Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, Cooperative, Foundation, Faith-Based/Church Organization, Labor Union, Employers' Organization, Business and Professional Association, Rural Housewives Club
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Arts and Culture, Sports, Tourism and Recreation, Rescue Services, Education and Research, Social Services
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 31-60 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 0
Philanthropic organizations (POs) that must be registered in the National Court Register (associations, foundations, other social and professional organizations) are charged a registration fee of PLN 250 (USD 67), however there are a number of exceptions. Associations that do not conduct economic activities, as well as public-benefit organizations are exempt from a registration fee. Other organizations like ordinary associations, or rural housewives’ clubs registered in other registers do not pay for registration. In addition, if an organization plans to conduct economic activity, it also has to be registered in the Register of Entrepreneurs which costs PLN 500 (USD 134).
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/Federal Government, Local Government
So-called ordinary associations are registered in the Register of Associations conducted by the administration at the country (powiat) level. Church organizations are under the jurisdiction of church administration (the episcopate or particular dioceses).