To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, DCP has limited on-site staffing at 450 Columbus Blvd. While mail and phone calls will be processed as quickly as possible, we recommend using our online services, or sending an email to the appropriate division/person instead. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Charities Information for Consumers

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  • Look up charities online
    (Note: select the license type "CHARITY" or "PAID SOLICITOR" as appropriate)
  • Current campaigns using Paid Solicitors
    Run a roster of the active campaigns for registered charities that are using registered paid solicitors. If you receive a call from a solicitor for a campaign that is not listed here, please report that to dcp.charitiesenforcement@ct.gov
    Note: To run the roster, follow the instructions; under "Charities", select "Active Fundraising Campaigns by a Paid Solicitor"

Charity Information Resources

  • BBB Wise Giving Alliance (charity ratings)
         4200 Wilson Blvd. 
         Arlington, VA  22203 
         Phone: (703)276-0100
  • American Institute of Philanthropy  (charity ratings)
         3450 Lake Shore Drive 
         P.O. Box 578460 
         Chicago, IL  60657
  • To view IRS financial reports filed by charitable organizations on-line:
        www.guidestar.org
Contact Public Charities:
Frauds Division, Complaint Center
Department of Consumer Protection
450 Columbus Blvd, Ste. 901
Hartford, CT  06103
Telephone: (860) 713-6100
Fax: (860) 707-1971