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SmarterGiving :: Open-Data

A completely open, git-driven database of nonprofit information.

Having free, open philanthropic data promotes experimentation and innovation from developers and designers of all sizes.

We firmly believe nonprofit and charitable data shouldn't be stuck behind paywalls. As developers, we grew tired of running into roadblocks finding machine-readable data that was NOT kept hostage by a paywall.


If you'd like to add your data or feed to this project, pull requests are most welcome.

  1. JSON format is preferred
  2. Use your existing schema
  3. Add your source to the README

We want to make it as easy as possible to share your data with the open source community, so feel free to share your data in its existing form and using your existing schema.

Alternatively, get in touch via opendata@smartergiving.org.


Raw Data

Data available for download in this repository

  1. Curated Lists of Nonprofits
  1. Grant Databases & Feeds
  • The Detroit Ledger (API)
  1. Funder Highlights
  • Y Combinator Nonprofit Program

Feeds & APIs

Data available via free, publicly available data files or API

  1. hGrant Feeds
  • Walter & Elise Haas Fund (feed)
  • Hewlett Foundation (feed)
  • Mott Foundation (feed)
  1. 360Giving


Join the conversation here.

Note: This project is in the 'pre-alpha' stage, so keep in mind the data, schema, file structure, and every other component are likely to change.


This open database is made available under the Open Database License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/. Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/dbcl/1.0/ - See more at: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/#sthash.sjzykYpd.dpuf