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Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for a Charitable Games license, your organization must be:

  • Be organized as a non-profit group.
  • Be incorporated in the District of Columbia as a non-profit.
  • Have 20 active members (10 if senior citizen's group).
  • Be authorized by its Constitution, Charter, Articles of Incorporation or By-Laws to further a lawful purpose in the District of Columbia.
  • Operate without profit to its members.
  • Have been in existence not less than one year preceding license application date.
  • Be incorporated in Maryland or Virginia as a non-profit group, meet licensing requirements of respective jurisdiction and guarantee that 30% or more of net proceeds are contributed to eligible DC organizations or programs. (FOR RAFFLES ONLY)