Virginia 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

Virginia Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Virginia Charitable Gaming Licenses

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Age Restrictions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Prize Limits: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

VA Stat. § 18.2-340.15 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

Organizations expecting to receive less than $40,000 in bingo or raffle gross receipts may not need a permit.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$200

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Virginia Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Not required



No filing is required, but charities need to meet certain conditions before issuing charitable gift annuities. Organizations described by section 501(c)(3) or section 170(c) of the internal revenue code are exempt from insurance regulation related to charitable gift annuities as long as they meet the qualifying conditions.

Virginia Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)
Law:

Virginia Code Annotated §57-48 thorugh 57-61.1; Virginia Administrative Code, Title 2, §5-610-10 through 5-610-40. Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law

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

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

One-Time Exemption Registration

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Law:

VA Code § 57-60

Notes:

Exemptions do not expire as long as the organization continues to qualify under the exemption criteria.

Initial Registration

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

$100 initial registration fee + $30-325, depending on gross contributions ($10 if exempt)

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • File the original - copies are not allowed.
  • The CFO and President must sign.
  • Note the list of attachments that first-time registrants must attach to the application.
  • Some Virginia 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:

$30-325, depending on gross contributions

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • File the original - copies are not allowed.
  • The CFO and President must sign.
  • Attach your annual financial report.

Change of Fiscal Year

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

Varies

Notes:

Indicate change of fiscal year on the form and submit the financial statement reflecting the new fiscal year.

Virginia Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Virginia 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



Virginia Professional Fundraising Counsel Registration

Agency:Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Virginia Professional Solicitor Registration

Agency:Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$500

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$500

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Contract Filing

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Financial Reporting

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Virginia Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Virginia 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 Virginia.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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