New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

Welcome to the Charitable Trusts Unit

In 1943, New Hampshire became the first state to create an office dedicated to the oversight of charitable trusts and organizations. Today the mission of the Charitable Trusts Unit (CTU) is to protect the public's interest in the organizations and assets committed to charitable purposes in New Hampshire. We do this through effective registration, education and enforcement.

What's New?

Serenity Place Report Released Portable Document Format Symbol

The Attorney General has released a report concerning the circumstances that led to the closure of Serenity Place, a Manchester-based charitable organization that provided substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. The report explains why this thirty year old nonprofit ran out of cash, was then placed in receivership, and now is in bankruptcy court liquidation. The report reaches conclusions about the performance of the board of directors and management.

Electronic filing has arrived!

See which forms are available to file online on our CTU Forms page.

Operation Donate with Honor

New Hampshire joins the Federal Trade Commission in enforcement actions and an education campaign to crack down on fraudulent veterans charity schemes.

New Hampshire Resources...

Keep up with What's Happening in the Charitable Sector…

General Materials about Charities

link to Secretary of State, Corporation Division
Secretary of State - Corporations

link to Department of Revenue Administration, Municipal Bureau
DRA Municipal Services

link to Internal Revenue Service, Exempt Organizations
IRS Exempt Organizations

Portable Document Format Symbol Portable Document Format (.pdf). Visit for a list of free .pdf readers for a variety of operating systems.

Charitable Trusts Unit
New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3591