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File a Complaint

We welcome complaints from people who experience a problem with a charitable or nonprofit organization or a professional fund-raiser for a charity or nonprofit. Complaints from members of the public help us to identify potential violations of Minnesota law and new problems occurring in the nonprofit and charities sectors.

If you would like to file a complaint about a nonprofit or charitable organization or a professional fund-raiser for a charity or nonprofit, please complete the Charity/Nonprofit Report Form by following these steps:

STEP 1: Access the Charity/Nonprofit Report form.

Download PDF. Please click here to download our Charity/Nonprofit Report Form to your computer. After you click the form, it will download to your computer, and Adobe Reader will open it on your screen. You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to view the form. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download it for free at: (External Link) You may also call our Office at (651) 296-3353 or 1-800-657-3787 and we will mail a Charity/Nonprofit Report Form to you.

STEP 2: Complete the form.

Please fill out the Charity/Nonprofit Report Form carefully and provide as much information as possible. In order to fill out and complete the from, you may use your computer keyboard to type your information into each of the fields (the tab key will let you navigate from field to field), then print out the completed form. Otherwise, you may print out a blank form and handwrite your information into each of the fields, or complete it using a typewriter. Attach copies of any necessary documents, such as bills, contracts, canceled checks, correspondence, or advertisements. Please do not send us your original documents.

STEP 3: Sign your name.

All complaints require a written signature.

STEP 4: Mail the form to us.

Mail the completed and signed Charity/Nonprofit Report Form (and any documents) to our Office at the following address

Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 296-3353
TTY: (651) 297-7206
TTY: 1-800-366-4812 :

STEP 5: Our Response.

Our Office will respond to you as quickly as we can after we receive your information. In some cases we may assist you in locating other government agencies that can best address the problem.