Nonprofit verification guidance

Overview

Nonprofit verification guidance

Percent’s mission is to power purpose in every business worldwide.   

 As part of our mission, we work with global technology companies that would like to give charities and nonprofits access to gifts in kinds, such as discounts on software licenses and services.

 Percent verify all charities and nonprofits applying for gifts in kind, to ensure only legitimate organisations receive benefits.

 

Overall validation guidelines

 To be verified as a nonprofit, your organisation needs to be:

     recognised as a charitable or a nonprofit organisation by the local regulator in the country where you are registered

    operating on a not-for-profit basis

    operating for the public benefit

 

Ineligible countries

 We don’t currently accept applications from the following countries: Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria.

Afghanistan

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Åland Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Albania

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Algeria

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

American Samoa

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Andorra

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Angola

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Anguilla

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Antarctica

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Antigua And Barbuda

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Argentina

Registered as a (i) Civil Association, (ii) Foundation, (iii) International nonprofits with tax exemption or (iv) religious organisation

Armenia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Aruba

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Australia

Registered with the (i) Australian Charities and Nonprofits Commission (ACNC), (ii) hold DGR status with the ATO, or (iii) be income tax exempt not-for-profit organizations as defined by the ATO. Organisations must be located in Australia or one of the following territories: Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands or Norfolk Island

Austria

Registered as (i) foundations and funds (stiftungen und des fonds), (ii) associations (vereine), (iii) corporations awarded nonprofit status (gemeinnützige gesellschaften mit beschränkter Haftung – gGmbH; or körperschaften des öffentlichen Rechts – KdÖR), (iv) religious organisations (religionsgemeinschaften), or (iv) non‐governmental international organisations (nichtstaatliche internationale organisationen).

Azerbaijan

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Bahamas

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Bahrain

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Bangladesh

Organisations must be registered with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Ministry of Social Welfare as a Social Development Organisation, NGO Affairs Bureau

Barbados

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Belarus

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Belgium

Registered as a (i) Non-profit association (association sans but lucrative (ASBL); vereniging zonder winstoogmerk (VZW), (ii) International non-profit association (association internationale sans but lucratif (AISBL); internationale vereniging zonder winstoogmerk (IVZW)), (iii) Private foundation (fondation privée; private stichting), or (iv) Foundation of public interest (fondation d’utilité publique; stichting van openbaar nut)

Belize

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Benin

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Bermuda

Organisation must be Registered Charitable Organisations; Tax Exempt Registration from Registrar General, NPO Certificate of Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association

Bhutan

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Bolivia

Organisation must provide NPO Registration Certificate from Director General del Registro de Asociaciones y or Certificate of Foundation Registration from Fundaciones Sins Fines de Lucro

Bonaire

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Bosnia And Hersgovina

Registered as (i) public interest organisations, (ii) other associations and foundations operating on a nonprofit for the public benefit, or (iii) religious organisations, by authorities in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina or in Republika Srpska

Botswana

Registered as (i) societies, (ii) companies limited by guarantee, or (iii) trusts operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit

Bouvet Island

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Brazil

Registered charity and (i) designated as an OSCIP, CEBAS, UPF or OS, (ii) Association or (iii) Foundation

British Indian Ocean Territory

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

British Virgin Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Brunei

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Bulgaria

Registered as a non-profit legal entity in the Register of Non-profit Legal Entities

Burkina Faso

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation such as Certificate of Registration as NPO/NGO, Articles and Memorandum of Association

Burundi

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Cabo Verde

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Cambodia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Cameroon

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation such as Certificate of Registration as NPO/NGO from Council of Ministries, Articles and Memorandum of Association

Canada

Registered as (i) a charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), (ii) a nonprofit operating entity with tax exemption or (iii) federal nonprofit corporation (iv) provincial nonprofit

Cayman Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Central African Republic

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Chad

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Chile

Registered as (i) foundations or corporations operating as nonprofits registered with the Ministry of Justice (including accredited collaborators of the National Youth Service – SENAME), (ii) neighbourhood councils and community organisations registered in their respective municipalities, (iii) community organisations or (iv) indigenous communities registered with CONADI

China

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Christmas Island

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Colombia

Registered as (i) Nonprofit Corporation, (ii) Association, (iii) Foundation or (iv) religious organisation

Comoros

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Congo

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Cook Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Costa Rica

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation such as Certificate of NPO Registration from Ministry of Justice/Interior Certificate of NPO Registration from Chambers of Commerce

Côte D’Ivoire

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Croatia

Registered (i) foundations, (ii) funds, (iii) religious communities, or (iv) associations pursuing activities for public benefit as set forth in article 7, paragraph 7 of the Law on Profit Tax of 2004

Curaçao

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Cyprus

Registered as (i) approved charitable organisations (εγκριμένα φιλανθρωπικά ιδρύματα), (ii) associations/societies (σωματείων), (iii) foundations/institutions (ιδρυμάτων), or (iv) international non-governmental organisations

Czech Republic

Registered with the Ministry of Justice as a (i) Association (spolky), (ii) Foundation (nadace), (iii) nonprofit with constituion (ústavy), (iv) endowment funds (nadační fondy), (v) public benefit corporations (obecně prospěšné společnosti), (vi) social service providers (poskytovatelé sociálních služeb) as registered with Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, or (viii) a religious organisations (církevní organizace) registered with the Ministry of Culture

Denmark

Registered as (i) tax deductible donations organisations, (ii) associations, (iii) foundations, (iv) institutions or (v) religious communities

Djibouti

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Dominica

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Dominican Republic

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Ecuador

Registered as (i) foundations (fundaciones), (ii) nonprofit corporations (corporaciones sin fines de lucro) or (iii) religious organisations (organizaciones religiosas)

El Salvador

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Equatorial Guinea

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Eritrea

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Estonia

Registered with the Ministry of Justice as (i) organisations operating for the public interest as specified by the Tax and Customs Board, (ii) non-profit association, (iii) foundation, or (iv) religious associations or religious societies

Eswatini

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Ethiopia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Falkland Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Faroe Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Fiji

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Finland

Registered as a (i) Association (rekisteröity yhdistys), (ii) foundations (säätiöt), or (iii) religious organisation (uskonnollinen yhdyskunta)

France

Registered as an Association governed by the 1901 law (“Loi de 1901”) and registered in the ‘Journel Officiel des Associations’

French Guiana

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

French Polynesia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Gabon

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Gambia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Georgia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Germany

Registered as a (i) Association (Verein), (ii) Foundation (Stiftung), or (iii) another nonprofit legal entity that possess public benefit such as corporations with tax benefits, (Gemeinnützigkeit), or charitable (Mildtaetigkeit)

Ghana

Registered as (i) charitable organisation, (ii) non-government organisation, (iii) trust, or (iv) company limited by guarantee

Gibraltar

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Greece

Registered as (i) public benefit foundation (κοινωφελη ιδρυματα), (ii) charitable association (φιλανθρωπικών σωματείων), (iii) association, (iv) foundation, (v) civil non-profit companies operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit, or (vi) ecclesiastical and religious communities (εκκλησιαστικές και θρησκευτικές κοινότητες)

Greenland

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Grenada

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Guadeloupe

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Guam

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Guatemala

Organisation must provide Certificate of NPONGO Registration from local Government

Guernsey

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Guinea

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Guinea-Bissau

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Guyana

Organisation must provide Certificate of NPONGO Registration from local Government

Haiti

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Heard & Mcdonald Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Honduras

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, Registration Certificate for Associations, Foundations, PBO from Ministry of Justice/Interior

Hong Kong

Registered as nonprofit entities or trusts established and approved as charitable by the Inland Revenue Department under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance

Hungary

Registered as (i) Associations (egyesületek), (ii) foundations (alapítványok), (iii) nonprofit companies (nonprofit gazdasági társaságok) that have been granted public benefit status by the competent Company Registry Court; or (iv) registered civil beneficiaries (regisztrált civil kedvezményezettek) recognized as eligible to receive 1% of tax paid as defined in Section 4(1)(a) of Act CXXVI of 1996

Iceland

Registered as (i) non-governmental organisations (félagasamtök), (ii) private foundations with an approved charter (sjálfseignastofnanir með staðfesta skipulagsskrá), or (iii) religious and life review organisations (trúfélög og lífsskoðunarfélög)

India

Registered as (i) trusts, (ii) Section 8 (formerly Section 25) companies and hold a valid registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA)

Indonesia

Registered as (i) foundations (yayasan) approved as legal entities by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, (ii) incorporated associations (perkumpulan) approved as legal entities by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, or (iii) societal organisations (organisasi kemasyarakatan) registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs, provincial governor or local authorities

Iraq

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Ireland

Registered as (i) charitable organisations with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA), (ii) an organisation with charitable tax-exemption status with the Revenue Commissioner, (iii) sports bodies with tax exemption, or (iv) companies limited by guarantee and operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit registered on the Companies Registry Office

Isle Of Man

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Israel

Registered as a (i) Association (Amuta), (ii) Public Benefit Foundation, (iii) Public institutions approved for tax exemptions, (iv) Public Endowment organisation or (v) religious endowments

Italy

Registered as a (i) Association (Associazione), (ii) Foundation (Fondazioni), (iii) Social Cooperative (societa cooperativi), (iv) nonprofit social utility organisation (Organizzazione non lucrativa di utilità sociale – ONLUS), (v) international NGO (organizzazioni non governativa – ONG) registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, or (vi) a religious organisation (istituzioni religiose)

Jamaica

Organisation must provide Certificate of NGO Registration “TRN” Number from Ministry of Finance

Japan

Registered as a (i) Public Interest Associations and Foundations (Koueki Shadan Houjin and Koeki Zaidan Houjin) authorised by the Public Interest Commission, (ii) Special Nonprofit Corporations, (tokutei hieiri katsudo hojin) certified by the city government or prefectural government, (iii) Social Welfare Corporations approved by the city government, the prefectural government and/or the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, or (iv) General Incorporated Associations with nonprofit status as recognised in the Corporation Tax Act

Jersey

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Jordan

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof such as Certificate of NGO Registration from Ministry of Social Development, Articles and Memorandum of Association

Kazakhstan

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as NPO Registration Certificate from Minister of Justice, Articles and Memorandum of Association

Kenya

Registered as (i) foundations (fundaciones), (ii) nonprofit corporations (corporaciones sin fines de lucro) or (iii) religious organisations (organizaciones religiosas)

Kiribati

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Korea

Registered to receive tax-deductible donations, including (i) organisations registered in accordance with the Assistance for Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organisations Act (비영리민간단체지원법), (ii) Public Service Corporations (공익법인), (iii) Social Welfare Foundations (공익법인), (iv) Social Cooperatives (사회적협동조합, (v) Social Cooperative Associations (사회적협동조합연합회), and (vi) organisations with Business or District License Codes of ’82’ or ’80’.

Kosovo

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Kuwait

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Kyrgyzstan

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Laos

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Latvia

Registerd as (i) public benefit organisation (sabiedriskā labuma organizācijas), (ii) association (biedrību), (iii) foundation (nodibinājumu), or (iv) religious organisation

Lebanon

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Lesotho

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Liberia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Libya

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Liechtenstein

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Lithuania

Registered as (i) organisation with beneficiary status, (ii) charity and sponsorship fund, (iii) public institution, (iv) association, or (v) religious organisations

Luxembourg

Registered as a (i) public benefit organisation (ii) a non-profit organisation (association sans but lucratif (ASBL), (iii) foundation (fondation d’ utilité publique) as registered with Luxembourg Business Register, (iv) social impact society with 100% impact shares, or (iv) international nonprofit organisation

Macao

Registered as an association (社團) registered with the Identification Services Bureau (身份證明局) with an approved subsidy request from the Social Welfare Bureau, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau or Labour Affairs Bureau

Macedonia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Madagascar

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Malawi

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Malaysia

Registered as a (i) non-governmental organisation eligible for tax deductible gifts, (ii) charitable trust, (iii) youth society, (iv) society operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit, (iv) companies limited by guarantee operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit, (vi) Islamic trust endowment, or (vii) mosque

Maldives

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Mali

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Marshall Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Martinique

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Mauritania

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Mauritius

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Mayotte

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Mexico

Registered as a (i) authorised donee, (ii) CLUNI organisations, (iii) other private charitable or assistance organisation operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit, or (iv) religious association

Micronesia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Moldova

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as NPO/NGO Registration Certificate from Ministry of Justice, Articles and Memorandum of Association

Monaco

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Mongolia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Montenegro

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Montserrat

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Morocco

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Mozambique

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Myanmar

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Namibia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as NGO Registration Certificate from Local Companies Registration Office

Nauru

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Nepal

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Netherlands

Registered as (i) association (verenigingen, (ii) foundation (stichtingen) with public benefit organisation (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling – ANBI) status, or (iii) churches and other religious organisations (kerkgenootschappen en hun zelfstandige onderdelen

New Caledonia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

New Zealand

Registered as a (i) charity with NZ Charities Services, (ii) nonprofit with tax-exemption status with the Inland Revenue or (iii) donee organisation, and located in New Zealand or Tokelau

Nicaragua

Organisation must be Certificate of NPO, Social Benefit Org, Civil Society Org from Junta de Asistencia Privada Juntas de Beneficencia Privada or Indesol

Niger

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as Certificate of NGO Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association

Nigeria

Registered as a (i) nonprofit eligible for tax deductible donations, (ii) association with incorporated trustees of a corporate body, or (iii) company limited by guarantee

Niue

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

North Macedonia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Northern Ireland

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as NICC, charitable tax exemption from HMRC

Northern Mariana Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Norway

Registered as a (i) company (selskaper), (ii) foundation (stiftelser), (iii) association (sammenslutninger), (iv) religious community (livssynssamfunn) eligible to receive tax-deductible donations pursuant to section 6–50 of the Norwegian Tax Act (Lov om skatt av formue og inntekt (Skatteloven), and/or companies, foundations, associations or religious communities registered in the Voluntary Register (Frivillighetsregisteret)

Oman

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Pakistan

Registered as a (i) approved nonprofit organisation (NPO), (ii) association with charitable and not-for-profit purpose (Section 42 Company), (iii) society, (iv) voluntary social welfare agency, or (v) international non-governmental organisation (INGO)

Palau

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Palestine Authority

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as Certificate for Interiors registration from Palestine National Authority Ministry

Panama

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as Certificate of NPO Registration, Civil Association from Ministry of Justice, Federal Registry

Papua New Guinea

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Paraguay

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as Certificate of NPO Registration, Civil from Ministry of Justice/Interior

Peru

Registered as a (i) association or foundation approved for tax-deductible donations, or (ii) an other association, foundation or committee

Philippines

Pitcairn Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Poland

Registered as a (i) Association, (ii) Foundation, (iii) Public Benefit organisation or (iv) religious organisation

Portugal

Registered as a (i) public utility, (ii) private institution of social solidarity, (iii) non‐governmental organisation, (iv) religious organisation or (v) non‐governmental development cooperation organisation

Puerto Rico

Registerd as a nonprofit as recognised by the US Internal Revenue Service as exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and located in Puerto Rico

Qatar

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Réunion

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Romania

Registered as a (i) association, (ii) foundation, (iii) federation or (iv) religious organisation

Russia

Registered as a (i) non‐commercial organisation, or (ii) international noncommercial organisation

Rwanda

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as Certificate of Registration from National Security Service or as NGO from Rwanda Directorate, Articles and Memorandum of Association

Saba

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Saint BarthéLemy

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Saint Kitts And Nevis

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Saint Lucia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Saint Martin

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Saint Pierre And Miquelon

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Samoa

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

San Marino

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

São Tomé And Príncipe

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Saudi Arabia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Scotland

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as OSCR , charitable tax exemption from HMRC

Senegal

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Serbia

Registered as a (i) foundation, (ii) association, (iii) endowment or (iv) organisation eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions as described in Article 15 of the Corporate Profit Tax Law

Seychelles

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Sierra Leone

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Singapore

Registered as a (i) Institution of a Public Character (IPC), (ii) charity, or other organisation operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit, including (iii) charitable trust registered as a body corporate, (iv) society or (v) company limited by guarantee

Sint Eustatius

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Sint Maarten

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Slovakia

Registered as a (i) foundations or non-investment funds registered with the Ministry of Interior, (ii) civil associations registered in the Central Register (except Odborové organizácie a zamestnávateľské organizácie, Združenia s potvrdenou činnosťou and Živnostenské spoločenstvá), (iii) the Slovak Red Cross, or (iv) legal entity established by a church and religious organisation

Slovenia

Registered as a (i) associations, (ii) foundation, (iii) Private Institutes licensed to engage in public benefit services or (iv) religious communities registered with the Ministry of Culture

Solomon Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Somalia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

South Africa

Registered as a (i) Registered Non-Profit Organisation – NPO Act Section 18A,  (ii) Approved Public Organisation, (iii) Voluntary Association, (iv) Nonprofit Trust

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

South Sudan

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Spain

Registered as a (i) Association, (ii) Foundation, (iii) Social Initiative Cooperative, (iv) other nonprofit entities such as sports club or federation, (v) public utility organisation or (vi) religious organisation

Sri Lanka

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

St Helena, Ascension Tristan Da Cunha

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Suriname

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Svalbard

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Swaziland

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Sweden

Registered as a (i) Nonprofit Association (Ideella föreningar), (ii) Foundation (Stiftelser), (iii) tax-exemption organisation or (iv) religious organisation

Switzerland

Registered as a (i) Association in the Swiss Civil Code, (ii) Foundation (stiftung) in the Swiss Civil Code or (iii) tax exempt nonprofit

Taiwan

Registered as a nonprofit with a notarised Certificate of Legal Entity and licensed by a department of the Central Government or relevant local goverment jurisdication

Tajikistan

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Tanzania

Registered as a (i) charitable organisation approved for tax-deductible donation, (ii) non-governmental organisation, or (iii) religious organisation

Thailand

Registerd as a (i) tax-exempt organisation, (ii) public benefit organisation, (iii) foundation, (iv) association, or (vi) foreign NGO

Timor-Leste

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Togo

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Tokelau

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Tonga

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Trinidad And Tobago

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Tunisia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Turkey

Registered as a (i) foundations with tax exempt status, (ii) association, (iii) foundation, or (iv) social cooperative operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit

Turkmenistan

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Turks And Caicos Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Tuvalu

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

U.S. Virgin Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Uganda

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as NGO Registration Statute 1989, NGO registration from Commissioner, Articles and Memorandum of Association

Ukraine

Registered as a (i) charitable organisation, (ii) public association, (iii) religious organisation, or (iv) international nonprofit organisations

United Arab Emirates

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as Certificate of NGO Registration from Local Government

United Kingdom

Registered with the charity regulator in England and Wales (Charity Commission), Northern Ireland (NICC), Scotland (OSCR) or registered with HMRC as tax exempt and Gift Aid eligibility

United States of America

Registered with the US IRS as exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Fiscally sponsored organisations are not eligible.

Uruguay

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as Registration Certificate of Civil Associations, Registered as Tax Exempt from local Government, Certificate of NPO Registration

US Outlying Islands

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Uzbekistan

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Vanuatu

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Vatican City

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Venezuela

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as Registration Certificate of Civil Associations, Registered as Tax Exempt from local Government, Certificate of NPO Registration

Vietnam

Organisation must hold appropriate licence and permit as a (i) Social Relief Establishment, (ii) Charitable Fund (including private foundations), (iii) International NGO (INGO), or (iv) Association or Scientific and Technological Organisation (STO) pursuing charitable activity

Wallis And Futuna

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Western Sahara

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Yemen

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Zambia

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as a nonprofit entity operating for the public good, and hold legal documentation of proof, such as NPO certificate

Zimbabwe

Organisation must be registered with local regulator as nonprofit entity operating for public good, holding legal documentation of proof, such as Certificate of NGO Registration from Local Government, Articles and Memorandum of Association