Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Primary and high school education, arts and culture, basic needs, youth and family, housing and economic development
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 31-60 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$50
The reform of Law 20.500 came into force in 2012, and with it, an improvement in the time and costs required to acquire legal personality; the reform stipulates that the regulatory requirements do not depend on an authority to give the concession (as it was before). The registration process is clear, albeit with some bureaucratic barriers, minor legal fees, and time constraints. CSOs have to deposit and register their acts and statutes in their municipality, and subsequently register with the Civil Registry Service (with minor differences between corporations and foundations, as the latter require a minimum amount of assets to be established).
By law, the municipal secretary can object the constitution of the CSO if the legal requirements are not fulfilled within 30 days of its presentation. The interested party has 30 days from receiving the written notice to rectify its situation. If they are unsuccessful, they can turn to lower courts to appeal the decision.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Local government