Nonprofit Fundraising Registration

Kansas Charitable Registration Requirements

Unless exempt, a charitable organization must register with the Kansas Secretary of State before soliciting charitable contributions in Kansas.

Out-of-state nonprofits that register under the Kansas charitable registration laws are not required to qualify to do business in Kansas. However, engaging in other business activities such as having an office or employees in Kansas may trigger the requirement to register to do business in Kansas.

Initial Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Kansas

The following is a summary of the initial charitable solicitation registration requirements in Kansas:

Kansas Charitable Registration Agency: Kansas Secretary of State
Kansas Exempts the Following from Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Less than $10,000 nationwide contributions per year
  • Less than 100 donors nationwide
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Health organizations
  • Appeals for single individuals
  • Public foundations
  • Volunteer firefighters
  • Junior League
  • YMCA
  • Girls’ Club of America
  • Boys’ Club of America
Kansas Charitable Registration Form: URS or Kansas Registration Statement for Solicitations (Form SC 53-10)
Kansas Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Charitable Solicitation Financial Statement (Form FS), if the nonprofit does not file IRS Form 990
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-EZ, or IRS Form 990-PF
  • Audited financial statements by an independent CPA if contributions exceed $500,000
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and principal salaried employees (name and address)
  • List of professional fundraisers
  • List of states where registered
  • List of responsible individuals (name and address); includes persons charged with custody of records and funds, distribution of funds, check signers, and fundraising.
Kansas Charitable Registration Filing Fee $35. Make check payable to Kansas Secretary of State.
Registered Agent: Kansas does not require a registered agent for charitable solicitation registration
Kansas Charitable Registration Filing Method: Mail Kansas Charitable Registration Documents to:
Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Law Governing Kansas Charitable Registration: K.S.A. §§ 17-1759–17-1776, Charitable Organizations and Solicitations Act

Renewal of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Kansas

A Kansas charitable solicitation registration must be renewed each year. The following is a summary of the charitable solicitation registration renewal requirements in Kansas:

Kansas Charitable Registration Renewal Agency: Kansas Attorney General - Consumer Protection
Kansas Charitable Registration Renewal Due Date: 6 months after fiscal year end
Kansas Charitable Registration Renewal Form: URS or Kansas Registration Statement for Solicitations Form (SC 53-10)
Kansas Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal:
  • Charitable Solicitation Financial Statement (Form FS), if the nonprofit does not file IRS Form 990
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-EZ, or IRS Form 990-PF
  • Audited financial statements by an independent CPA if contributions exceed $500,000
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and principal salaried employees (name and address)
  • List of professional fundraisers
  • List of other states where registered
  • List of responsible individuals (name and address); includes persons charged with custody of records and funds, distribution of funds, check signers, fundraising.
Kansas Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Fee: $35. Make check payable to Kansas Secretary of State.
Kansas Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Method: Mail Kansas Charitable Registration Renewal Documents to:
Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66612

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