Guidestar

Ruby wrapper around the Guidestar API.

Install

gem install guidestar-ruby

Usage

First initialize the client with your credentials:

  Guidestar::Client.set_credentials(<user>, <password>)

Now you can perform searches by keyword:

  Guidestar::Client.search(:keyword => "poverty")

Search by organization name:

  Guidestar::Client.search(:name=> "Red Cross")

Search by EIN:

  Guidestar::Client.search(:ein => "52-5367724")

Search by city and state:

  Guidestar::Client.search(:city => "San Francisco", :state => "CA")

Search by zip:

  Guidestar::Client.search(:zip => "23556")

Search by NTEE code:

  Guidestar::Client.search(:ntee_code => "A25")

Additional options (and their respective defaults):

  {
    :page_size => 25, # number of results per page
    :offset => 0,     # page number
    :categories => ["C1_Arts_Culture_and_Humanities"],
    :sub_categories => ["C1_Performing_Arts"]
  }

Organization Categories & Sub-Categories

Categories:

  • "C1_Arts_Culture_and_Humanities"
  • "C2_Education_and_Research"
  • "C3_Environment_and_Animals"
  • "C4_Health"
  • "C5_Human_Services"
  • "C6_International"
  • "C7_Public_Societal_Benefit"
  • "C8_Religion"
  • "C9_Unknown"

Sub-Categories:

  • "C1_Humanities_and_Historical_Societies"
  • "C1_Media"
  • "C1_Museums"
  • "C1_Performing_Arts"
  • "C1_Service_and_Other"
  • "C2_College_and_University"
  • "C2_Elementary_and_Secondary"
  • "C2_Libraries"
  • "C2_Research_Institutes"
  • "C2_Service_and_Other"
  • "C2_Vocational_Technical_and_Adult"
  • "C3_Animal_Protection_Welfare_and_Services"
  • "C3_Beautification_and_Horticulture"
  • "C3_Conservation_and_Environmental_Education"
  • "C3_Health_Care_Facilities_and_Programs"
  • "C3_Pollution"
  • "C3_Service_and_Other"
  • "C3_Zoos_and_Veterinary_Services"
  • "C4_Addiction_and_Substance_Abuse"
  • "C4_Diseases_and_Disease_Research"
  • "C4_Health_Care_Facilities_and_Programs"
  • "C4_Medical_Disciplines_and_Specialty_Research"
  • "C4_Mental_Health_and_Crisis_Services"
  • "C5_Agriculture_Food_and_Nutrition"
  • "C5_Crime_and_Legal_Related"
  • "C5_Employment_and_Occupations"
  • "C5_General_Human_Services"
  • "C5_Housing"
  • "C5_Public_Safety_Disaster_Preparedness_and_Relief"
  • "C5_Recreation_and_Sports"
  • "C5_Youth_Development"
  • "C6_International_Development_and_Relief_Services"
  • "C6_International_Human_Rights"
  • "C6_International_Peace_and_Security"
  • "C6_Promotion_of_International_Understanding"
  • "C6_Service_and_Other"
  • "C7_Civil_Rights_and_Liberties"
  • "C7_Community_Improvement"
  • "C7_Mutual_or_Membership_Benefit_Organizations"
  • "C7_Philanthropy_Voluntarism_and_Public_Benefit"
  • "C7_Service_and_Other"
  • "C7_Voter_Education_and_Registration"
  • "C8_Buddhist"
  • "C8_Christian"
  • "C8_Hindu"
  • "C8_Islamic"
  • "C8_Jewish"
  • "C8_Religious_Media"
  • "C8_Service_and_Other"
  • "C9_Unknown"

Dependencies

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2012 Gemini SBS. See LICENSE for details.

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