Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation, cooperative, endowment, institution
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Primary and high school education, arts and culture, health and medical research, basic needs, youth and family
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Foundations and other POs shall be registered within 24 working hours or, in practical terms, within two working days; associations within three working days; representative offices of foreign POs within 20 working days, and religious organizations within 30 days (up to three months, if legal expertise of their articles or purposes’ compliance with the Ukrainian law is required). Delays up to 15 working days are common for associations, as regional offices of the Ministry of Justice are in charge of their registration after closing local offices in mid-2015.
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$75
No registration fee is required for incorporation of national POs; representative offices of foreign POs shall pay a fee of US$20. Fee for amending POs’ articles of incorporation or register data is between US$5-$20; but in some cases it's also free. Notarization of applications, articles or other papers or notary fees for filing the papers to the omnibus company register are the largest share of the registration cost in Ukraine. Notarization for associations and foundations is voluntary, unless their articles of incorporations require otherwise.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal government (representative offices of foreign POs), regional (oblasts and Kyiv City) government (associations and religious organizations); local government, notary (other types of POs)View the full Ukraine country report