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Charitable Trusts (CT) Forms

  • CT-1 Form, pdf
    Initial Registration Form
    This form is required from all charities that are registering with the Attorney General's Registry of Charitable Trusts for the first time.

  • Initial Registration Guide, pdf
    General Guide for Initial Registration
    This is a guide for charities that are completing initial registration with the Attorney General's Registry of Charitable Trusts

  • RRF-1 Form, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Registration/Renewal Reports
    Disclosure reporting form for use by every public benefit corporation required to renew their registration with the Attorney General's Registry of Charitable Trusts. Form RRF-1 must be filed annually within four months and fifteen days after the end of an organization's accounting period. The RRF-1 is a fillable form.

  • CT-694 Form, pdf
    Annual Financial Solicitation Report
    For use by a charity that solicits for charitable purposes, (1) collects more than 50% of its annual income and more than $1 million in charitable contributions from donors in California during the previous calendar year, and (2) spent more than 25% of its annual income on non-program activities as defined in Business and Professions Code section 17510.9.

  • CT-9 Form, pdf
    Complaint Form
    For use by individuals who wish to file a complaint against a charity or other public benefit corporation.

  • Instructions, pdf
    Dissolving a Nonprofit Corporation
    Specific steps are required to dissolve a nonprofit corporation and handle remaining funds held in trust.

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Commercial Fundraiser (CF) Forms

  • CT-1CF Form, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Annual Registration Form
    For use by commercial fundraisers prior to soliciting any funds in California for charitable purposes.

  • CT-2CF Form, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Annual Financial Report – Commercial Fundraisers
    Disclosure reporting form for use by every commercial fundraiser to report funds or assets received as a result of a solicitation for charitable purposes.

  • CT-2TCF Form, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Annual Financial Report – Thrift Stores
    Disclosure reporting form for use by thrift stores that have obtained a majority of their inventory for sale through donations or by purchase.

  • CT-2VCF Form, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Annual Financial Report – Vehicle Donations
    Disclosure reporting form for use by every commercial fundraiser who solicits donations of vehicles for charitable purposes.

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  • CT-3CF Form, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Annual Registration Form – Fundraising Counsel
    For use by every fundraising counsel for charitable purposes in California prior to managing, advising, counseling, consulting or preparing materials for solicitation.

  • CT-4CF Form, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Surety Bond Form
    Commercial fundraisers must submit the original copy of a surety bond or a cash deposit with each registration application.

  • CT-5CF Form, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Annual Registration – Commercial Coventurer
    For use by commercial coventurers prior to representing to the public that the purchase or use of an item will benefit a charitable purpose.

  • CT-6CF Form, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Commercial Coventurer for Charitable Purposes Annual Financial Report
    Every commercial coventurer for charitable purposes registered in California must file an annual financial report with the Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts on behalf of each charitable organization for which donations were solicited during the preceding calendar year.

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  • CT-8CF Form, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Commercial Fundraisers Deposit by Assignment
    Each application for registration as a commercial fundraiser must be accompanied by a cash deposit or surety bond.

  • CT-9CF Form, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Commercial Fundraisers Receipt for Notice of Assessment in Lieu of Surety Bond
    Each application for registration as a commercial fundraiser must be accompanied by a cash deposit or surety bond.

  • CT-10CF Form, pdf
    Notice of Intent To Solicit For Charitable Purposes - Commercial Fundraiser
    For use by commercial fundraisers for charitable purposes to provide 10 working days' notice prior to the commencement of each solicitation campaign, event, or service, in accordance with Govt. Code sec. 12599(h).

  • CT-11CF Form, pdf
    Notice of Intent To Solicit For Charitable Purposes - Fundraising Counsel
    For use by fundraising counsel to provide 10 working days' notice prior to the commencement of the performance of any service for a charitable organization, in accordance with Govt. Code sec. 12599.1(e).

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Nonprofit Raffle Program (NRP) Forms

  • Checklist, pdf
    Nonprofit Raffles
    Checklist for nonprofit organizations seeking to hold charitable raffles.

  • CT-NRP-1, pdf
    Nonprofit Raffle Registration Form
    Each nonprofit organization that intends to conduct a raffle during a year (September 1 through August 31) must complete and submit a raffle registration form.

    Please note: If an organization intends to conduct a raffle in September, the application must be submitted in advance, giving sufficient time for processing by the Registry. The Registry does not confirm receipt of raffle registration forms. An organization that wants confirmation that the Registry has received a form must send the mail to the Registry "certified receipt requested." You must obtain a confirmation letter from the Registry of Charitable Trusts prior to conducting any raffle activities. This includes selling tickets to an event that will be held in the future. If you wish to conduct the drawing after September 1 of any year, but you wish to sell tickets prior to September 1 of that year, you must register for both years.

  • CT-NRP-2, pdf
    Nonprofit Raffle Report
    Please note: A nonprofit corporation that has registered to conduct raffles must file a single aggregate report for all raffles held during the reporting year. This is a change in procedure based on amendment to the regulations implementing section 320.5 of the Penal Code. Prior to amendment of these regulations, a separate report was required for each raffle held.

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Internal Revenue Service Forms

  • Form 990, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Form 990 (Organization Exempt from Income Tax)
    Financial return of organizations with gross receipts of more than $100,000 and total assets of over $250,000 at the end of the year.

  • Form 990-EZ, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Form 990-EZ (Short Form)
    Financial return of tax-exempt organizations with gross receipts of less than $100,000 and total assets of less than $250,000.

  • Form 990-PF, pdf   Instructions, pdf
    Form 990-PF (Private Foundation)
    Financial return of private foundations to report charitable distributions and activities.

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Forms Request

Change in Raffle Reporting Requirements

Please note: A single aggregate report for all raffles held during the reporting year is due on or before October 1st. The Nonprofit Raffle Report (Form CT-NRP-2) must be used by all organizations. Precise record-keeping is required as reports that include estimates of proceeds and expenses will not be accepted for filing. Organizations that host raffles as part of a larger fundraising event must maintain a record of raffle proceeds and expenses separate from all other event monies: only raffle proceeds and expenses on Form CT-NRP-2.

Filing a Complaint

Have a complaint against a charity? Please use our complaint form, pdf. Mail the completed form and any attachments to:

  • Registry of Charitable Trusts
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • P.O. Box 903447
  • Sacramento, CA 94203-4470

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