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 and Environmental Protection Division oversees charitable organizations (501(c)(3)s and organizations that identify themselves to the public as having a charitable purpose; except for religious and educational organizations, as defined in the Charitable Solicitations Act that exist, 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, and 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.
Office of The Attorney General
P.O. Drawer 1508
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508
If you prefer to fill out a paper form, you may do so by filling out and submitting the Charitable Organization Complaint Form.
Charity Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the Charity FAQ for a list of frequently asked questions regarding registration.
Charitable Solicitations Act
See professional fundraiser question of the Charity FAQ for infomation regarding professional fundraisers and registration requirements.