Charitable Organizations

Registration Requirements

 Soliciting Charitable Contributions in Nevada

Charitable Organizations must register with the Nevada Secretary of State's office before soliciting charitable contributions in Nevada. Assembly Bill 50 of the 2015 Nevada Legislature provides the basis for which Nevada law requires registration of Charitable Organizations as well as disclosure requirements for all solicitations for contributions, donations, gifts, or the like. 

Generally, any solicitation for a contribution, even if the nonprofit organization is not a Charitable Organization, must contain the full legal name of the Charitable Organization or nonprofit organization, the physical address of the principal place of business, a published phone number or the internet website address, a statement or description of the purpose of the organization, and a statement as to whether the contribution is tax deductible pursuant to section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Please see sections 16 and 17 of Assembly Bill 50 for certain exceptions to the solicitation disclosure requirements. 

Registration to solicit charitable contributions in Nevada is accomplished by filing a Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement (CSRS) with the Secretary of State's Commercial Recording Division. The CSRS reports information about the Charitable Organization, and must be filed annually by the Charitable Organization if it continues to solicit contributions in Nevada.

Section 15 of Assembly Bill 50 exempts certain Charitable Organizations from the registration requirement. In order to claim exemption from the registration requirements, the Charitable Organization must file the Exemption from Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement (CSRX) form.

Organizations that File an Annual List of Officers with the Nevada Secretary of State's Office

Domestic entities formed with the Nevada Secretary of State's Office, and foreign entities already qualified to "do business" in Nevada, file the Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement, or if applicable, the Exemption from Charitable Registration Statement, at the time of filing the Annual List of Officers.

Organizations that Do Not File an Annual List of Officers with the Nevada Secretary of State's Office

Charitable Organizations that do not file an Annual List of Officers with the Nevada Secretary of State's office may file a Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement (CSRS), or if applicable, the Exemption from Charitable Registration Statement (CSRX), by completing the appropriate form below:

Like the Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement, the Exemption from Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement must be filed annually.

Once completed, please submit to the Nevada Secretary of State's Commercial Recordings Division at:

Nevada Secretary of State's Office
Commercial Recordings Division
202 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701