Charity Organizations in Nigeria
Charity Organisations in Nigeria is quite different from NGOs, that is to say Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs). In the previous posts we’ve discussed the meaning of NGOs and also lists of NGOs in Nigeria wasn’t not left undiscussed.
Here in this post we shall bring the meaning of Charity organizations in Nigeria to limelight and also put a searchlight on the lists of Charity organizations in Nigeria.
What is Charity organization?
Charitable organizations are a kind of business or organisation that is part of non-profit organization (NPO) category.
Charity organisation may be defined as a kind of entity or organisation focused on religious, educational or other public interest activities (such as Human Right Activist) that are philanthropic in nature.
It is patinent to know that, Charity organisations in Nigeria are sometimes regarded as charity or foundation, which can either be public or private.
The legal definition of what constitutes a charitable organisation varies according to its country of origin, depending on the location or country in which the charitable organization operates.
- Private charities or Non-Operating Foundations
As said earlier, some charity organizations in Nigeria operate as private foundations that obtain their principal funding and finance through a corporation, family, individual or other single financial source that does not seek or request public funding.
Private foundations usually use endowment funds to provide grants to outside or affiliated organizations that support the foundation objectives.
- Public Charities or Operating Foundations
Public, operating foundations or charities usually receive grants from the government, private foundations and individuals, they are financed and managed by the government and its agencies
Although some public charities may engage in grant making activities, the majority of them are concerned with tax-exempt activities.
- The procedures for forming the various kinds of charity organizations in Nigeria vary from state to state, as well as other countries and regions within them.
- Registration and filing requirements for entities that engage in charitable activities and solicit contributions are also determined by its originating state or region.
- Charitable organizations must comply with federal tax relief guidelines, as specified by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and State Internal Revenue Service (SIRS).
- For a charitable organization to qualify as tax exempt in Nigeria, it must refrain from certain activities, such as political campaign and candidate fundraising, and earnings may not benefit any individual.
- Mind you, charity organizations in Nigeria are not profit Oriented. That is, they are not set up for profit making purpose.
Activities of Charity Organizations in Nigeria
Kinds of charitable organizations engage in activities such as;
- Offering relief for the poor, distressed or underserved
- Religious enhancement
- Educational funding
- Creation and management of monuments, public buildings or works
- Offering social services
- Lessening government burden
- Combating community deterioration
- Also, the defense of public safety, children, civil rights, and elimination of prejudice and discrimination are some other social activities that charities concern.
13 CommentsAdd a Comment
please, am desperately in need of a job as I graduated 2007 from UNIBEN with a second class lower in Banking and Finance
I need support from any Islamic charity organization for my education. Now I’ve gotten admission in university but no money for sponsor. Looking forward to any reply please to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Thanks!
Can you help me with the address and email of the EFCC office in lagos
Warm greetings to you all, please need help urgently. I’m given a guarantee passport into a foreign university to furthermore for my masters, but as a graduated I wasn’t unable to secure a job and I’ve been admitted by the school but not financially bold to finance myself. Please I really need your assistance
Good day, pls I need a financial assistance to secure a ŕoom apartment for myself and my kids. account number: 2085616525 zenith bank. thanks so much
Good evening to the kind hearted people here,please I need some amount of money to clear the fees I owe in school because a new session starts as soon as corona virus is over…. please I really need help.thanks alot in advance….0109283244,gtb
Good morning my problem is that I’m looking for money to buy my school provision, fissabilalah pls … 0047489348, union bank. May Allah grant whom do ever pray and help me with a jannah
Good day and warm greetings.
I’m a private school teacher in Nigeria.
During the lockdown (March – September) we were not paid and this affected my badly. Around August this year, my house rent expired and up till now I have not been able to pay. The most critical part of it is that my landlord is threatening to send us packing by the end of November, 2020 if we were unable to pay.
Please I’m soliciting for your support financially. (N250,000)
I don’t want to steal or get involved in any vice. Please, don’t allow us to be embarrassed.
My account number ;0139004408
God bless your organization.
Hello nice Charity,
I Want u to Beleive me and also have mercy and Help me as fast this week, i ‘m a youngman of 41s who live in Adamawa state, i survive 43 Farmers Slaughtered by Boko Haram and i ‘m now Starving together with village children, plz i need #900,000 to Start a Trade to get income, my Acc no is 2111352523 Ecobank Nigeria, my name is George Abasilim. I beleive u have help me so that i can join in Donation.
Can u Offer me, national Charity and avoid Racism here in Anambra
state, b/c things are very difficult to Survive, i ‘m a youngman of
40s, i have a shop to start Trade but i need Help of N750,000 as
Capital to start and generate income to survive.
Plz Beleive me and Help me this month.
I’m Starving Seriously daily due to bad Governmemt here in Country,
including Terrible Starving Children here Village Anambra .Can u Help
me this month ?
Below is my Bank Details.
Acc no 2111352523 Ecobank my name is George Abasilim
My Address: no 11 Nkpor road Anambra.
Below is my photos
……..i will be glad as u help me month. and i will join in Donation
to Help others.
I NEED HELP TO COMPLETE MY FARM PROJECT
Hello nice charity my name is destiny please I need a financial support to start up a small business so I can be able to take care of my family we are in need please.this my account details, account number: 0391064750 Ecobank.Thank you