The Office of the Attorney General has the duty to protect the interests of all beneficiaries of charities within its jurisdiction. As such, the Consumer Protection Division's Charities Unit oversees charities (except for religious and educational organizations) that operate or solicit contributions in our state. The Division conducts investigations and takes enforcement actions to protect the assets of New Mexico charities, ensures that the assets are used for their intended charitable purposes, as well as protects New Mexicans from unlawful solicitation practices by fundraisers.
In carrying out these charity oversight duties, the Division provides information and assistance to many individuals who serve as directors, officers, volunteers, fundraisers, accountants, and attorneys for charitable organizations. The Division also provides the public with certain information on registered charities and their professional fundraisers.
NM Charities Search
Search the Attorney General's Registry of Charitable Organizations for charitable organizations using the NM Charity Search website.
Most New Mexico charities and private foundations must electronically register and file annual financial reports with the Office of the Attorney General. Charitable organizations which exist, solicit or operate in New Mexico are required to register and file a report annually, with the exception of educational institutions and religious organizations. Private Foundations are considered charitable organizations and must register as well.
Charitable Organization Complaints
If you have reason to file a complaint against a charitable organization, you may do so by filling out and submitting the Charitable Organization Complaint Form.
If you need information you cannot find here, or would like to request brochures or publications, you may contact us at:
Office of The Attorney General
P.O. Drawer 1508
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508
Phone: (505) 827-6000
Fax: (505) 827-5826