Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, Cooperative, Foundation
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Basic Needs, Early Childhood Education through High School, Housing and Economic Development, 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 500
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/Federal Government
Much of the work of the concerned organizations is local, and the fact that procedures were centralized, and filings had to be done with the central government in Montevideo used to put a heavy burden on small, resource-deprived grassroots civil society organizations. This situation has improved in recent years since delegations of the Ministry of Education have been established in various locations across the country.