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Charitable Solicitations in West Virginia

The West Virginia Charitable Organizations Division registers and regulates charitable organizations, the professional solicitors, and the professional fund-raising counsels with whom they contract to assist in raising funds from the public.

Operation False Charity Press Release

The purposes of the division are to:

  • Protect the people of the state by requiring
    full public disclosure by persons and
    organizations who solicit funds from the
    public; and
  • Prevent deceptive and dishonest statements
    and conduct in the solicitation and reporting
    of such funds in the name of charity.


Required disclosure includes the purposes for which such funds are solicited and how they are actually used.

For any complaints relating to charities, please complete the complaint form.

Visit the links below to learn about registration requirements, disclosure requirements, and enforcement, and to find information useful to contributors, organizations and others.