Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, Foundation
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Basic Needs, Environment, Health and Medical Research, Human Rights, Youth and Family
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: More than 90 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 862
Average cost for registering a foundation is USD 862.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/Federal Government, State Government
The organization and constitution of philanthropic organizations (POs) are governed by the Political Constitution of the State of Bolivia (Constitución Política del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia), the Civil Code, Law No. 351, and the Supreme Decree No. 1597—all of them federal laws. According to these regulations: a) in the case of POs performing activities in a single Department, the government of each state takes jurisdiction in the incorporation; and b) in the case of POs that perform activities in more than one Department, the Vice-Ministry of Autonomies takes jurisdiction (Supreme Decree 0802).