Sometimes finding the correct nonprofit is harder that it should be. Givio depends on multiple data sources to provide you with the most complete list of nonprofits eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. This includes IRS approved data.
Unfortunately, not every cause a donor supports is actually a nonprofit that is eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. For example, some causes are actually programs of a nonprofit and while you may know the name of the program, you may not know the name of the sponsoring nonprofit. Additionally, political organizations can be nonprofits, but donors cannot make tax-deductible donations to them, which excludes them from our database. And not every tax-exempt organization has up-to-date information on record with the IRS — sometimes a name has been changed for marketing purposes. We do our best, and we will continue to strive to do even better.
If you can’t find your nonprofit, try these steps:
- Spell out the full name. Sometimes your nonprofit may popularly be referred to by an acronym or a shortened name. The name filed with the IRS is the first search result you will find. Sometimes if the IRS registered name is different enough from the acronym or shortened name, you may not see anything similar show in up your search results.
- Check the name, check the spelling. Are you entering the name of a program, for example, but the actual organization name is different? Could the organization be sponsored by a government agency rather than a nonprofit?
- Search by EIN number. The Electronic Identification Number (EIN) is usually the best way to search for a nonprofit. Because there are many nonprofits with similar names, searching by EIN ensures you definitely have found the organization you’re looking for. If the EIN number doesn’t produce results, the nonprofit may not be in our database yet.
If you’re a giver, looking for your favorite nonprofit, fill out this Nonprofit not found form.
If you’re a nonprofit, fill out this Add my nonprofit form and we’ll make sure your nonprofit gets added to our database with a free Givio page after it has been vetted against IRS records.