Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, Cooperative, Corporation, Foundation, Limited Liability Company, Trust
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Arts and Culture, Health and Medical Research, Human Rights, International Causes, Religion
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 0
There is no need to register a philanthropic organization (PO) in Norway. However, many organizations choose to be included in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities to get an organizational number, which is a requirement for getting a bank account in the name of the organization. Registration is free. There is also a non-obligatory register for fundraising organizations operated by a private foundation called the Fundraising Control (Innsamlingskontrollen), established by the fundraising organizations themselves. It has established a code of conduct, monitors audited accounts and annual reports, keeps a public list, and awards an accreditation seal to approved organizations. Cost for registering a fundraising organization is USD 485, and there is an annual membership fee of 0.1 – 0.2 percent of the organization’s operational expenditures.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/Federal Government