CharityAPI.org API

How to retrieve an organization's charitable status, search for charities by keyword search terms on charityAPI.org

get
Get Public Charity Status

https://www.charityapi.org/api/public_charity_check/:ein
This endpoint allows you to check whether a given Tax ID number (EIN) is a public charity where tax donations are deductible. Short guide: https://medium.com/@grantmnelsn/charity-api-charityapi-org-723931738774
Request
Response
Request
Path Parameters
ein
required
string
The Employer Identification Number (tax ID number) of the organization.
Headers
apikey
required
string
API key for your account, available at https://charityapi.org/keys
Response
200: OK
Example response where the charity is a 501c3 public charity and tax deductible and registration is current.
{
"data": {
"public_charity": true,
"ein": "474262060"
}
}

get
Search Nonprofits

https://www.charityapi.org/api/organizations/search/:term
Search the ~1.7 million nonprofits (charities and not-for-profits both) known to the IRS by search term. This will search the "name", "sort_name", "city", and "state" fields of the IRS list of charities using fuzzy searching and return organizations sorted by largest first. Usually returns in less than 200ms. Short guide: https://medium.com/@grantmnelsn/charity-api-charityapi-org-search-api-419ef0317f5f
Request
Response
Request
Path Parameters
term
required
string
The search term, url-encoded if necessary.
Headers
apikey
required
string
API key from charityapi.org/keys
Response
200: OK
Returns a list of organizations. If no results it will return an empty list.
{
"data": [
{
"zip": "20006-1631",
"tax_period": 201712,
"subsection": 3,
"street": "1629 K ST NW STE 300",
"status": 1,
"state": "DC",
"sort_name": null,
"ruling": 201602,
"revenue_amt": 81553,
"pf_filing_req_cd": 0,
"organization": 1,
"ntee_cd": "K30",
"name": "MEANS DATABASE INC",
"income_cd": 3,
"income_amt": 81553,
"ico": "% MARIA ROSE BELDING",
"group": 0,
"foundation": 15,
"filing_req_cd": 1,
"ein": "474262060",
"deductibility": 1,
"classification": 1000,
"city": "WASHINGTON",
"asset_cd": 3,
"asset_amt": 31245,
"affiliation": 3,
"activity": 0,
"acct_pd": 12
},
...
]
}