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Charity Navigator's API


Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, is your source for reliable charity data. Our API provides developers access to our high-quality, comprehensive charity data which can be easily integrated into your application or website. 

  • We have detailed information on more than 8,000 of the largest charities in America. This group of public charities receives approximately half of all private contributions made in the USA each year (not including houses of worship).
  • We have basic information on the remainder of the 1.4 million US nonprofits. 

Feature Charity Navigator’s data on your site

At Charity Navigator we believe that people are amazingly generous and derive great satisfaction from helping others, but are not always sure how to help. So we built an objective rating system that assists givers from every state, and with every type of charitable interest, in finding a charity to support. Our API provides the largest dataset (more than 8,000 charities) on the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of US registered public charities providing services in every cause area both domestically and internationally as well as basic data on the remainder of the 1.4 million US nonprofits.

The Charity Navigator API allows you to add valuable and trusted information to your application. Via the API you can:

  • Search by keyword(s) and other criteria
  • Browse by cause areas*
  • Browse by countries served*
  • Browse Top Ten Lists and Hot Topics*
  • Display detailed ratings and metrics for individual charities*
  • Automatically access the hundreds of new ratings we publish each month
  • Automatically access additional ratings 

*Applies to rated organizations only.

Integrate the Charity Navigator API into your web application today so your site visitors can find a Charity Navigator rated charity as well as basic information on the remainder of the 1.4 million US nonprofits.


  • Multivariable search
  • Basic information returned in search results
    • Rated Charities: EIN#, charity name, tagline, city, state, zip, category, cause, overall rating, NTEE code, subsection
    • Unrated Organizations: EIN#, name, city, state, zip, NTEE code, subsection 
  • API access to Top Ten Lists, Hot Topics, and list of countries.
  • Ability to periodically cache data into your database system
  • Detailed information provided for each charity
    • Rated Charities: all the information provided for Unrated Organizations plus ratings, financial metrics, accountability & transparency metrics, mission, list of charities performing similar types of work, etc
    • Unrated Organizations: EIN#, name, street address, city, state, zip, NTEE code, NTEE classification, NTEE type, classification, subsection, activities, foundation status, deductibility, affiliation, group name, exempt organization status, ruling date, asset amount, income amount, form 990 revenue amount, date of the latest form 990 return, filing requirement, FYE 
  • White label usage - Does not require link to our site for each charity displayed
  • Historical ratings


  • Onboarding fee: $20,000
  • Monthly fee: $999

If you anticipate high volume usage of our API (such as more than 5,000 calls/hour), then additional fees may apply.


Please review our Attribution Requirements.

And be sure to review the License Agreement for the Premium Data Package as you will need to agree to the one that applies before you can obtain an API key.

Apply Now to Access our API

To request access to the API, please contact Be sure to provide as much detail as possible about your organization, what Charity Navigator data you wish to access and how you plan to use it. Our team will then review your request to determine if it is in-line with our mission. The review process takes between 2 and 3 weeks.



Charity Navigator API in Action 



Givelocity is a community for shared giving. Individuals and businesses can build or move into neighborhoods (giving circles) based on their philanthropic goals. By pooling donations and voting together, members can have greater impact on the causes that matter to them. Givelocity integrated the Charity Navigator API to help members easily access and learn more about top causes.






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