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The list of terms found in the Fields of Interest Index is based on the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE), originally developed by the National Center for Charitable Statistics. Since 1989, the Foundation Center has been using the NTEE not only to classify the exempt purposes of nonprofit organizations, but also to track the subject areas supported by the grants they receive. During 1995, the IRS began incorporating NTEE subject classifications into its file on nonprofit organizations in order to make note of their primary exempt purpose.

Go to the Foundation Center's web site to learn more about the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities.