Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, Cooperative, Foundation, Institution
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Animals, Arts and Culture, Environment, Human Rights, Sports
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 105
The legislation does not define the notions of “philanthropy,” “charity,” “philanthropic organization,” or “public benefit organization.” Non-commercial organizations (NCOs) with a philanthropic mission act in various forms in the country. Foundations are the most common charity form of NCOs. The majority of newly established foundations are charities. Their registration is conducted by justice agencies in accordance with a complicated procedure, takes a month, and costs more than USD 100—and many new foundations are denied registration by the authorities. The same problems in the procedures, costs, and time exist with registration of another form of organization: public associations. Because of this, the majority of new charitable organizations are found in the form of institutions, which are established in accordance with a simple procedure like commercial organizations, but are not very good for charity.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/Federal Government