Idaho Fundraising Licensing

Resources for charities, businesses, professional fundraisers, and individuals conducting charitable solicitation activities
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Below, you'll find licensing requirements for a range of fundraising activities. At a glance, you can see requirements, fees, filing instructions, and links to forms for everything from charitable gaming and cause marketing to professional fundraisers and charitable gift annuities.

Make sure your fundraising activities meet the unique requirements of each jurisdiction where you’re soliciting. Feel free to explore, bookmark, and share!

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Idaho Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Idaho Bingo and Raffle Licenses

Game Type:

Bingo and raffles

Agency:Idaho State Lottery - Enforcement Division
Organization Age Requirement:

1 year of continuous existence in the county they intend to operate games in.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Prize Limits:

The maximum prize for a single game of bingo is $3,000 of cash or merchandise and not more than $25,000 of cash or merchandise can be offered during an 8 hour session. The maximum prize for a single raffle is $1,000.

Notes:

Licenses are required for charities with annual gross bingo revenue of more than $10,000. A raffle license is required if the aggregate value of merchandise prizes exceeds $5,000.

Legal Notes:

ID Code § 67-7701 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Idaho State Lottery - Enforcement Division
Form:

Qualification Application for New Licenses

Agency fee:

$100

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Idaho State Lottery - Enforcement Division
Form:

Renewal Application

Agency fee:

Varies by gross gaming revenue: $100 for gross revenue of $25,000 or less, $200 for gross revenue between $25,000 and $75,000, and $300 for gross revenue greater than $75,000.

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Idaho Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Idaho Department of Insurance
Organization Age Requirement:

3 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Minimum Unrestricted Cash or Cash Equivalent Requirement:

$100,000

Disclosure Details:

Charities must disclose the following to donors: "NOTICE: A charitable gift annuity is not insurance under the laws of this state and is not subject to regulation by the Department of Insurance or protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Department. The notice provisions of this subsection must be written in a separate paragraph in the annuity agreement in a print size no smaller than that employed in the annuity agreement generally.".

Legal Notes:

ID Stat. § 41-120

Initial Registration

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Idaho charities must provide notice on the day they first enter into a charitable gift annuity agreement. Notices must identify the organization, certify that the organization is a charity and that the annuities issued are qualified charitable gift annuities, and be signed by an officer or director.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Idaho Charitable Solicitation Registration

Not required



  • The Idaho Charitable Solicitation Act prohibits false, deceptive, misleading, unfair, or unconscionable acts or practices in conducting charitable solicitation in Idaho. Charitable registration is not part of this law and is not required in Idaho.
  • The Idaho Telephone Solicitation Act requires registration with the attorney general ten (10) days prior to telephone soliciting.
  • Some Idaho counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
More information: Idaho Office of the Attorney General

Idaho Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Idaho does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for commercial co-venturers, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for commercial co-venturers in Idaho, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Idaho Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



Idaho does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for fundraising counsels, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Idaho, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Idaho Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



Idaho does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for professional fundraisers, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for professional fundraisers in Idaho, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Individual Licenses

Idaho Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Idaho Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



Solicitors who are not employed by a professional fundraising firm but operate independently may be required to register. Employees of professional fundraising firms are generally not required to register as an individual solicitor in Idaho.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for individual solicitors in Idaho, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



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