Note: These resources were pulled directly from the Pennsylvania Department of State's website and are to be used as a resource only, not as legal advice. This information is subject to change based on Pennsylvania's Department of State. For the most up to date information, please visit their website here

Main Charities Website

A resource for consumers and nonprofits to learn about the registration requirements within Pennsylvania. 

Database to Search for Registered Organizations

A database of the nonprofits currently registered with Pennsylvania's Department of State. You can check your nonprofit's status with the Department of State by searching this database.

Instructions on How to Register

Some resources on how to register to fundraise

Note: All states that require charitable registration do accept the Unified Registration Statement. This could save you time if you have to register in multiple states!

Information on the Laws Behind Registration

A look into the laws that require nonprofit fundraising

Cost to Register

$15 - $250, depending on yearly revenue (as of 5/2017)

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
Charities Section
207 N. Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120


(717) 783-1720
(800) 732-0999 


(717) 783-6014


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