Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation, cooperative, social enterprise
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Arts and culture, youth and family, religion, human rights, sports
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$150
For associations, the average registration cost is US$150. The average time for registration is same for different organizations. However, the registration cost for foundations is about US$1,100, for cooperatives US$500, and for social companies, it is between US$100-$500, depending on the form of the company and the process of registration (e.g. electronic or manual).
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal government, local government
Local municipalities typically either sponsor associations or buy services from them (or other forms of POs) and that gives them possibility for regulation. Legal regulation takes place at the national level.View the full Finland country report