What is CharitySense?

CharitySense is a project designed to empower you to make more informed decisions when donating to causes you care about. Our aim is to provide transparency in the world of charitable giving by offering a user-friendly data browser that helps you find the best cause and charity for your contributions.

Our approach is built on processing over 3.9 million tax forms from over 500,000 charities. We continually aggregate public and real-time sources to keep you updated on the financial health and impact of the organizations you care about. With CharitySense, you can understand exactly where your donation money will be spent in less than 30 seconds.

The Importance of Transparency

Every year, $500 billion is donated to various causes, but only $180 billion is used to create real change. With 50% of donations often funding operational overheads, it's more important than ever to hold charities accountable for their promises.
By choosing to use CharitySense, you're taking a stand for increased transparency in the charitable sector. Your informed choices encourage charities to become more effective, optimize their donations, and use their resources in the right way.
Together, we can foster a culture of accountability and ensure that the $2 trillion in revenues and expenses that flow through the hands of U.S. non-profits are used to make a positive impact on the world.

Amount Donated to Causes

$500 Billion

Create real change

$180 Billion

Donations often funding operational

50% of Donation

Revenues and expenses to hands of U.S. non-profits

$2 Trillion

About Sina Labs

CharitySense is a project of Sina Labs, a Troy, Michigan-based organization with a mission to develop, incubate, and proliferate technologies that maximize social impact in the world. Sina Labs is a 501(c)3, EIN: 87-4168236.

CharitySense API

We have opened our dataset for developers to build their own analytics. The Charity Navigator API is a RESTful API that provides access to a subset of the data available in the Charity Navigator database. The API offers methods for accessing data on charity filings, charity ratings, charity financials, and human development indicators. To access the documentation, visit https://www.charitysense.com/api-documentation.html.

Your Feedback and Feature Requests

We are committed to making CharitySense as beneficial as possible for our users. As such, we would greatly appreciate your feedback and suggestions on how we can improve our platform and better serve you and the causes you care about. If you have any feature requests or ideas, please feel free to contact us at mazhar@sinalabs.org.