Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation, cooperative, other (religious organizations)
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Arts and culture, basic needs, housing and economic development, religion, other (associations of employers and of professionals)
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$100
The above-mentioned cost does not include lawyer and accountant fees, which a PO incurs in the process of registering with the local Registro Civil de Pessoas Juridicas (Registry of Legal Persons) and, also, with the Brazilian Tax Authority.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Other: Judiciary, which oversees the local Registros Civis de Pessoas Juridicas (Registries of Legal Persons)