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Financial and Other Information About Charities
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Supervision of Charitable Trusts
Consumer Alerts & Advice for Donors
How to Contact the Charitable Trust Section

Financial and Other Information About Charities

The Charitable Trust Section functions for Michigan citizens as a repository of financial and other information about charities they may want to support. At any one time there are more than 6,000 charities registered with the Attorney General's Charitable Trust Section. Most charities soliciting contributions in Michigan are required to register with the Charitable Trust Section. One of the goals of the Attorney General is to help educate the public and to assist them in making wise choices about what charities to support. For more information and a list of the kinds of questions citizens should ask before contributing to a charity, read Wise Charitable Giving Guide.

If you have questions about a charity, call the Charitable Trust Section at 517-373-1152.

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Financial and Other Information About Police and Fire Groups

Police and fire fighter groups that solicit in Michigan are required to register with the Attorney General.  Most of the police and fire fighter groups are not charities.  To learn more about these groups and their solicitations, see our article Police and Fire Solicitations...What You Should Know.

If you have questions or would like financial information about a public safety organization, call the Charitable Trust Section at 800-769-4515.

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Supervision of Charitable Trusts

Most organizations that hold charitable assets in Michigan must be registered with the Charitable Trust Section. Over 13,000 organizations, private foundations and trusts are registered with the Attorney General's office, accounting for billions of dollars of charitable assets. For more information on the law and how it applies to organizations, read How and Why The Michigan Attorney General Supervises Charitable Trusts. This information also helps answer questions for attorneys who assist individuals or groups in forming private or public foundations or charitable organizations.

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Consumer Alerts & Advice for Donors

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How to Contact the Charitable Trust Section

Charitable Trust Section
P.O. Box 30214
Lansing, MI 48909-7714
Questions About Charities, call 517-373-1152
Questions About Police or Fire Organizations, call 800-769-4515
Email:  ct_email@mi.gov

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