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Regulatory Compliance

We realize that Positive Impact, Integrity, and Transparency are very important when choosing where to donate. We are committed to each of these, and this page explains how we have complied with each state's Charity and Professional Fundraiser regulations.

We hope you find this information helpful and puts your mind at ease when donating through Altruity. Even if you choose to donate elsewhere, we encourage you to use the links below to research your chosen charity and/or fundraiser to make sure they are registered in your state.

First, some quick definitions to keep you informed:

Charities

This is a nonprofit organization that is registered in most states and also registered with the IRS to obtain a 501c tax-exempt status.
  • list-itemTypically, you will want to donate to charitable organizations, like the Altruity Foundation, that have received the 501(c)(3) status because your gifts are eligible for a tax deduction.
  • list-itemSome charities have a different IRS status and you should research them before donating your money.

Professional Fundraiser or Solicitor

This is a company that a charitable organization has hired to solicit donations on its behalf.


Altruity Foundation (TAX ID 84-5177659) is a 501(c)(3) charity, and Olithan Solutions Inc. (TAX ID 83-1330694) is a Professional Fundraiser.

Registration Requirements

Charities

38 states require charities to register with their Attorney General or Secretary of State offices before being allowed to solicit residents of their state.
  • list-itemPay an annual registration fee.
  • list-itemFile annual financial reports that are made part of the public record.

Professional Fundraisers/Solicitors

41 states require Professional Fundraisers/Solicitors to register with their Attorney General or Secretary of State offices before being allowed to solicit residents of their state.
  • list-itemPay an annual registration fee that ranges from $50 to $1000.
  • list-itemFile annual solicitation campaign financial reports that are made part of the public record.
  • list-itemMost states also require a surety bond with amounts ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 each year.

These registration requirements are complicated, time consuming, expensive, and VERY NECESSARY! Each state has instituted these regulations to protect you…the donor.


Important note: some states take upwards of 90 days to fully process registration materials. We have indicated those states where we have submitted our registration, but the state has not yet completed their processing. If your state has not completed our registration yet, then we are not soliciting you to donate. If you choose to donate, then you are completing a “self directed” donation and you acknowledge that we have not asked for or solicited a donation from you.


Verify Us

Please expand the sections below, locate your state, and use the helpful links we have provided to verify our compliance status. Remember, even if you choose to donate elsewhere, we encourage you to use the links below to research your chosen charity and/or fundraiser to make sure they are registered in your state.

Registration is not required in this state.

Registration is not required in this state.

Due to the exorbitant fees and compliance regulations, we are not registered in Washington DC and are not soliciting donations from Washington DC residents.

We have submitted our registration materials and are now waiting for this state to process them.

Charitable organization search: https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/charities/registered_charities_search2

Registration is not required in this state.

Registration is not required in this state.

Registration is not required in this state.

We are registered in this State, but it does not have an online searchable database. You can call Consumer Protection Section at 1-800-351-4889 to verify our status.

Charitable organization search: https://www.michigan.gov/ag/

Registration is not required in this state.

Registration is not required in this state.

Registration is not required in this state.

Charitable organization search: https://secure.nmag.gov/CharitySearch/

Charitable organization search: https://justice.oregon.gov/charities

We have submitted our registration materials and are now waiting for this state to process them.

Charitable organization search: https://elicensing.ri.gov/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx

Charitable organization search: https://search.scsos.com/charities

Registration is not required in this state.

Registration is not required in this state.

Registration is not required in this state.

Registration is not required in this state.

Charitable organization search: https://ccfs.sos.wa.gov/#/

We are registered in this state, but it has no online search. You can call the Charitable Organizations staff in the Business Division at (304) 558-8000 or (866) 767-8683 to inquire of our registration status.

Registration is not required in this state.

We have submitted our registration materials and are now waiting for this state to process them.

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://ago.igovsolution.net/online/Lookups/Business.aspx

Registration is not required in this state.

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/corps/charity/index.php

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://www.sos.state.co.us/ccsa/pages/search/basic.xhtml

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://www.elicense.ct.gov/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx

Registration is not required in this state.

Due to the exorbitant fees and compliance regulations, we are not registered in Washington DC and are not soliciting donations from Washington DC residents.

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://ag.ehawaii.gov/fundraiser/#/

Registration is not required in this state.

We have submitted our registration materials and are now waiting for this state to process them.

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/index.html

We have submitted our registration materials and are now waiting for this state to process them.

This state does not provide an online search tool, but you can visit the following page to locate the Attorney General's phone number and call them.

https://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/consumer-protection-division/charities-and-donors/charitable-fundraising/

This state does not provide an online search tool, but you can visit the following page to locate the Attorney General's phone number and call them.

https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/for-businesses/professional-fundraisers-and-charity-information--registration/professional-fundraisers

This state does not provide a way to search for a Professional Fundraiser, but you can visit the following page to verify Altruity Foundation's registration as a charity.

https://ag.ks.gov/in-your-corner-kansas/resources/charity-search

We have submitted our registration materials and are now waiting for this state to process them.

This state does not provide a way to search for a Professional Fundraiser.

This State does not have an online searchable database, but you can call Consumer Protection Section at 1-800-351-4889 to verify our status.

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://www.pfr.maine.gov/almsonline/almsquery/SearchCompany.aspx

This state does not provide an online professional fundraiser registration search, but you can visit the following page to verify Altruity Foundation's registration as a charity. https://sos.maryland.gov/Charity/Pages/SearchCharity.aspx

Professional fundraiser registration search: http://www.charities.ago.state.ma.us/charities/

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://www.ag.state.mi.us/CharitableTrust/frmDisclaimer.aspx

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://www.ag.state.mn.us/Charity/Search/Default.asp

We are registered in this state, but it does not have an online search tool. You can visit the following page for helpful information.

https://ago.mo.gov/civil-division/consumer/charity

Registration is not required in this state.

Registration is not required in this state.

Registration is not required in this state.

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://www.doj.nh.gov/charitable-trusts/fundraisers.htm

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charities/Pages/links.aspx

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://www.nmag.gov/charity-registration-faq.aspx#/8 or send an email to charity.registrar@nmag.gov.

For inquiries concerning the registration status of professional fundraisers, please call the Charities Bureau at 518-776-2160 or send an email to Charities.Fundraising@ag.ny.gov.

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://firststop.sos.nd.gov/search/business

Annual listing of Professional Solicitor reports: https://charitable.ohioago.gov/Professional-Fundraisers

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://www.sos.ok.gov/corp/charityInquiryFind.aspx

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://www.charities.pa.gov/#/page/searchCharities

We have submitted our registration materials and are now waiting for this state to process them.

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://elicensing.ri.gov/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://search.scsos.com/PFRs

Registration is not required in this state.

We have submitted our registration materials and are now waiting for this state to process them.

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://tnsos.org/charitable/PSReports.php

Registration is not required in this state.

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://consumerprotection.utah.gov/registered.html

This state only provides annual reports and ours will not appear until 2022-2023 because we recently registered. Please visit the following page for more information.

https://ago.vermont.gov/paid-fundraisers/

Professional fundraiser registration search: http://cos.va-vdacs.com/cgi-bin/char_search.cgi

Professional fundraiser registration search: https://ccfs.sos.wa.gov/#/

We are registered in this State, but it has no online search. You can call the Business Division at (304) 558-8000 or (866) 767-8683 to inquire of our registration status.

Registration is not required in this state.