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Charitable Law by the Numbers

2/27/2020
The Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section had a busy year in 2019 working with charities providing valuable services for their communities. There were 3,696 charities that made first-time filings with the section, and 425 charities dissolved during the year. The total number of organizations contained in the charitable registration database is 54,608.
 
The public can access the database through the Research Charities function on the Attorney General’s web page to determine, among other things, if a specific organization is properly registered to do business in Ohio at https://charitableregistration.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Charities/Research-Charities.aspx.
 
Exclusively religious organizations are exempted from this requirement. An Excel spreadsheet provides information on all filings made within a 12-month period which can be downloaded from the Research Charities page by clicking Charity Registration Filings in the left-hand column on that page.
 
The section issued bingo licenses to 1,817 organizations covering 3,802 locations. There were 681 professional solicitation campaigns conducted last year by 102 registered solicitors.