Charity Check example responses

Preview response examples to see different charity check scenarios. For additional information on the data returned, see the detailed guide Interpret Charity Check Data Fields.

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Notable fields

The fields that are key to validating each scenario are indicated with a comment /see here/

Example organization that would pass a Charity Check screening

{ 
  "code": 200, 
  "message": "Request was processed successfully!", 
  "took": 16, 
  "errors": [], 
  "data": { 
    "organization_id": "7794876", 
    "organization_info_last_modified": "5/14/2020 3:44:01 PM", 
    "ein": "53-0242652", 
    "organization_name": "Nature Conservancy, Inc.", 
    "organization_name_aka": "The Nature Conservancy", 
    "address_line1": "4245 N Fairfax Dr", 
    "address_line2": "Ste 100", 
    "city": "Arlington", 
    "state": "VA", 
    "state_name": "Virginia", 
    "zip": "22203", 
    "filing_req_code": "010", 
    "charity_check_last_modified": "5/14/2020 3:42:08 PM", 
    "pub78_church_message": null, 
    "pub78_organization_name": "Nature Conservancy", 
    "pub78_ein": "53-0242652", 
    "pub78_verified": "True", 
    "pub78_city": "Arlington", 
    "pub78_state": "VA", 
    "pub78_indicator": "0", 
    "organization_types": [ 
      { 
        "organization_type": "Generally, a central organization holding a group exemption letter, whose subordinate units covered by the group exemption are also eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions, even though they are not separately listed (deductibility limitation dependent on various factors).", 
        "deductibility_limitation": "Depends on various factors", 
        "deductibility_status_description": "GROUP" 
      } 
    ], 
    "most_recent_pub78": "5/11/2020 4:00:00 AM", 
    "most_recent_irb": "5/18/2020 12:00:00 AM", 
    "bmf_church_message": null, 
    "bmf_organization_name": "NATURE CONSERVANCY", 
    "bmf_ein": "53-0242652", 
    "bmf_status": "True", 
    "most_recent_bmf": "5/11/2020 4:00:00 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": "03", 
    "ruling_year": "1954", 
    "adv_ruling_month": "00", 
    "adv_ruling_year": "0000", 
    "group_exemption": "1251", 
    "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": "5/21/2020 5:56:41 PM", 
    "foundation_type_code": "PC", 
    "foundation_type_description": "Public charity described in section 509(a)(1) or (2)", 
    "parent_organizations": [] 
  } 
}

Example organization that was automatically revoked

{ 
              code": 200, 
              "message": "Request was processed successfully!", 
              "took": 10, 
              "errors": [], 
              "data": { 
                "organization_id": "6802268", 
                "organization_info_last_modified": "5/14/2020 3:44:01 PM", 
                "ein": "00-0267075", 
                "organization_name": "International Association of Lions Clubs", 
                "organization_name_aka": "BRUNSWICK GATEWAY                  ", 
                "address_line1": "3324 Kelwin Ave", 
                "address_line2": "", 
                "city": "Brunswick", 
                "state": "GA", 
                "state_name": "Georgia", 
                "zip": "31520", 
                "filing_req_code": "020", 
                "charity_check_last_modified": "5/14/2020 3:42:08 PM", 
                "pub78_church_message": null, 
                "pub78_organization_name": "", 
                "pub78_ein": "", 
                "pub78_verified": "False", 
                "pub78_city": "", 
                "pub78_state": "", 
                "pub78_indicator": "", 
                "organization_types": null, 
                "most_recent_pub78": "", 
                "most_recent_irb": "5/26/2020 12:00:00 AM", 
                "bmf_church_message": null, 
                "bmf_organization_name": "", 
                "bmf_ein": "", 
                "bmf_status": "False", 
                "most_recent_bmf": "5/11/2020 4:00:00 AM", 
                "bmf_subsection": "", 
                "subsection_description": "", 
                "foundation_code": "", 
                "foundation_code_description": "", 
                "ruling_month": "", 
                "ruling_year": "", 
                "adv_ruling_month": "", 
                "adv_ruling_year": "", 
                "group_exemption": "", 
                "exempt_status_code": "", 
                "ofac_status": "This organization was not included in the Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals(SDN) list.", 
   /*see here*/ "revocation_code": "F", 
   /*see here*/ "revocation_date": "11/15/2010 5:00:00 AM", 
                "reinstatement_date": "", 
                "irs_bmf_pub78_conflict": "False", 
                "foundation_509a_status": "", 
                "irb_organization_id": "", 
                "bulletin_number": "", 
                "bulletin_url": "", 
                "effective_date": "", 
                "irb_last_modified": "", 
                "report_date": "5/27/2020 9:27:22 PM", 
                "foundation_type_code": "Not Available", 
                "foundation_type_description": "Code cannot be determined due to insufficient data.", 
                "parent_organizations": [] 
              } 
            }

Example organization that was automatically revoked, then reinstated

{
                "code": 200,
                "message": "Request was processed successfully!",
                "took": 13,
                "errors": [],
                "data": {
                    "organization_id": "9261139",
                    "organization_info_last_modified": "10/11/2021 4:03:16 PM",
                    "ein": "01-0280026",
                    "organization_name": "Maple Grove Cemetery Corporation",
                    "organization_name_aka": "",
                    "address_line1": "136 Rebel Hill Rd",
                    "address_line2": "",
                    "city": "Islesboro",
                    "state": "ME",
                    "state_name": "Maine",
                    "zip": "04848",
                    "filing_req_code": "020",
                    "charity_check_last_modified": "10/11/2021 4:01:07 PM",
                    "pub78_church_message": null,
                    "pub78_organization_name": "Maple Grove Cemetery Corporation",
                    "pub78_ein": "01-0280026",
                    "pub78_verified": "True",
                    "pub78_city": "Islesboo",
                    "pub78_state": "ME",
                    "pub78_indicator": "0",
                    "organization_types": [
                        {
                            "organization_type": "An organization described in section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code other than a public charity or a private foundation (deductibility limitation dependent on various factors).",
                            "deductibility_limitation": "Depends on various factors",
                            "deductibility_status_description": "EO"
                        }
                    ],
                    "most_recent_pub78": "10/11/2021 4:00:00 AM",
                    "most_recent_irb": "10/25/2021 12:00:00 AM",
                    "bmf_church_message": null,
                    "bmf_organization_name": "MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY CORPORATION",
                    "bmf_ein": "01-0280026",
                    "bmf_status": "True",
                    "most_recent_bmf": "10/11/2021 4:00:00 AM",
                    "bmf_subsection": "13",
                    "subsection_description": "501(c)(13) Cemetery Companies",
                    "foundation_code": "00",
                    "foundation_code_description": "All organizations except 501(c)(3)",
                    "ruling_month": "08",
                    "ruling_year": "2013",
                    "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.",
        /*see here*/"revocation_code": "R",
        /*see here*/"revocation_date": "5/15/2010 4:00:00 AM",
        /*see here*/"reinstatement_date": "8/1/2013 4:00:00 AM",
                    "irs_bmf_pub78_conflict": "False",
                    "foundation_509a_status": "Only applies to 501(c)(3) public charities",
                    "irb_organization_id": "",
                    "bulletin_number": "",
                    "bulletin_url": "",
                    "effective_date": "",
                    "irb_last_modified": "",
                    "report_date": "10/28/2021 10:36:37 PM",
                    "foundation_type_code": "NC",
                    "foundation_type_description": "Non-charity (not 501(c)(3))",
                    "parent_organizations": []
                }
            }

Example organization that was listed on the IRS Internal Revenue Bulletin

{
                    "code": 200,
                    "message": "Request was processed successfully!",
                    "took": 61,
                    "errors": [],
                    "data": {
                        "organization_id": "8368373",
                        "organization_info_last_modified": "10/11/2021 4:03:16 PM",
                        "ein": "92-0115914",
                        "organization_name": "Fairbanks Outboard Association Inc",
                        "organization_name_aka": "",
                        "address_line1": "PO Box 81594",
                        "address_line2": "",
                        "city": "Fairbanks",
                        "state": "AK",
                        "state_name": "Alaska",
                        "zip": "99708",
                        "filing_req_code": "020",
                        "charity_check_last_modified": "10/11/2021 4:01:07 PM",
                        "pub78_church_message": null,
                        "pub78_organization_name": "",
                        "pub78_ein": "",
                        "pub78_verified": "False",
                        "pub78_city": "",
                        "pub78_state": "",
                        "pub78_indicator": "",
                        "organization_types": null,
                        "most_recent_pub78": "",
                        "most_recent_irb": "10/25/2021 12:00:00 AM",
                        "bmf_church_message": null,
                        "bmf_organization_name": "",
                        "bmf_ein": "",
                        "bmf_status": "False",
                        "most_recent_bmf": "10/11/2021 4:00:00 AM",
                        "bmf_subsection": "",
                        "subsection_description": "",
                        "foundation_code": "",
                        "foundation_code_description": "",
                        "ruling_month": "",
                        "ruling_year": "",
                        "adv_ruling_month": "",
                        "adv_ruling_year": "",
                        "group_exemption": "",
                        "exempt_status_code": "",
                        "ofac_status": "This organization was not included in the Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals(SDN) list.",
                        "revocation_code": "F",
                        "revocation_date": "5/15/2010 4:00:00 AM",
                        "reinstatement_date": "10/1/2014 4:00:00 AM",
                        "irs_bmf_pub78_conflict": "False",
                        "foundation_509a_status": "",
            /*see here*/"irb_organization_id": "41560",
            /*see here*/"bulletin_number": "2020-05",
            /*see here*/"bulletin_url": "https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb20-05.pdf",
            /*see here*/"effective_date": "1/27/2020 5:00:00 AM",
            /*see here*/"irb_last_modified": "1/24/2020 7:28:21 PM",
                        "report_date": "10/29/2021 3:23:42 PM",
                        "foundation_type_code": "Not Available",
                        "foundation_type_description": "Code cannot be determined due to insufficient data.",
                        "parent_organizations": []
                    }
                }

Example organization that is on the OFAC list

{ 
                "code": 200, 
                "message": "Request was processed successfully!", 
                "took": 11, 
                "errors": [], 
                "data": { 
                  "organization_id": "7479013", 
                  "organization_info_last_modified": "5/14/2020 3:44:01 PM", 
                  "ein": "36-3823186", 
                  "organization_name": "Benevolence International Foundation", 
                  "organization_name_aka": "", 
                  "address_line1": "9838 S Roberts Rd Ste 1w", 
                  "address_line2": "", 
                  "city": "Palos Hills", 
                  "state": "IL", 
                  "state_name": "Illinois", 
                  "zip": "60465", 
                  "filing_req_code": "010", 
                  "charity_check_last_modified": "5/22/2020 12:04:54 PM", 
                  "pub78_church_message": null, 
                  "pub78_organization_name": "", 
                  "pub78_ein": "", 
                  "pub78_verified": "False", 
                  "pub78_city": "", 
                  "pub78_state": "", 
                  "pub78_indicator": "", 
                  "organization_types": null, 
                  "most_recent_pub78": "", 
                  "most_recent_irb": "5/26/2020 12:00:00 AM", 
                  "bmf_church_message": null, 
                  "bmf_organization_name": "", 
                  "bmf_ein": "", 
                  "bmf_status": "False", 
                  "most_recent_bmf": "5/11/2020 4:00:00 AM", 
                  "bmf_subsection": "", 
                  "subsection_description": "", 
                  "foundation_code": "", 
                  "foundation_code_description": "", 
                  "ruling_month": "", 
                  "ruling_year": "", 
                  "adv_ruling_month": "", 
                  "adv_ruling_year": "", 
                  "group_exemption": "", 
                  "exempt_status_code": "", 
      /*see here*/"ofac_status": "This organization's tax exemption has been suspended under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(p). Contributions to this organization during its 501(p) suspension are not deductible.\r\n\r\nThis organization has been designated by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control as supporting or engaging in terrorist activity. All financial transactions with this organization by residents of the United States, or within the borders of the United States, are prohibited. <a href=\"https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Pages/default.aspx\" title=\"Learn more\" target=\"_blank\">Learn more</a>", 
                  "revocation_code": "", 
                  "revocation_date": "", 
                  "reinstatement_date": "", 
                  "irs_bmf_pub78_conflict": "False", 
                  "foundation_509a_status": "", 
                  "irb_organization_id": "", 
                  "bulletin_number": "", 
                  "bulletin_url": "", 
                  "effective_date": "", 
                  "irb_last_modified": "", 
                  "report_date": "5/27/2020 9:22:44 PM", 
                  "foundation_type_code": "Not Available", 
                  "foundation_type_description": "Code cannot be determined due to insufficient data.", 
                  "parent_organizations": [] 
                } 
              }

Example organization that is a religious organization

{ 
                  "code": 200, 
                  "message": "Request was processed successfully!", 
                  "took": 9, 
                  "errors": [], 
                  "data": { 
                    "organization_id": "6802280", 
                    "organization_info_last_modified": "5/14/2020 3:44:01 PM", 
                    "ein": "00-0846590", 
                    "organization_name": "Evangelical Christian Fellowship Igreja Crista Evangelica Inc", 
                    "organization_name_aka": "", 
                    "address_line1": "190 Cherry St", 
                    "address_line2": "", 
                    "city": "Fall River", 
                    "state": "MA", 
                    "state_name": "Massachusetts", 
                    "zip": "02720", 
                    "filing_req_code": "060", 
                    "charity_check_last_modified": "5/14/2020 3:42:08 PM", 
        /*see here*/"pub78_church_message": "This organization is a church or religious organization. Churches and religious organizations qualify for exemption from federal income tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3) and are generally eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.", 
                    "pub78_organization_name": "", 
                    "pub78_ein": "", 
                    "pub78_verified": "False", 
                    "pub78_city": "", 
                    "pub78_state": "", 
                    "pub78_indicator": "", 
                    "organization_types": null, 
                    "most_recent_pub78": "", 
                    "most_recent_irb": "5/26/2020 12:00:00 AM", 
        /*see here*/"bmf_church_message": "This organization is a church or religious organization. Churches and religious organizations qualify for exemption from federal income tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3) and are generally eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.", 
                    "bmf_organization_name": "", 
                    "bmf_ein": "", 
                    "bmf_status": "False", 
                    "most_recent_bmf": "5/11/2020 4:00:00 AM", 
                    "bmf_subsection": "", 
                    "subsection_description": "", 
                    "foundation_code": "", 
                    "foundation_code_description": "", 
                    "ruling_month": "", 
                    "ruling_year": "", 
                    "adv_ruling_month": "", 
                    "adv_ruling_year": "", 
                    "group_exemption": "", 
                    "exempt_status_code": "", 
                    "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": "", 
                    "irb_organization_id": "", 
                    "bulletin_number": "", 
                    "bulletin_url": "", 
                    "effective_date": "", 
                    "irb_last_modified": "", 
                    "report_date": "5/27/2020 9:25:55 PM", 
                    "foundation_type_code": "Not Available", 
                    "foundation_type_description": "Code cannot be determined due to insufficient data.", 
                    "parent_organizations": [] 
                  } 
                }

Example organization with an IRS BMF/Pub 78 conflict

{ 
              "code": 200, 
              "message": "Request was processed successfully!", 
              "took": 9, 
              "errors": [], 
              "data": { 
                "organization_id": "9406662", 
                "organization_info_last_modified": "5/27/2020 6:50:28 PM", 
                "ein": "46-4556468", 
                "organization_name": "PLUSONEPLUSONEPLUSONE", 
                "organization_name_aka": "PLUS1", 
                "address_line1": "1459 18th Street Box 348", 
                "address_line2": "", 
                "city": "San Francisco", 
                "state": "CA", 
                "state_name": "California", 
                "zip": "94107", 
                "filing_req_code": "010", 
                "charity_check_last_modified": "5/22/2020 12:04:54 PM", 
                "pub78_church_message": null, 
                "pub78_organization_name": "Plusoneplusoneplusone", 
                "pub78_ein": "46-4556468", 
                "pub78_verified": "True", 
                "pub78_city": "San Francisco", 
                "pub78_state": "CA", 
                "pub78_indicator": "0", 
                "organization_types": [ 
                  { 
                    "organization_type": "A private foundation (30% deductibility limitation, generally).", 
                    "deductibility_limitation": "30% (generally)", 
                    "deductibility_status_description": "PF" 
                  } 
                ], 
                "most_recent_pub78": "5/11/2020 4:00:00 AM", 
                "most_recent_irb": "5/26/2020 12:00:00 AM", 
                "bmf_church_message": null, 
                "bmf_organization_name": "PLUSONEPLUSONEPLUSONE", 
                "bmf_ein": "46-4556468", 
                "bmf_status": "True", 
                "most_recent_bmf": "5/11/2020 4:00:00 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": "07", 
                "ruling_year": "2014", 
                "adv_ruling_month": "", 
                "adv_ruling_year": "", 
                "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": "", 
    /*see here*/"irs_bmf_pub78_conflict": "True", 
                "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": "5/27/2020 9:24:34 PM", 
                "foundation_type_code": "PC", 
                "foundation_type_description": "Public charity described in section 509(a)(1) or (2)", 
                "parent_organizations": [] 
              } 
            }

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