The Attorney General's Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division

Reasonable delays in submitting annual charities filings and/or initial registration materials as a result of COVID-19-related interruptions will not adversely impact whether a charity or solicitor is in good standing with registration and filing requirements under M.G.L. c. 12, §§ 8E, 8F; and c. 68, §§ 19, 24.

The Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division is responsible for overseeing more than 23,000 public charities in Massachusetts. It ensures appropriate application of charitable assets, investigates allegations and initiates enforcement actions in cases of breach of fiduciary duty, and supports 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.

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Office of the Attorney General, Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division
One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108