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Add nonprofitStatus for coverage of non-profit organizations #19

lucy-kind opened this issue Apr 14, 2020 · 3 comments

Add nonprofitStatus for coverage of non-profit organizations #19

lucy-kind opened this issue Apr 14, 2020 · 3 comments


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@lucy-kind lucy-kind commented Apr 14, 2020

This will allow coverage of non-profit organizations. Since non-profits fall under different categories in different countries, the added property of nonprofitStatus will allow this to be an internationally applicable schema.


Under Organization:
Add new property of "nonprofitStatus”, which will take a new type “NonprofitType”, comprising a list of preliminary enums, as well as the type Text for now.

The preliminary enum list can include the nonprofit types for US listed on the US gov site, plus the UK charity types listed on the UK gov site. In the future, we can consider adding to the list of enums as needed.

Under NonprofitType:
Add the following enums:

  • Nonprofit501c1
  • Nonprofit501c2
  • Nonprofit501c3… to
  • Nonprofit501c28
  • Nonprofit501d
  • Nonprofit501e
  • Nonprofit501f
  • Nonprofit501k
  • Nonprofit501n
  • Nonprofit501q
  • Nonprofit521a
  • Nonprofit527
  • CharityIncorporatedOrganization
  • LimitedByGuaranteeCharity
  • UnincorporatedAssociationCharity
  • UKTrust
  • NonprofitANBI
  • NonprofitSBBI
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@bquinn bquinn commented Apr 29, 2020

Can I propose a new type: LimitedByGuarantee or LimitedByGuaranteeNotCharity or something similar. Trade associations and industry standards organisations like IPTC are officially "limited by guarantee" but cannot apply for charitable status as their aims are commercial (supporting an industry) rather than charitable.

Ireland and Australia (at least) have the same mechanism:

I've also found "Community Amateur Sports Club" which is distinct from a charity

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@drkane drkane commented Jun 9, 2020

I maintain a repository of UK non-profit organisations. There's a few others that might be helpful to include:

  • CommunityInterestCompany
  • RegisteredSociety - a form of mutual company
  • IndustrialAndProvidentSociety
  • FriendlySociety
  • CreditUnion
  • Cooperative
  • RoyalCharter

I'd also support adding Community Amateur Sports Club and LimitedByGuarantee.

@RichardWallis RichardWallis transferred this issue from schemaorg/schemaorg Jul 13, 2020
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@RichardWallis RichardWallis commented Jul 13, 2020

See issue #7 for the context of the move from the main issue tracker to this repository.

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