NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS: May 6, 2022 - CCFS is being updated to reflect changes to nonprofit corporation laws under RCW 24.03A. Currently, all nonprofit filings will be completed by paper forms while we work to provide online filing options. We are processing documents in the order received and there will be delays. If your documents were recently submitted, please disregard any automated late notices while we work to get all records updated on the website. Paper documents must be received in our office before their due date; once they have been entered into the system the record will reflect accurately. If you have any questions concerning this matter please let us know by using one of the methods available on the Contact Us page.

Information for Charitable Organizations

  Charities Advisory Council


  Frequently Asked Questions by Charitable Organizations


  Does My Organization Need to Register with the Charities Program?


  Fundraising Auctions and Events Info Sheet


  Registration Forms for Charitable Organizations


Annual Renewal Requirements & Other Filing Reminders

The Charities Program has changed how renewal reminders are issued.  Charitable organizations will now be notified of the need to renew their registration by letter, rather than by postcard.  The letters will be mailed approximately 60 days prior to the registration expiration date.

Watch Your Mailbox for Renewal Reminder Letters!

The Charitable Renewal Form contains fillable fields. Once completed you must print and mail the renewal form to the Charities Program with the appropriate filing fee. Please download and complete the form.

Contact the Charities Program via email if you have any questions.


  Want to Renew Your Charities Registration Early?


  Fee Schedule


  Are You Planning an Event Where You Will Be Serving Alcohol?


  Are You Planning Raffles, Bingo or Other "Games of Chance" to Fundraise For Your Organization?


  Charitable Organization Compliance Requirements


  Disclosure Requirements and Sample Disclosure


Federal Tax Exempt Status Information (also IRS Updates and News)


  U.S. Charity Offices


Common Reasons Documents are Returned

  • Missing or insufficient filing or late fee
  • Missing organization’s phone number
  • IRS Letter of Determination is not included
  • The Unified Business Identifier (UBI) has been omitted
  • The Federal Employer Identifier Number (FEIN) has been omitted
  • Financial information omitted or incomplete
  • Form was not signed or dated

  Does My Organization Need to Register with the Charitable Trust Program?


  Donation of Clothes and Household Items

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