Building Better Charities
Because Illinoisans rely heavily on the services provided by charities, Attorney General Kwame Raoul encourages consumers to practice wise charitable giving.
Under Illinois law, fundraisers and charitable organizations are required to register each year with the Attorney General's office. Potential donors may then access important information such as income, expenditures, programs and administration before giving to the charity.
In the links below, consumers will find valuable information and tips on donating wisely. Charitable organizations and professional fund-raisers will find specific information on reporting requirements, rules and statutes, and the forms necessary for registering and reporting as required by law.
Please be advised that the Office of the Attorney General is taking measures to address both our obligation to serve the public and the State of Illinois and our concern for the wellbeing of our employees and the general public health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Monday, March 16, 2020, our offices across the state have been open, but operating with reduced staff. This may result in processing delays, so if you have questions or concerns about whether or not a charity is registered, please contact the Charitable Trust Bureau at (312) 814-2595 for more information.
More information for Consumers:
More information for Charitable Organizations and Professional Fundraisers:
Illinois Attorney General
Charitable Trust Bureau
100 W. Randolph St., 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
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