Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Health and medical research, basic needs, youth and family, human rights
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: More than 90 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$862 (foundations), US$2,155 (networks of foundations and associations)
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central government, state government
The organization and constitution of POs are governed by the Political Constitution of the State of Bolivia (Constitución Política del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia), the Civil Code, Law No. 351, and the Supreme Decree No. 1597—all of them federal laws. According to these regulations: a) In the case of POs performing activities in a single Department, the government of each state takes jurisdiction in the incorporation; and b) in the case of POs that perform activities in more than one Department, the Vice-Ministry of Autonomies takes jurisdiction (Supreme Decree 0802).