Kentucky 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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Company Licenses

Kentucky Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Kentucky Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Not required



No filing is required. Kentucky exempts most charities from insurance regulations related to charitable gift annuities.

Kentucky Charitable Organization License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Age Restrictions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

KY Stat. § 238.500 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$25

Law:

KY Stat. § 238.500 et seq.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$25

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Kentucky Charitable Solicitation Registration

Agency:Kentucky Attorney General - Charities
Law:

Kentucky Revised Statutes Ann. §§ 367.650, 367.657 et seq.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

KRS § 367.660

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Simply file your IRS Form 990 with the Kentucky Attorney General at the same time as you file it with the IRS. If your nonprofit does not file Form 990, either file IRS Form 8868 or the URS each year.

Change of Fiscal Year

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

File the new 990 showing a change in fiscal year.

Kentucky Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Kentucky 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



Kentucky Fund-Raising Consultant Registration

Agency:Kentucky Attorney General - Charities
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Kentucky Organization Exemption

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Notes:

Charities expecting to gross less than $25,000 from gaming activities can use this form to apply for exemption from licensure.

Initial Registration

Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Kentucky Professional Solicitor Registration

Agency:Kentucky Attorney General - Charities
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$300

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Financial Reporting

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Kentucky Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Kentucky Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



The criminal history check section of the professional solicitor application applies to individual solicitors, however, no license is issued for individual employees.

More information: Kentucky Attorney General - Charities

Registration Not Required

Not required



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