you do not know whether you are registered to solicit in certain states? You are not alone. If you have changed or reorganized staff, you may not know where you stand. Thankfully, most states have a charity search function that will allow you to find out easily.

Below is the most up-to-date list of charity search, sometimes calledĀ Check a Charity. You’ll see that a few of the states don’t have a search available and a couple will turn out to be pdfs that the states regularly update.

Overall, the states are making it easy to find out whether you are in compliance, and using Simple Charity Registration will make it easy and affordable to attain or remain in compliance.

State Search Site
AL https://ago.igovsolution.com/online/Lookups/Business.aspx
AK http://www.law.state.ak.us/pdf/consumer/registered_charities.pdf
AR http://arkansasag.gov/arkansas-lawyer/public-protection/column-one/charities/charities-search/
CA http://rct.doj.ca.gov/Verification/Web/Search.aspx?facility=Y
CO https://www.sos.state.co.us/ccsa/CoInquiryCriteria.do
CT https://www.elicense.ct.gov/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx
DC https://eservices.dcra.dc.gov/BBLV/Default.aspx
FL https://csapp.800helpfla.com/CSPublicApp/CheckACharity/CheckACharity.aspx
GA http://verify.sos.ga.gov/Verification/Search.aspx?facility=Y
HI http://ag.ehawaii.gov/charity/search.html
IL http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/search/index.jsp
KS http://www.kscharitycheck.org/search.asp
KY http://ag.ky.gov/family/consumerprotection/charity/Documents/charity.pdf
LA no search
ME https://www.pfr.maine.gov/almsonline/almsquery/SearchCompany.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
MD http://sos.maryland.gov/Charity/Pages/SearchCharity.aspx
MA http://www.charities.ago.state.ma.us/
MI http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-17337_18095-45043–,00.html
MN http://www.ag.state.mn.us/Charity/CharitySearch.asp
MS http://www.sos.ms.gov/Applications/Pages/Charities-Search.aspx
MO no search
NH http://doj.nh.gov/charitable-trusts/documents/registered-charities.pdf
NJ http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca2/charities/
NV no search
NM https://secure.nmag.gov/CharitySearch/
NY http://www.charitiesnys.com/RegistrySearch/search_charities.jsp
NC https://www.sosnc.gov/search/index/csl
ND http://sos.nd.gov/files/auto-uploads/charorg.pdf
OH http://charitableregistration.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Charities/Research-Charities.aspx
OK https://www.sos.ok.gov/corp/charityInquiryFind.aspx
OR http://www.doj.state.or.us/charigroup/Pages/searchcharities.aspx
PA http://www.charities.pa.gov/EntitySearch.aspx
RI https://elicensing.ri.gov/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx
SC http://www.scsos.com/Public_Charities/Search_Charities
TN http://tnsos.org/charitable/CharitableOrgReports.php
UT http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/consumerinfo/lists.html?list=CH
VA http://cos.va-vdacs.com/cgi-bin/char_search.cgi
WA https://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/
WV http://apps.sos.wv.gov/business/charities/
WI https://www.wdfi.org/ice/berg/Registration/OrganizationCredentialSearch.aspx