Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, cooperative, society, others: Several forms of private assistance entities (names vary according to each state, the most common is private assistance institution “institución de asistencia privada”), and faith-based association ('asociación religiosa').
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Primary and high school education, health and medical research, basic needs, food, housing and economic development
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$500
The stated nominal cost includes only the fees that must be paid by organizations, but when associated costs (lawyer fees, travel expenses and the like) are considered the total average cost nears US$1,500.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal government, state government