Missouri 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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Missouri Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Missouri Abbreviated Pull-Tab License

Game Type:

Pull-tabs

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Notes:

Charities can have as many as 15 pull-tab licenses over the course of a calendar year.

Initial Registration

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Form 105: Missouri Pull-Tab Only License Application

Agency fee:

$10 per event.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Not required



Abbreviated pull-tab licenses are issued for a period of 1 day and cannot be renewed.

More information: Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division

Missouri Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo and pull-tabs

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Prize Limits:

The maximum bingo prize is $3,600 for a single day and $500 for a single game.

Initial Registration

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Form 100: Missouri Bingo/Pull-Tab License Application

Agency fee:

$50 for an annual license or $25 for a special bingo and pull-tab license.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Form 100: Missouri Bingo/Pull-Tab License Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Annually

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Missouri Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Missouri 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 include a disclosure mentioning "that a qualified charitable gift annuity is not insurance under the laws of this state and is not subject to regulation by the department of insurance, financial institutions and professional registration or protected by a guaranty association.".

Legal Notes:

MO Rev. Stat. § 352.500 through MO Rev. Stat. § 352.520

Initial Registration

Form:

Charitable Gift Annuity Notification Form

Agency fee:

$0

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Missouri 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



Missouri Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:Missouri Attorney General - Charities
Legal Notes:

Missouri Revised Statutes, Title XXVI, §407.450 through 407.462

One-Time Exemption Registration

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • 501(c)(3), 501(c)(7), and 501(c)(8) organizations
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Membership organizations
  • Hospitals and their auxiliaries that do not use professional solicitors
Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

There is no application form for exemption, but charities should cite the exemption category and submit supporting documents (e.g. articles of incorporation and IRS determination letter) to receive an exemption.

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Registration Statement

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$15, payable to "Merchandising Practices Revolving Fund"

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Even if your nonprofit is exempt, you may wish to have it added to the Attorney General's Check a Charity database. 
  • Note the list attachments required.
  • One authorized signature is required and must be notarized.
  • Some Missouri counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Charitable Organization Annual Report Form

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$15

Due:

Registered nonprofits must file annually within 75 days of the end of their fiscal year. So if your fiscal year ends December 31, renewal is due March 15.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Some organizations are exempt from filing the annual report, including those raising <$10,000 in contributions during the preceding 12-month period.

Missouri Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Missouri 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 Missouri, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Missouri Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



Missouri 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 Missouri, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Missouri Multiple Organization Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo and pull-tabs

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Form 120: Missouri Multi-Organization Application

Agency fee:

$50 for an annual license or $25 for a special bingo and pull-tab license.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Form 120: Missouri Multi-Organization Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Annually

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Missouri Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:Missouri Attorney General - Charities

Initial Registration

Form:

https://ago.mo.gov/divisions/consumer/business-registrations/charitable-organizations-professional-fundraisers

Agency fee:

$50

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

https://ago.mo.gov/divisions/consumer/business-registrations/charitable-organizations-professional-fundraisers

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Individual Licenses

Missouri Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Missouri Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:Missouri Attorney General - Charities

Initial Registration

Form:

https://www.ago.mo.gov/other-resources/forms

Agency fee:

$0

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Not required



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