PUBLIC UTILITY FOUNDATIONS AND LEGAL PERSONS

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On this page you will find a number of services aimed at Foundations as well as at obtaining and maintaining the Public Utility status. 

  • Foundations are non-profit legal persons, endowed with sufficient assets and irrevocably allocated to the pursuit of an aim of social interest.
  • The declaration, or status, of Public Utility is attributed to non-profit legal persons - associations, private foundations that have not automatically acquired the status of public utility and, furthermore, certain cooperatives - that pursue aims of general interest in cooperation with the central or local Administration in terms of deserving such distinction from the Administration.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW


Entities declared of public utility

Additional information

Also consult the additional information made available by the Secretaria-Geral da Presidência do Conselho de Ministros (General Secretariat for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers), entity responsible for the processing of requests.

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