The Division is responsible for overseeing more than 23,000 public charities in Massachusetts, including ensuring appropriate application of charitable assets, investigating allegations and initiating enforcement actions in cases of breach of fiduciary duty, and supporting transparency through publication of filed reports and forms. The Division also oversees paid fundraisers, including enforcement of registration and filing requirements and prosecution of solicitation fraud.
Charitable Organization Complaint Form
The Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division has jurisdiction to investigate complaints that involve 1) misappropriation of charitable funds; 2) fraudulent or misleading solicitation; and 3) breaches of trust. The AGO generally does not become involved in governance disputes within nonprofit organizations.