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How to use this site

This site shows only charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional fundraising counsel that are currently registered with the Bureau. Organizations which register as Institutions of Purely Public Charity are not currently searchable on this site. Charitable organizations whose registrations have lapsed or charities that are excluded or exempted from registration will not be shown in the search results.

To search for a charity, professional solicitor or professional fundraising counsel, enter either a complete name or address, or any portion thereof, in the fields shown above. Providing as much information as possible, in one or more fields, will reduce the overall number of choices displayed for your selection. For example, entering "fund" in the Name field and "Harrisburg" in the "City" field will return all Harrisburg-based organizations with "fund" in their names. However, including information you are not sure of may cause the search to overlook the desired organization; the search criteria must match, both in spelling and sequence, what appears in the database.

If you know the organization's EIN (Employer Identification Number), enter the complete number in the field above. This will take you directly to the information screen. When searching by EIN, enter numbers only (no dashes) and do not complete the remaining fields. Entering a partial number may produce a list of funds with a similar EIN. This search feature only works with charitable organizations.

If the list of search results include "previous", "alias" or "other" names for a given organization, they will be designated as such on the selection screen. However, when the "previous","alias" or "other" entity name is selected, the currently registered name, and contact infomration will be displayed on the results information screen. If a single organization is the result of your search, the selection screen is bypassed, and the most current information is displayed. Be sure to select the type of organization you wish to locate before submitting the query. "Charities" is the default selection.

If no results are found, check the spelling of the organization name or use only the first few words of the name for a broader search. Also check that the correct type of organization is selected.

To search for disciplinary, enforcement or corrective measures taken by the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations on charitable organizations, professional solicitors, professional fundraising counsel or officers, director or employees of these organizations, please vist Enforcement and Disciplinary Actions.

Estimate Registration Fee when submitting IRS 990

1a Federated Campaigns:
1b Membership Dues:
1c Fundraising Events:
1d Related Organizations:
1f All Other Contributions:
8a Gross from fundraising events:
9a Gross income from gaming activities:

Estimate Registration Fee when submitting BCO-23

General Contributions:
Grross receipt from speciall Event:
Contributions from affiliates:
Contributions from Federal Fund Org:
Receipts from Membership Dues:

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