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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 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

With New Mexico Office of the Attorney General's Electronic Complaint Submission (ECS) application, you can submit your complaint to our office without having to fill out paper forms. If you prefer to fill out a paper form, 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
Charitable Organizations
P.O. Drawer 1508
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508

Phone: (505) 717-3500
Fax: (505) 318-1050​

IRS - Charities & Non-Profits Links

Charitable Solicitations Act

Charitable Solicitations Act

Charitiy Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the Charity FAQ for a list of frequently asked questions regarding registration.

Professional Fundraisers

See professional fundraiser question of the Charity FAQ for infomation regarding professional fundraisers and registration requirements.