The Swedish Fundraising Control is a non profit association. The association was founded in 1980 under the name "Stiftelsen för Insamlingskontroll, SFI", by FAR (The professional institute for authorized public accountants, approved public accountents and other highly qualified professionals in the accountancy sector in Sweden), The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO), The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv), The Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (Saco) and The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO).
These organisations are our members and principals. The Swedish Fundraising Control took over the monotoring of fundraising among the public which since 1943 had been exercised by The Board of Inspection for Enterprises (Näringslivets Granskningsnämnd). 1943 The Board of Inspection for Enterprises entered into an agreement with The The Board of The Royal Post Office which stated that the organisations which The Board of Inspection for Enterprises was monotoring could recive a specific postal giro account with six digits starting with 90. Nowadays we have an agreement with Nordea and the accounts are referred to as PlusGiro. An extra control number has also been added, as to why the 90-accounts of today has seven digits.
Since 2006, Swedish Fundraising Control also has a similar agreement with Bankgirocentralen. Bankgirocentralen is owned by many banks. This means that foundations, non profit associations and religious communities with seven digit PlusGiro accounts and Bankgiro number starting with 90 has been approved and are monitored by us. July the first of 2009 we changed name to The Swedish Fundraising Control.