Over 22,000 not-for-profit charitable organizations provide significant benefits to Massachusetts residents as well as people across the country and throughout the world.

These organizations operate solely for the benefit of the public, and the Attorney General's Office is responsible for protecting the public's interest in their activities.

The Attorney General's Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division oversees organizations that are both not-for-profit and charitable.

These range in size and complexity from our largest universities and health care systems to small, neighborhood-based social service organization and youth sport leagues.