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Nonprofit EIN, NTEE, and UN SDG Classification

With over three million tax-exempt organizations in the US, including more than one million (501c3) that report an annual income of more than $3 Trillion, finding essential information related to the sector can be a daunting experience. At X4Impact, we continuously create reports and interactive tools to help leaders get the insight needed to maximize their social impact.

Find Key Information Related to Tax-exempt Organizations, including Nonprofit Organizations (501c3)

Perhaps you are Chief Financial Officer or Foundation Program Manager researching an organization before making a grant or signing a contract or a Sales Executive seeking contact information and the classification for a specific organization. You can use this free tool to look up the answers to common questions about US tax-exempt organizations. You can also explore other interactive reports and tools from X4Impact.

Use this tool to search for an organization by name to find: its corporate address, website URL, Employer ID Number – EIN, National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities – NTEE Code, and Category.

For Nonprofit Organizations (501c3) and other social-purpose entities, we include the Impact Area and which of the 17 Global Goals the organization’s work supports.

We process millions of records from the IRS every month and use a combination of Natural Language Processing – NLP techniques and human validation to provide a comprehensive view.

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Annual Revenue
$10M to $50M
Street Address
5601 6TH AVE S 258
Zip Code
NTEE Code by Source
reported by
the IRS
reported by the
The IRS and the NCCS report similar NTEE codes for this organization.
Impact Area
Education: General
This Organization relates to impact indicators under these UN SDGs
Classification Confidence
This report includes 3,350,726 tax-exempt organizations as per data from the IRS and NCCS

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A Comprehensive View of an Organization’s NTEE Code

The National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) system was developed by the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) and is used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and NCCS to classify tax-exempt organizations. A specialist from the IRS assigns an NTEE code to each organization exempt under I.R.C. § 501(a) as part of the process of closing a case when the organization is recognized as tax-exempt. For more information and more detailed definitions of these codes developed by the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), visit the Urban Institute.

The code may be adjusted later on by the IRS to better reflect the nature of the mission of the organization. Many private organizations and foundations rely on the NTEE code to approve grants, but in close to 33% of cases, there are significant discrepancies between the code reported by the IRS, the one reported by the NCCS, and the one inferred from the mission statement of the organization.

We offer visibility of the code reported by two different sources:
  1. NTEE reported by the IRS, updated monthly.
  2. NTEE reported by the NCCS, updated annually.

As well as the category the organization falls under based on the automated analysis of the organization’s mission statement and impact areas as reported in the organization’s filing with the IRS, updated monthly.

Request an X4Impact Letter of Certification for One Organization

If you need to document a grant proposal, grant approval, participation in a program, or a nonprofit discount request or approval, you can request an X4Impact Letter of Certification.

Our X4Impact Letter of Certification includes:
  • The NTEE code, as reported by the IRS, by the NCCS, and our automated analysis based on the organization’s mission statement.
  • Latest IRS filing on record.
  • Final assessment from an X4Impact specialist on what is the best NTEE code, and UN SDG to classify that organization.

What is an EIN Number?

Each organization has a distinct EIN number provided by the Internal Revenue Service. EIN stands for Employer Identification Number and is also known as the Federal Employer Identification Number or the Federal Tax Identification Number. This is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the IRS to business entities operating in the United States for the purposes of identification. Both for-profit and nonprofit organizations have IRS EIN numbers.

UN SDG Classification and NTEE Updates

The UN SDG classification is based on the 169 Targets and 231 Indicators defined by the UN to track progress towards reaching the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. It is also based on the organization's mission, impact statements, website content, and other information reported to the IRS.

The NTEE code might be adjusted by the IRS to better reflect the nature of the mission of the organization. The IRS publishes an updated table of the NTEE codes by EIN periodically and we update our database weekly. If you think that your NTEE code needs to be adjusted with the IRS, follow these guidelines from the IRS.

If any information displayed for your organization (website, address, NTEE Code, UN SDG classification, etc) needs to be adjusted, please contact us

How are UN SDG Classification and NTEE Codes Used?

Using NTEE codes and the UN SDG taxonomy helps capital sources, donors, foundations, and impact investors inform social impact funding strategies. Thanks to our X4Impact Founding Partners, we offer this free tool to simplify your EIN search, NTEE code lookup, and understanding of an organization’s alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals. We process over one million IRS records monthly to keep this tool updated.

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