Who uses the Form CRI-150-I?
A charity organization based, operating or soliciting within the State of New Jersey whose gross contributions were $25,001 or greater and/or who used a paid professional fund raiser during the fiscal year, must register with the Division of Consumer Affairs Charities Registration Section. Such charities should use the Form CRI-150-I for initial registration.
What is the purpose of the Form CRI-150-I?
The Form CRI-150-I is a long form registration statement or application for initial registration of the above-mentioned charities.
What documents must accompany the Form CRI-150-I form?
CRI-150-I Long-Term Registration Initial Financial Statement and CRI-150-IC Confidential Information Statement (with signatures) and all statements, lists and attachments as may be required by answers to the form’s questions.
The initial registration also includes copies of the organization's charter, agreement of association, articles of organization, instrument of trust, constitution or other organizational instrument and bylaws, IRS determination letter or IRS 1023 form and the most recently filed IRS Form 990.
What information should be provided?
The organization should provide its full name, mailing address, principal street address, contact information (telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, web site), type of organization.
The organization must answer the following questions and provide explanations, if required:
- Where and when was the organization legally established?
- Does the organization solicit funds under any name or names other than as indicated on line 3 of the form?
- Does the organization intend to solicit contributions from the general public?
- Is the organization authorized by any other state or jurisdiction to solicit contributions?
- Does the organization have affiliates which share the contributions or other revenue it raised in New Jersey?
- What is the charitable purpose or purposes for which the organization was formed?
- What are the specific programs and charitable purposes for which contributions are used?
- Does the organization use an independent paid fund-raiser or fund-raising counsel?
- Does the independent paid fund-raiser or fund-raising counsel have custody, control or access to the organization’s funds?
- Has the organization permitted a charitable sales promotion to be conducted on its behalf by a commercial co-venturer during the fiscal year-end being reported?
- Has the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) determined that the organization is tax exempt under code 501(c)(3)?
- Has the organization ever had its authority to conduct charitable activities denied, suspended, or revoked in any jurisdiction or has the organization ever entered into any voluntary agreement of discontinuance with any governmental entity?
- Has the organization voluntarily entered into an assurance of voluntary compliance or similar order or agreement (including, but not limited to, a settlement of an administrative investigation or proceeding, with or without an admission of liability) with any jurisdiction, state or federal agency or officer?
- Has the organization or any of its present officers, directors, executive personnel or trustees ever been found to have engaged in unlawful practices in the solicitation of contributions or administration of charitable assets or been enjoined from soliciting contributions, or are such proceedings pending in this or any other jurisdiction?
- Has the organization or any of its present officers, directors, trustees or principal salaried executive staff employees ever been convicted of any criminal offense committed in connection with the performance of activities regulated under this act or any criminal or civil offense involving untruthfulness or dishonesty or any criminal offense relating adversely to the registrant’s fitness to perform activities regulated by this act?
- Has the organization or any of its officers, directors, trustees or principal salaried executive staff employees been adjudged liable in any administrative or civil action involving theft, fraud, or deceptive business practices?
For each officer, director, trustee and the five most-highly compensated executive staff employees, the organization has to provide their name, business address, telephone number, relationship and salary.
Where do I send the Form CRI-150-I?
The completed form, enclosures and any attachments should be mailed to the New Jersey Division of Consumer affairs Charities Registration & Investigation Section P.O. Box 45021 Newark, NJ 07101.