Due to the ongoing fight to reduce the impacts of COVID-19, the Corporations and Charities Division office has some in-person and curbside services available if you are not able to complete your filing online. Phone and processing hours will be temporarily reduced to 8am-5pm Monday through Thursday. No work will be performed on Fridays until after August 7, or further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nonprofit Corporations, Online and Paper Registration

If your nonprofit organization is or plans to raise funds from the public, it may also be required to register with the Charities Program of the Secretary of State. Registration with the Charities Program is separate from and in addition to filings required under corporate law. Please visit the Charities Program Web Site to review the registration requirements and registration forms.

Washington Nonprofit Corporation

Foreign (non Washington) Nonprofit Corporation

Nonprofit Professional Service Corporation

IRS Tax Exempt Status Information
Are you applying for 501 (C) tax exempt status with the IRS? If you are, your Articles of Incorporation must contain a specific purpose clause and a dissolution of assets provision. Suggested language and other resources for nonprofit corporations are available at https://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits.

Read more at http://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/NonprofitCorporations.aspx