Complaints

If you have a complaint concerning a charitable corporation, trust or other nonprofit organization, please complete the complaint form that is posted below.

The Charities Bureau has jurisdiction to investigate complaints that involve 1) wrongdoing by such organizations; 2) fraudulent or misleading solicitation and improper expenditure of money for charitable purposes; and 3) improper activities of executors, administrators, trustees and personal representatives responsible for honoring gifts or bequests to a charity. The Charities Bureau generally does not become involved in governance disputes within nonprofit organizations. The Bureau also responds to general inquiries concerning matters within its jurisdiction. Please send such inquiries to charities.bureau@ag.ny.gov

All complaints received by the Charities Bureau are reviewed thoroughly to determine whether or not any action by the Attorney General is warranted.