Umbrella Organization Law and Legal Definition

An umbrella organization is a large association of institutions, which coordinates the activities of its member organizations and works to protect their shared interests. Therefore, umbrella organization provides resources and identity to the smaller organizations. The umbrella organization is often responsible for the groups under its care, to some degree. The umbrella organization is usually established when it is found difficult for an institution to carry out activities alone, when a sense of community and support makes institutions derive utility from multilateral and shared activities, when public awareness exists, and when legality for the engaged actions is required.