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Below are regularly posted or updated Registry reports.
Charity Registration Reports
Available for download below are lists of charitable organizations that may or may not operate or solicit in California. Registration and reporting compliance with the Registry is indicated by the Registry Status. Registry Status definitions are available on the Registry Verification Search Tips & Filing Definitions page. The lists are in Microsoft Excel (xlsx) format and updated monthly.
Organizations with a Registry Status in italics are not registered. Some may operate because they are reviewed as exempt from registration and the Supervision Act does not prohibit these entities from soliciting or operating, while others may not operate in California as they are not exempt from registration.
The downloadable lists are not complete as they omit data on non-California (and some California) entities we are unaware of given our data resources.
Latest and additional data for each listed organization is available through the Registry Verification Search tool. Potential donors are encouraged to research organizations using the search tool and those available from the Secretary of State, Franchise Tax Board and IRS to determine an organization’s tax-exempt status. Donors may also want to review our Resources and Donation Tips.
|May Operate/Solicit in California?||Registry Statuses Included||Download Lists|
|*Exempt from registration, but must file IRS Form 990-PF with the Registry annually.|
|*Organization may or may not operate and solicit depending on agreement with the Attorney General’s Office while the enforcement action is pending.|
|**Registration may be required prior to operation depending on whether charitable assets are solicited or held by the organization. If required, organization may not operate and solicit.|
|***Organization must file its initial registration within 30 days of receiving assets, unless determined exempt by the Registry. If registration is not filed by then, it may not operate and solicit.|
|Not Operating or In Process of Dissolving||
|Some of these entities may have registered.|
Downloadable lists above were last updated in October, 2019
Professional Fundraiser Report
Every year, the Attorney General’s Office prepares a summary report based on the annual financial disclosure documents filed by commercial fundraisers and commercial coventurers. These reports include statistics for donations of both cash and used personal goods. The information in the reports is derived from unedited reports filed by the commercial fundraisers and commercial coventurers. The reports are provided below.