System Maintenance

Due to scheduled maintenance, the Open Meetings, Lobby Registration Desk and Corporate Filing applications and searches will be unavailable on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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Information for Non-Profit Corporations

Non-Profit Corporations are formed to benefit the public by addressing a community need or furthering a social cause or mission. A non-profit’s earnings cannot be distributed among its members or officers and must only be used in pursuit of its stated purpose.

Non-Profit Basics!

Have a great idea but don’t know where to begin? Be sure to read our Non-Profit Basics for guidance!

Non-Profit Basics

Start Your Business

Start or Register a Non-Profit Corporation

Learn how to start or register a non-profit corporation.

Maintain Your Business

Maintain a Non-Profit Corporation

Learn how to keep your non-profit corporation in good standing.

Maintain Your Business

Close a Non-Profit

Learn how to formally close your non-profit corporation in Rhode Island.