Open datasets

Benefacts routinely supplies open datasets to which is Ireland’s open data portal.

Open data is also available here for almost 20,000 Irish nonprofits, with information (where available) under these fields:

  • Benefacts ID
  • Registered name and other registered names (where applicable)
  • Benefacts classification
  • County
  • Name(s) of authorities by which the nonprofit is regulated
  • Regulatory number(s)
  • Link to nonprofit listing on

This dataset is available in two formats:

CSV, which is a convenient option if you would like to view the data in Excel (simply download the dataset and use Excel to open the file).

JSON, which is a commonly used data storage and transfer format. This is a human readable format and can also be consumed automatically by third party software.


If you would like to receive a dataset in the form of an application programme interface (API), please contact us.


Other data files:


For more details, or if you have any queries on these files please get in touch. Read more about where Benefacts gets open data for Irish nonprofits.


All of the data on is subject to the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) Licence. In using the data you accept these terms (read more).

When using our data, please acknowledge Benefacts or as the source.