Note: These resources were pulled directly from the Illinois Attorney General Office's website and are to be used as a resource only, not as legal advice. This information is subject to change based on the Attorney General's Office. 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 the state of Illinois. 

Database to Search for Registered Organizations

A database of the nonprofits currently registered with the Illinois Attorney General's Office. Illinois has two databases, and will be slowing phasing out the old database.

Instructions on How to Register

A quick PDF download on how to register to fundraise in Illinois

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 (as of 4/2017)

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Illinois Attorney General
Charitable Trusts Bureau
100 W. Randolph St., 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone Numbers

(312) 814-2595
TTY: (312) 814-3374


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