Get started with Charity Check

Overview

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

  • Ensure charities are compliant within key databases including IRS Publication 78, IRS Business Master File, Internal Revenue Bulletin, Automatic Revocation of Exemption, and OFAC Specially Designated Nationals List.
  • Gather additional details to support decision making, such as organization type, deductibility limitations, religious organization status, revocations, and more.
  • Download a timestamped Charity Check PDF document to archive for due diligence.
  • Verify multiple organizations simultaneously to serve solutions at scale.

Endpoints

Each Charity Check API is a distinct endpoint that requires a unique API key. Please contact your Candid Account Manager if you need an API key.

  • Charity Check API
    Validate organizations to ensure donations are 100% compliant with the IRS.

  • Charity Check PDF API
    Generate a PDF report to validate nonprofit status and eligibility with a 100% IRS compliant charity check.

  • Charity Check Bulk API
    Validate nonprofit status and eligibility of up to 25 organizations at a time with a 100% IRS compliant charity check.

Use Cases

Grantmaking: Charity status confirmation and audit trail
Utilize the Charity Check API to check the status and compliance of a single nonprofit organization at a time with detailed data. Utilize the Charity Check PDF API to download and save a PDF copy of the charity check report, which includes a timestamp, to build an audit trail for grantmaking.

PDF Charity Check Report
Utilize the Charity Check PDF API to download and save a stand-alone Charity Check report on a single organization at a time.

Batch and automate Charity Check jobs
Utilize the Charity Check Bulk API to batch and automate large charity check jobs of up to 25 organizations at a time.

Charity check overview user guides

Charity Check endpoint-specific user guides



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