The Secretary of State’s Office mailed a letter in January 2016 to all RSA 292 non-profit corporations. It was intended for those non-profit corporations that had previously received notice their corporate charter had been revoked effective January 1. 2016 for failure to file the required renewal form. If your charitable organization did not receive the earlier notice of revocation, this corrective notice does not apply to you. You can check the status of your charitable organization with the Secretary of State here: https://www.sos.nh.gov/corporate/soskb/csearch.asp Remember that the Charitable Trusts Unit’s registration and reporting requirements for charitable organizations are separate and distinct from the Secretary of State’s requirements for RSA 292 corporations.
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In 1943, New Hampshire became the first state in the nation to create a Charitable Trusts Unit. The Charitable Trusts Unit is part of the Office of the Attorney General. The mission of the Charitable Trusts Unit is to protect the public's interest in the property and assets committed to charitable purposes in the State through effective registration, education, and enforcement.
The statute creating the Charitable Trusts Unit (RSA 7:19) provides the Attorney General's Office with all the common law and statutory authority to enforce charitable trust laws. The laws governing charitable trusts in New Hampshire are complex and the Director of Charitable Trusts is responsible for the supervision and enforcement of charitable trusts and charitable solicitations. The Director is a necessary party to all judicial proceedings that affect the purposes of a charitable organization, whether in Probate Court or Superior Court.
In terms of statutory mandates, the principal functions of the Charitable Trusts Unit include:
Contact information for the Charitable Trusts Unit:
Charitable Trusts Unit
Office of the Attorney General
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (603) 271-3591
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