Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Basic needs, housing and economic development, energy, international causes, the aged population
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 31-60 days
Step 1: Submit and review documents (one day)
Step 2: Check and verify documents (nine days)
Step 3: The board of community organization examining and certification (25 days)
Step 4: The board of community organization has approved and signed (25 days)
Total time for registration: 60 days (average)
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$5,500-$14,285
This includes costs of endowment for forming a foundation.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal government, state government, local government
Central government: Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Culture deal with the establishment and consideration for abolition of POs. State government and local government are in charge of processing the registration and monitoring the POs/NGOs’ operation.