Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation, cooperative
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Higher education, primary and high school education, arts and culture, basic needs, human rights
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$150
1) POs with political objectives (e.g. promotion of democracy) are practically impossible to register; 2) Registers are highly discretional and government controlled; 3) It may take more than the legal time to register a PO; 4) Sometimes, registration employees may ask for non-legal fees; and 5) There are restrictions to foreigners to serve on a PO’s board of directors, especially those with political purposes.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal governmentView the full Venezuela country report