Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, Cooperative, Endowment, Trust
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Arts and Culture, Basic Needs, Early Childhood Education, Health and Medical Research, Religion
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 1-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 1,000
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Other
A philanthropic organization (PO) is either officially registered as a civil society organization (Asociacón Civil) by a Notary Public or it operates as an informal group. Upon registration, civil society organizations automatically receive their tax-exempt status, but they cannot receive tax-deductible donations until they are also registered as authorized donees (Donataria Autorizada), which is granted by the Mexican Internal Revenue Service (Sistema de Autorización Tributaria, SAT).