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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Company Licenses

Missouri Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Missouri Abbreviated Pull-Tab License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10 per event.

Renewal Not Required

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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Age Restrictions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Prize Limits: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

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

Registration Renewal

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Missouri Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Missouri Department of Insurance
Law:

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

Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Minimum Unrestricted Cash or Cash Equivalent Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

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
Law:

Missouri Revised Statutes, Title XXVI, §407.450 through 407.462

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

One-Time Exemption Registration

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Law:

Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXVI §407.456

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$15, payable to "Merchandising Practices Revolving Fund"

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

$15

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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.

Registration Not Required

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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Missouri Multiple Organization Bingo License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Age Restrictions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

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

Registration Renewal

Agency:Missouri Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Missouri Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:Missouri Attorney General - Charities

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Missouri Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Missouri Solicitor Registration

Agency:Missouri Attorney General - Charities

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Not required



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