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The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) is now known as CharityWatch—a name that reflects our role as the independent, assertive charity watchdog that you rely on.

Members are encouraged to contact us using the form below for information about their Membership and other inquiries. Due to the large volume of correspondence we receive please allow several business days for a response, or contact us at (773) 529-2300 with any urgent questions.

We also welcome general comments and questions. Due to the large volume of correspondence we receive we are unable to respond to every e-mail. However, you can find answers to common questions in the FAQ portion of our site, or scan our Articles database to locate articles on charities, giving tips, and other charity-related topics of interest to you.


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Journalists / Media

CharityWatch regularly works with the media and can lend our expertise to provide insightful comments for articles, help with investigations, interpret audits and tax forms, or provide context for understanding broader issues affecting charitable giving. Please contact us at (773) 529-2300 or at if we can be of assistance, or to request online access to charity ratings and other information.


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P.O. Box 578460
Chicago, IL 60657


Our office is located at 3450 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 2802 in Chicago. Due to the large volume of mail we receive, we request that individuals mail to the above P.O. Box rather than our physical address.


Phone: (773) 529-2300
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