Nonprofit Fundraising Registration

Oregon Charitable Registration Requirements

Unless exempt, a charitable organization must register with the Oregon Department of Justice before soliciting charitable donations in Oregon.

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

Initial Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Oregon

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

Oregon Charitable Registration Agency:Oregon Department of Justice – Charitable Activities Section
Oregon Exempts the Following from Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Mutual benefit corporations
  • Oregon child care agencies
  • all federal and state government agencies
  • trustees of a charitable remainder trust where the trustee is also the sole charitable beneficiary of the trust estate, and
  • cemetery corporations.
  • Certain nonprofits must file supporting documents to be exempt
Oregon Charitable Registration Form:URS or Oregon Registration for Charitable Organizations (Form RF-C)
Oregon Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Articles of incorporation or formation document
  • Bylaws
  • IRS determination letter
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and key employees (name, title, address, and phone number)
  • List of professional fundraisers (name and address).
Oregon Charitable Registration Filing Fee:None
Registered Agent: Oregon does not require a registered agent for charitable solicitation registration
Oregon Charitable Registration Filing Method:Mail initial charitable registration documents to:
Charitable Activities Section
Department of Justice
100 SW Market Street
Portland, Oregon 97201-5702
Law Governing Oregon Charitable Registration:
  • Oregon Rev. Stat., Chapter 128.610–128.750, and 128.801–128.891
  • Oregon Admin. Rules, § 137, Division 10, 137-010-0005–137-010-0055.

Renewal of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Oregon

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

Oregon Charitable Registration Renewal Agency:Oregon Department of Justice – Charitable Activities Section
Oregon Charitable Registration Renewal Due Date:4½ months after fiscal year end
Oregon Charitable Registration Renewal Form:
  • Out-of-state entities: Form CT-12F
  • In-state entities: Form CT-12.
Oregon Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal:
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-EZ, or IRS Form 990-PF
  • Audited financial statements by an independent CPA (if prepared)
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and key employees (name, title, address, phone, email, and compensation).
  • List of professional fundraisers (name and address).
Oregon Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Fee:
  • Total Oregon Revenue
  • Fee
  • $0 - $24,999
  • $10
  • $25,000 - $49,999
  • $25
  • $50,000 - $99,999
  • $45
  • $100,000 - $249,999
  • $75
  • $250,000 - $499,999
  • $100
  • $500,000 - $749,999
  • $135
  • $750,000 - $999,999
  • $170
  • $1,000,000 or more
  • $200
    Oregon Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Method: Mail charitable registration renewal documents to:
    Charitable Activities Section
    Department of Justice
    100 SW Market Street
    Portland, Oregon 97201-5702

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