IRS Exempt Orgs is a searchable database of tax-exempt organizations as published by the IRS. Our mission is to supply researchers, donors, and the general public with high quality, reliable information about tax exempt organizations, charities, foundations and associations in order to increase philanthropic transparency. The information contained on is supplied directly form the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. is not affiliated with any tax exempt organization.

Nonprofit charitable organizations are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Other tax-exempt organizations covered in this section include those exempt under Sections 501(c)(4) through 501(c)(9). Descriptions of these organizations are below:


Religious, educational, charitable, scientific, or literary organizations; testing for public safety organizations. Also, organizations preventing cruelty to children or animals, or fostering national or international amateur sports competition


Civic leagues, social welfare organizations, and local associations of employees


Labor, agriculture, and horticultural organizations


Business leagues, chambers of commerce, and real estate boards


Social and recreational clubs


Fraternal beneficiary societies and associations


Voluntary employee beneficiary associations displays tax exempt data from many IRS databases including Master Business File, Publication 78, Auto-Revocation List, Form 990. Form 990-EZ, Form 990-PF, and Form 990-N.

IRS Exempt Organization Master Business File (EO BMF) contains over 1.5 million records with cumulative information on all exempt organizations. The IRS publishes updates to the IRS BMF on a monthly basis. The IRS exempt organization data have been accumulated since the inception of the tax-exempt statutes. A determination letter is issued to an organization upon the granting of an exemption and is considered valid throughout the life of the organization, as long as the organization complies with the provisions of its exemption. If an organization's exemption is revoked, an announcement to inform potential donors of the revocation is published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin. In addition, the organization's name is removed from publicly accessible venues, including this file. More information can be found at the EO BMF page.

Publication 78 is a list of all organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. Users may rely on this list in determining deductibility of their contributions.Certain eligible donees (i.e., churches, group ruling subordinates, and governmental units) may not be listed in this database. also extracts and displays statistcs and financial data from organization's most recent Form 990, Form 990-EZ, Form 990-PF, and Form 990-N. Forms 990 and 990-EZ are used by tax-exempt organizations, nonexempt charitable trusts, and section 527 political organizations to provide the IRS with the information required by section 6033. An organization's completed Form 990 or 990-EZ, and a section 501(c)(3) organization's Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return, generally are available for public inspection as required by section 6104. Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF), Schedule of Contributors, is available for public inspection for section 527 organizations filing Form 990 or 990-EZ. For other organizations that file Form 990 or Form 990-EZ, parts of Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF), can be open to public inspection. See Appendix D and the Instructions for Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) for more details. Some members of the public rely on Form 990 or Form 990-EZ as their primary or sole source of information about a particular organization. How the public perceives an organization in such cases can be determined by information presented on its return.

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