Indiana 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.

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Indiana Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Indiana Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence in Indiana.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-AB: Annual Bingo License Application

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-AB (R): Annual Bingo Renewal Application

Agency fee:

Renewal fees are based on adjusted gross income from gaming events. The minimum fee is $50, maxiumum fee is $26,000.

Due:

Annually by the 10th day of the month before the month of issuance.

Indiana Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Not required



No filing is required, but charities need to meet certain conditions before issuing charitable gift annuities. Indiana exempts charities from insurance regulation related to charitable gift annuities if they meet the following conditions: "(1) is established under a tranaction that, for federal income tax purposes, is treated: (A) in part as a charitable contribution under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code; and (B) in part as an investment in an annuity contract under Section 72 of the Internal Revenue Code; and (2) meets the requirements for exclusion from the definition of "acquisition indebtedness" under Section 514(c)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code.".

Indiana Charitable Solicitation Registration

Not required



More information: Indiana Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division

Registration Not Required

Not required



Indiana Charity Game Night License

Game Type:

Various games of chance

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence in Indiana.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-ACGN: Annual Charity Game Night License Application

Agency fee:

$50

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-CGN: Charity Game Night License Application (Single Event)

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-ACGN (R): Annual Charity Game Night Renewal Application

Agency fee:

Renewal fees are based on adjusted gross income from gaming events. The minimum fee is $50, maxiumum fee is $26,000.

Due:

Annually by the 10th day of the month before the month of issuance.

Indiana Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Indiana 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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Indiana Door Prize License

Game Type:

Door prizes

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence in Indiana.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-ADP: Annual Door Prize License Application

Agency fee:

$50

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-DP: Door Prize License Application (Single Event)

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-ADP (R): Annual Door Prize Renewal Application

Agency fee:

Renewal fees are based on adjusted gross income from gaming events. The minimum fee is $50, maxiumum fee is $26,000.

Due:

Annually by the 10th day of the month before the month of issuance.

Indiana Fundraising Counsel Registration

Agency:Indiana Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Professiona Fundraiser Consultant Application for Registration

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$1,000

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professiona Fundraiser Consultant Application for Registration (Renewal)

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by July 1.

Notarize:Required

Indiana Guessing Game License

Game Type:

Guessing games

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence in Indiana.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-AGG: Annual Guessing Game Application

Agency fee:

$50

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-GG: Guessing Game License Application (Single Event)

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-AGG (R): Annual Guessing Game Renewal Application

Agency fee:

Renewal fees are based on adjusted gross income from gaming events. The minimum fee is $50, maxiumum fee is $26,000.

Due:

Annually by the 10th day of the month before the month of issuance.

Indiana Organization Qualification

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, pull tab games, and a variety of other games of chance.

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Notes:

Licensing is a two step process in Indiana. Organizations must first apply to qualify as an organization, then qualifying organizations can apply for gaming licenses.

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-QA: Qualification Application

Agency fee:

$0

Indiana Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:Indiana Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division
Financial Reports Requirements:

Due within 90 days after a campaign has ended and within 90 days after the anniversary of commencement for campaigns lasting more than a year.

Financial Report Requirements:

Due within 90 days after a campaign has ended and within 90 days after the anniversary of commencement for campaigns lasting more than a year.

Contract Filing Requirements:

File a solicitation notice prior to the start of a solicitation campaign.

Contract Filing Requirements:

File a solicitation notice prior to the start of a solicitation campaign.

Initial Registration

Form:

http://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2379.htm

Agency fee:

$1,000

Registration Renewal

Form:

http://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2379.htm

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by July 1.

Indiana Pull Tab License

Game Type:

Pull-tabs

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence in Indiana.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-APT: Annual Pull Tab License Application

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-APT (R): Annual Pull Tab Renewal Application

Agency fee:

Renewal fees are based on adjusted gross income from gaming events. The minimum fee is $50, maxiumum fee is $26,000.

Due:

Annually by the 10th day of the month before the month of issuance.

Indiana Raffle License

Game Type:

Raffles

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence in Indiana.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-AR: Annual Raffle License Application

Agency fee:

$50

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-RAF: Raffle License Application (Single Event)

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-AR (R): Annual Raffle Renewal Application

Agency fee:

Renewal fees are based on adjusted gross income from gaming events. The minimum fee is $50, maxiumum fee is $26,000.

Due:

Annually by the 10th day of the month before the month of issuance.

Indiana Special Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence in Indiana.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-SB: Special Bingo License Application (Single Event)

Agency fee:

$50

Indiana Water Race License

Game Type:

Water races

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence in Indiana.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-AWR: Annual Water Race Application

Agency fee:

$50

Initial Registration

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-WR: Water Race License Application (Single Event)

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency:Indiana Gaming Commission
Form:

Form CG-AWR (R): Annual Water Race Renewal Application

Agency fee:

Renewal fees are based on adjusted gross income from gaming events. The minimum fee is $50, maxiumum fee is $26,000.

Due:

Annually by the 10th day of the month before the month of issuance.

Individual Licenses

Indiana Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Indiana 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 Indiana.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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