Charity Check API

Use Candid to validate organizations to ensure donations are 100% compliant with the IRS.

Charity Check API contains over 40 fields to help validate an organization's charitable status.

  • Support grant giving decision making with access to the validation data you need including organization type, deductibility limitations, religious organization status, revocations, and more
  • Seamlessly check compliance across multiple IRS-required databases

Example GET request and response

Charity Check API only accepts GET requests.
    "code": 200,
    "message": "Request was processed successfully!",
    "took": 17,
    "errors": [],
    "data": {
        "organization_id": "6908122",
        "organization_info_last_modified": "2/5/2024 4:50:31 PM",
        "ein": "13-1837418",
        "organization_name": "Candid",
        "organization_name_aka": "The Foundation Center,  Foundation Center, GuideStar, GuideStar USA",
        "address_line1": "32 Old Slip",
        "address_line2": "24th Floor",
        "city": "New York",
        "state": "NY",
        "state_name": "New York",
        "zip": "10005",
        "filing_req_code": "010",
        "charity_check_last_modified": "11/14/2023 12:31:01 PM",
        "pub78_church_message": null,
        "pub78_organization_name": "Candid",
        "pub78_ein": "13-1837418",
        "pub78_verified": "True",
        "pub78_city": "New York",
        "pub78_state": "NY",
        "pub78_indicator": "0",
        "organization_types": [
                "organization_type": "A public charity (50% deductibility limitation).",
                "deductibility_limitation": "50%",
                "deductibility_status_description": "PC"
        "most_recent_pub78": "12/12/2023 12:00:00 AM",
        "most_recent_irb": "2/12/2024 12:00:00 AM",
        "bmf_church_message": null,
        "bmf_organization_name": "CANDID",
        "bmf_ein": "13-1837418",
        "bmf_status": "True",
        "most_recent_bmf": "12/11/2023 12:00:00 AM",
        "bmf_subsection": "03",
        "subsection_description": "501(c)(3) Public Charity",
        "foundation_code": "15",
        "foundation_code_description": "Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public",
        "ruling_month": "06",
        "ruling_year": "1957",
        "adv_ruling_month": "00",
        "adv_ruling_year": "0000",
        "group_exemption": "0000",
        "exempt_status_code": "01",
        "ofac_status": "This organization was not included in the Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals(SDN) list.",
        "revocation_code": "",
        "revocation_date": "",
        "reinstatement_date": "",
        "irs_bmf_pub78_conflict": "False",
        "foundation_509a_status": "Section 509(a)(1) organization as referred to in Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)",
        "irb_organization_id": "",
        "bulletin_number": "",
        "bulletin_url": "",
        "effective_date": "",
        "irb_last_modified": "",
        "report_date": "2/13/2024 2:22:54 PM",
        "foundation_type_code": "PC",
        "foundation_type_description": "Public charity described in section 509(a)(1) or (2)",
        "parent_organizations": []

Learn more

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