This search function allows members of the public, including prospective donors, to confirm the IRS 501(c)(3) status of PBUSA's active members. IRS rules (see IRS Publication 4573) that provides,
"How do I verify that an organization is included as a subordinate in a group exemption ruling?
The central organization that holds a group exemption (rather than the IRS) determines which organizations are included as subordinates under its group exemption ruling. Therefore, you can verify that an organization is a subordinate under a group exemption ruling by consulting the official subordinate listing approved by the central organization..."
Members may also print a copy of their membership and tax-exemption certificate to give to prospective donors. Log in and click your name at the top of the page to enter your profile, then look for the "Get Certificate" button.