Non-profit Organization

An organization that uses surplus revenues to achieve its goals rather than distributing them as profit or dividends.

Name REMS Category 
Business Related/Interest Group 5
Foundation/Charitable Trust 6
Charitable Organization 7

Business Related/Interest Group

Nonprofit organization sponsored by one or more business or other entities engaged in activities for profit, including: corporate foundations, industry or trade associations; and professional, union, or lobbying organizations. For US Nonprofits, any organization not defined as 501(c)(3).

How to verify: IRS publication 557 (pdf) or GuideStar.

Wool Research Organization of New Zealand
Brain Mapping Medical Research Organization

Foundation/Charitable Trust

Non-profit foundations or charitable trusts, as defined in The Foundation Directory excluding corporate foundations, and including funds or endowments designated by the Internal Revenue Service as private grant-making foundations, community foundations, family foundations, and charitable trusts. New codes are not assigned to this category; previously created codes remain assigned to this category.

How to verify: IRS publication 557 (pdf) or GuideStar

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation 
Deer Creek Foundation 

Charitable Organization

 All new sponsor codes for charitable organizations are assigned to this category, unless the entity is found to be Business Related/Interest Group. For US Nonprofits, any organization defined at 501 (c)(3) by the IRS falls under this category. For non-profit entities outside of the US, a sponsor code will generally be linked to this category.

How to verify: IRS publication 557 (pdf) or GuideStar

North County Health Services 
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation