CharityCheck Directory Search

Charity SherlockDig before you donate — check an organization’s identity — heed the warnings of the FBI, IRS, FTC, NASCO and state attorneys general.

The CharityCheck directory includes every charity and nonprofit organization listed by the Internal Revenue Service as exempt from federal income taxes. If you already have the organization’s EIN, use the Reverse Lookup page.

First Search by Organization Name

  1. Go to the Organization Name field below.
  2. Enter just one to three words you are sure of — in the order you are sure of.
  3. Leave out “the” and “and” and “&”.
  4. The names in the directory are the formal names organizations use with the IRS.
  5. Searches are not case sensitive.
Organization Name (one to three words you are sure of): 

Search based on (select one): 
Word(s) anywhere in the name
Word(s) at the beginning


Narrow Your Search (optional)

If Search by Organization Name gives you too many results, then enter more details using one or more of the City, State or ZIP boxes below.
ZIP (five digits): is a project of