Nonprofit Fundraising Registration

Minnesota Charitable Registration Requirements

Unless exempt, charitable organizations must register with the Minnesota Attorney General within 30 days after its contributions exceed $25,000.

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

Initial Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Minnesota

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

Minnesota Charitable Registration Agency:Minnesota Attorney General – Charities Division
Minnesota Exempts the Following from Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Less than $25,000 nationwide contributions per year
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Membership organizations
  • Appeals for single individuals
Minnesota Charitable Registration Form:URS with Supplement to URS or Minnesota Charitable Organization Initial Registration Form
Minnesota Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Articles of incorporation or formation document
  • Articles of incorporation or formation document
  • IRS determination letter
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-N, IRS Form 990-EZ, or IRS Form 990-PF (or financial statements in Section B of registration form).
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and chief executive officer (name, title, address, and total annual compensation paid)
  • List of professional fundraisers (name, address, and compensation).
Minnesota Charitable Registration Filing Fee: $25. Make check payable to State of Minnesota, or pay online
Registered Agent: Minnesota does not require a registered agent for charitable solicitation registration
Minnesota Charitable Registration Filing Method:Mail Minnesota Charitable Registration Documents to:
Charities Division
Attorney General’s Office
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1200 Bremer Tower
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Law Governing Minnesota Charitable Registration:Minnesota Statutes Ch. 309, Charitable Organization Act

Renewal of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Minnesota

Minnesota does not require renewal of a charitable solicitation registration. However, a financial report must be filed each year with the Minnesota Attorney General. The following is a summary of the charitable solicitation registration renewal requirements in Minnesota:

Minnesota Charitable Registration Renewal Agency:Minnesota Attorney General – Charities Division
Minnesota Charitable Registration Renewal Due Date:6½ months after fiscal year end
Minnesota Charitable Registration Renewal Form:URS or Minnesota Charitable Organization Annual Report Form
Minnesota Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Registration Renewal:
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-EZ or IRS Form 990-PF
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-N, IRS Form 990-EZ, or IRS Form 990-PF
  • IRS Form 990-T (if organization files one)
  • Audited financial statements by an independent CPA if revenue exceeds $750,000
  • Financial statement containing a balance sheet, statement of income and expense, and statement of functional expenses (if filing IRS Form 990-N or if your IRS Form 990 or audited financial statements do not contain a functional expenses statement)
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and chief executive officer (name, title, address, and total annual compensation paid)
  • List of professional fundraisers (name, address, and compensation).
Minnesota Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Fee: $25. Make check payable to State of Minnesota, or pay online
Minnesota Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Method: Mail Minnesota Charitable Registration Renewal Documents to:
Charities Division
Attorney General’s Office
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1200 Bremer Tower
Charities Division
Attorney General’s Office
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1200 Bremer Tower
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

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