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Search the public charities annual filing database maintained by the Attorney General's Office.
Learn how to file a Form PC with the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Attorney General's Office.
Find out if your charitable organization is required to submit a financial statement to the Non-Profits and Public Charities Division of the Attorney General's Office (AGO), and if so, how to submit that statement.
If your public charity is considering merging or consolidating, review the information below about the steps to take and the documentation that needs to be filed.
There are many reasons why a public charity may reach the end of its life. Economic pressures, dwindling membership, deteriorating facilities, and other factors may all play a part in causing a charity to wind up its activities and dissolve. The Attorney General's Office ("AGO") reviews all proposed dissolutions by public charities organized in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to ensure that charitable assets are managed appropriately, even as the charity takes the necessary steps to close its doors. In this guide you will find guidelines to help in the dissolution process.
The Attorney General's Office (AGO) has provided guidance for charitable organizations which are considering a transfer of charitable assets.
Learn about certain circumstances where it is possible to modify the restrictions or purpose placed on an institutional fund, and the necessary steps to take.