While two charities may have very similar names, no two charities will have the same EIN (federal employer identification number).
- Because each charity has its own EIN, EINs are a great way to avoid confusion among charities.
- EINs are the fastest way to research specific charities.
- EINs are the quickest way to check whether an organization is actually a charity — and accordingly to avoid “charity” scams.
We encourage charities to prominently display their EINs, to help donors find charities and avoid “charity” scams.